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 the laughter of the last unicorn.
I'm alive, I'm alive.
When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning, and the future has passed without even a last desperate warning. Then look into the sky where through the clouds a path is torn. Look and see her how she sparkles, it's the last unicorn.
I'm alive, I'm alive.
Still remember this beautiful song from the movie The Last Unicorn? The film's music was composed and arranged by Jimmy Webb, with songs performed by the group America. I listen to this whenever I'm feeling depressed and my eyes are sweating. This is a perfect song to reflect the story's complexity.
The Last Unicorn is a 1982 fantasy film produced by Rankin/Bass for ITC Entertainment and animated by Topcraft. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the film's screenplay. The Last Unicorn is about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last unicorn in the world, goes on a quest to find the others.
Some parents made a movie review like that: The Last Unicorn is an unconventional, mythological family film. Not a typical fairy tale with a traditional good-vs.-evil plot and happy ending, it has sad moments, challenging decisions to be made, and no easy resolutions. The story -- about a unicorn who fears she may be the last of her species on earth and sets out to find the others -- was original and offbeat when it was made and remains so decades later. Though the film is often funny and lyrical and has a tender story with a strong musical spine, younger or very sensitive kids could find a number of sequences and visuals extremely scary. A flaming red bull rampages through and threatens the most vulnerable characters. A hideous witch, along with the ghoulish creatures she holds captive, is grotesque and menacing. A ferocious harpy (a legendary flying monster) attacks and destroys. A huge tree appears to have bizarrely large breasts that threaten to crush a sympathetic magician, and a few other visuals show large cartoon breasts.
So they think this is absolutely a wonderful movie, BUT - this is not for kids!
Anyway, for me, I loved The Last Unicorn as a child. But it wasn't until I watched the film as an adult that I realized The Last Unicorn is really not a movie intended for kids. Based on a brilliant novel — written for adults — by Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn tells us that life isn’t fair, that people are flawed, and that we don’t always get what we want. But for all that, I still love it, perhaps even more than I did as a child, because it’s honest. Despite all of its trappings of fantasy — unicorns, wizards, magic, fiery hell-beasts — The Last Unicorn feels real. And I personaly learned something from this movie.
The Last Unicorn is a story about moving from girlhood into adulthood, falling in love, and moving on. This movie isn’t a simple love story, although that’s an aspect of it; It’s more about the gradual, sometimes painful, move away from the safety of a more isolated existence and toward empathy and socialization and obligations to other people—growing up, in other words. It’s a process that begins but doesn’t end in childhood, as the world and the people we meet change us in a million unexpected ways, for better or worse. And what I love about this movie is that it’s so honest about the fact that losing this sense of separateness is scary, and that it’s possible to move past pain and fear, but not to pretend that they don’t exist. No happy ending all the time in life, those happy ending only exist in Disney fairy tales, but life isn't a fairy tale.
However, I still belive that unicorns are real and we should calm down because of unicorn power.