Black Beauty

Synopsis: Black Beauty, a beautiful black stallion in 1870s England, recalls his life from his birth through his carefree life as a colt to the many hardships he suffered after achieving maturity. He goes through many owners, both good and bad, until he finally finds happiness and contentment.
Director(s): Caroline Thompson
  1 win & 1 nomination.
88 min

Go on now. Round them up.

Thank you for offering to help.

I expect it's time for your tea now, isn't it?

Yes, I expect it is.

Tea time, girls.

Jessica, Molly, come along!

It's a good thing John came along

when he did.

It certainly is.

Joe had a good heart...

...but really not a clue.

Stand still, will you?

Stop running.

Come on, everybody!

What a wonderful place.

I flew down to her.

I knew it would be magic between us.

Hey! Wait a second.

What do you think you're doing?


Easy, Ginger, easy.

- What's the matter with her?

- They must've battered her.

We treat her well and give her her head,

she'll come round, surely enough.

Back him on in.

Kind treatment makes good horses, Joe.

Bad treatment ruins them.

Straighten him out.

I can't.

Yes, you can.

Was I ever going to win her affection?

When we came to the hill...

...instead of slowing down

and leaving me to do the work...

...she threw her weight into the collar

and pulled away, straight up.

Our paces matched perfectly.

I was sure that afterwards,

things would be different between us.

They were.

They were worse.

Now she ignored me completely.

I bounded.

I leaped to the sky!

I tried everything to get her attention.

Even though I was new...

...the squire and John trusted me to

get them safely back from town... matter how terrible the storm.

The wild branches tried to grab me.

The rain stung my eyes

like a thousand bees!

Keep moving, Beauty!

The bridge was flooded.

But it looked safe.

As I reached the middle,

I knew at once that something was wrong.

Beauty, forward!

Go forward!

Everything inside me screamed

not to go any further.

Go forward!

I wanted to obey him but he was wrong.

I know, chum. I know.

How can I make you understand?

We can't go near there!

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Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson (born April 23, 1956) is an American novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer. She wrote the screenplays for Tim Burton's films Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride. She co-wrote the story for Edward Scissorhands and recently co-adapted a new stage version of the film with director and choreographer Matthew Bourne. Thompson also adapted the screenplay for the film version of Wicked Lovely, a bestselling fantasy series, in 2011, but the production was put into turnaround. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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