The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

The last? What happened to all the others? When the unicorn in this story realizes that she may indeed be the last of her kind, she tries to find out what happened to the rest and begins a journey to bring them back.

I don’t remember how old I was when I first watched the movie in television, maybe 5 or 6, but I still remember so much from it. Schmendrick the magician, Molly, the Red Bull, the talking skeleton, the wonderful music, and of course the enchanting unicorn. Themes are the tradeoff between immortality and love, illusions and destiny. I think this is one of those rare stories that has real magic in it.

The opening will bring back memories ~

The Last Unicorn ~ Intro

The Last Unicorn ~ Lyrics

When the last eagle flies
Over the last crumbling mountain
And the last lion roars
At the last dusty fountain
In the shadow of the forest
Though she may be old and worn
They will stare unbelieving
At the Last Unicorn

When the first breath of winter
Through the flowers is icing
And you look to the north
And a pale moon is rising
And it seems like all is dying
And would leave the world to mourn
In the distance hear her laughter
It’s the Last Unicorn
I’m alive… I’m alive

When the last moon is cast
Over the last star of morning
And the future is past
Without even a last desperate warning
Then look into the sky where through
The clouds a path is formed
Look and see her how she sparkles
It’s the Last Unicorn
I’m alive… I’m alive.

 

The soundtrack was composed by Jimmy Webb and performed by America. The book this movie is based on was originally written in 1968 by Peter S. Beagle.

3 thoughts on “The Last Unicorn”

  1. Woah, didn’t know that. Given that I don’t have the movie yet on DVD (it runs on television every year during Christmas over here in Germany), this seems like a smart thing to do.

    Thanks for the link!

  2. I know I have not experience watching movies, but this comment is made for my teacher that ask me try to comment it.”last Unicorn is the best movie that I have seen. The best part is “smaointe” scene that the Unicorn is caught by red bull. The soundtrack is good. The song is also good. I love this movie.

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