They will stare unbelieving at the last unicorn

I first watched, “The Last Unicorn” when I was around somewhere between 5-7  years old. I remember it was so beautiful and sad, it had me bawling all night.

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I watched it again recently and somehow, the magic wasn’t there anymore. I found the songs annoying, Amalthea’s voice grating,  and the story telling incredibly jerky and full of plot holes.

There’s nothing sadder than discovering something you found so enchanting as a kid lose its magic. There really isn’t.

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The brother came home one day with a really ratty, borrowed copy of the book the movie was based on by Peter S. Beagle. I’m only about half-way through, but it’s already restored my faith in it.

All the things that I thought were unexplained or missing from the movie is in the book. Amalthea is also less annoying. (Thank God!)catThe Pirate Cat, who I love, love, loved in the animated movie, unfortunately isn’t very pirate-y in the book. And although the film’s dialogue is almost word-for-word from the book, the cat is much, much more endearing with the peg leg, the eye patch, and the occasional, “Arr”.

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3 thoughts on “They will stare unbelieving at the last unicorn

  1. I’m directing a stage version of the book in Chicago this month. Maybe we’re too far away for you to see it, but check out my blog if you want to find more info on the process, some photos, etc. Thanks!

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    1. That sounds awesome. if Chicago wasn’t so far away, I’d definitely check it out. Best of luck to you guys. 😀

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  2. Hi,

    thanks for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

    black hattitude.

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