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40th film anniversary!! Behind the scenes part 1

Cowboys and Indians magazine did a nice series of articles for the 40th anniversary of “The Black Stallion” (1979)

Don’t forget to stop by the shop for a little luck!

 

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Still fantastic at 40, one of the best-loved horse movies of all time almost didn’t get made.

Milton Caniff

Milton Caniff was a great illustrator and friend of Dad’s during the WW2 days. Farley was an editor for ‘Stars and Stripes’ (AKA Yank) the newspaper for the armed forces. The two would spend time together working on the weekly paper and shared the experience of growing up in NY, they spoke the same language and would frequent the same spots. Caniff did a running series for the paper named “Male Call” a weekly strip which featured ‘dames’, like ‘Burma’ in this strip, and tough guys that he made famous with his syndicated comic “Terry and the Pirates“. Caniff has the title as the most published comic illustrator of all time!! His drawings have appeared in thousands of papers around the world.
After his military service Milton Caniff continued drawing with his “Steve Canyon” series in many newspapers. His work influenced a generation of comic book/strip artists such as Jack Kirby, Frank Robbins, Lee Elias, Bob Kane, Mike Sekowsky, John Romita, Sr., Johnny Craig, William Overgard and Doug Wildey to name just a few. European artists were also influenced by his style, including Belgian artists Jijé, Hubinon and Italian artist Hugo Pratt.
If you don’t know these artists names think; Marvel, DC, Batman, Avengers, Captain America, Spiderman, Black Panther – even Archie and “Tales from the Crypt”. These artists were all familiar with Milton Caniff’s work … and the fact he held on to the rights of his characters – one of the first illustrators to accomplish that feat.

Here’s some illustrations that Caniff and Samsone did for Dad when he was editor. The one has Walt “de bossman” and the other a Wolf drawing thinking about Rosemary (Mom) back in town;

Yank art copy (click here)

Don’t forget to stop by the shop for a timeless classic!!

NEW SPECIAL EDITION BLU – RAY!!

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Coming in July this summer! The all new Criterion Collection Special Edition remastered Blu-Ray edition of “The Black Stallion”!!
This is the DIRECTOR APPROVED – SPECIAL EDITION, by Carroll Ballard.
This is sure to be a winner as the digital transfer was supervised by master cinematographer Caleb Deschanel himself!
It has loads of special features – here’s what’s going to be included;

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

**New 4K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Caleb Deschanel, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
**Five short films by Carroll Ballard, with introductions by the director: Pigs! (1965), The Perils of Priscilla (1969), Rodeo (1969), Seems Like Only Yesterday (1971), and Crystallization (1974)
**New conversation between Ballard and film critic Scott Foundas
**New interview with Deschanel
**New piece featuring photographer Mary Ellen Mark discussing her images from the film’s set
**Trailer
**PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Sragow
The exciting new cover art is by Nicolas Delort.

It will be great to see it again as it should be seen! It’s about time!
Be sure to get a Bucephalus of your own – better than popcorn!

Check back close to the release as we’ll try to get discount codes for purchasing this fantastic NEW edition of “The Black Stallion“!

“Homecoming of Horses” Sunday Fun!

This Sunday, December 14, 2014 – A GREAT way to spend the day…
see you there?!! Stop at the shop on your way!al marah

 

Public Invited to Al-Marah Arabians “Homecoming of Horses”
WHAT: Welcoming ceremony and equine events to celebrate the arrival of the very best of

Al-Marah Arabians famous horses to their new Clermont home

WHEN: Sunday, December 14

TIME:  11:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Al-Marah Arabians, 11105 Autumn Lane in Clermont

BACKGROUND: Al-Marah Arabians invites the public to its Homecoming of Horses event to see the arrival of the last and very best of the farm’s famous Arabian horses as they arrive from Tucson. The day-long event is FREE and open to the public.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Riding demonstrations featuring horses that have won more than 40 National Championships
  • Tours of the 78-acre farm
  • Meet and greet with Mark Miller and the Al-Marah trainers
  • Riding demo by Greta Wrigley, trainer and winner of multiple national championships
  • Horse sales
  • Entertainment
  • Food

The highlight of the event will be the arrival of the broodmares at 2:00 pm as they take their first steps on the lush green pastures of their new home.

The Al-Marah Arabians are the oldest, privately-owned, continuously-bred band of horses in the world. Their ancestors date back to 1815 when they were first rounded up from the Egyptian desert.

Now owned by Mark Miller, who owned the Arabian Nights attraction, the horses are bred to exacting standards for beauty, athleticism, agility and a warrior-spirit; with dispositions that make them perfect companions and show horses.

For more information on Al-Marah Arabians, please visit