Friday, February 10, 2012

Editor's Pick: The Last Unicorn - the Movie

This movie was watched as much as my parents would allow as I grew up. The introduction to the movie is ingrained in my memory: http://youtu.be/VxoJLJx-mJw After seeing the part where the unicorn is shown in the clouds, I would literally run to the window and look out to see if there was a unicorn in the clouds. Even now, I see shapes in the clouds and hope for the unicorn. The music is by America. It stars so many famous people. Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Angela Lansbury, Jeff Bridges, and Christopher Lee. You can see a lot of the tapestry artwork shown in the animation. I still have each line memorized; no matter how corny it is. :)
You can usually find the movie pretty cheap. There was recently a re-release to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie.
All the singing is beautiful except for one scene which I openly admit is horribly sung by Mia Farrow. :) Listen at your own risk: http://youtu.be/lIUnq2d9pMU Acting, her voice is perfect. Singing... not so much.

4 comments:

  1. I just love the faith she has. It makes m

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  2. Oops, sent too early. I meant to say it makes me feel more inspired in my own journey. :)

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  3. And... as is often the case with retro movies like this, there are always rumors of a live-action version. I found this on Youtube and just had to say I really love the selections for the actors.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wLMLcqagVw
    Note that two of them are the voices in the animated version as well. :)

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  4. I love The Last Unicorn! Mommy Fortuna used to give me nightmares, especially the scene with the harpy. I miss these movies for kids, it seems like now they're all about crass jokes and bodily functions (which I understand that kids love) but can't we elevate their tastes a bit?

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