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The black stallion [DVD/videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; United Artists ; Francis Ford Coppola presents ; screenplay by Melissa Mathison & Jeanne Rosenberg and William D. Wittliff ; produced by Fred Roos and Tom Sternberg ; directed by Carroll Ballard ; from Omni Zoetrope Studios ; executive producer, Francis Coppola.

Ballard, Carroll, (film director.). Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- (film producer.). Mathison, Melissa, (screenwriter.). Rosenberg, Jeanne, (screenwriter.). Wittliff, William D., (screenwriter.). Roos, Fred, (film producer.). Sternberg, Tom, (film producer.). Reno, Kelly, 1966- (actor.). Garr, Teri, 1952- (actor.). Muse, Clarence, (actor.). Axton, Hoyt, (actor.). Higgins, Michael, 1920-2008 (actor.). McNamara, Ed,-1986, (actor.). Larbi, Doghmi, 1930-1992 (actor.). Rooney, Mickey, (actor.). Coppola, Carmine, 1910-1991 (composer (expression)). Crugnola, Aurelio,-2011, (art director.). Preston, Earl G., (art director.). Dalva, Robert, 1942- (editor of moving image work.). Deschanel, Caleb, 1944- (director of photography.). Farley, Walter, 1915-1989 Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Black stallion. (Added Author). Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Ed McNamara, Dogmi Larbi, Mickey Rooney. (Cast).

Record details

  • ISBN: 1681430169
  • ISBN: 9781681430164
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
  • Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the novel by Walter Farley.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979 by Zoetrope Studios.
Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 2: Short films (five short films by Carroll Ballard): Pigs! (1965), The perils of Priscilla (1969), Rodeo (1969), Seems like only yesterday (1971), Crystallization (1974); Carroll Ballard and Scott Foundas (new conversations between Ballard and film critic Scott Foundas); Caleb Deschanel (new interview with Deschanel); Mary Ellen Mark (new piece featuring photographer Mary Ellen Mark). Booklet includes an essay by film critic Michael Sragow.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music by Carmine Coppola ; art directors, Aurelio Crugnola, Earl Preston ; editor, Robert Dalva ; director of photography, Caleb Deschanel.
Participant or Performer Note:
Kelly Reno, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Ed McNamara, Dogmi Larbi, Mickey Rooney.
Summary, etc.:
An adaptation of Walter Farley's classic children's novel, in which an American boy is rescued after a shipwreck off the coast of North Africa by a seemingly untamable wild horse. After surviving together, they develop a bond and begin training to race once they are rescued.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 2.0 surround.
Language Note:
In Enlish, with optional English captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject: Farley, Walter, 1915-1989 > Film adaptations.
Black (Fictitious character : Farley) > Drama.
Shipwreck survival > Drama.
Boys > Drama.
Horses > Drama.
Horse racing > Training > Drama.
Human-animal relationships > Drama.
Genre: Action and adventure films.
Animal films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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