film: the last unicorn

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The last unicorn explorations part 1

My take on some of the Last Unicorn characters. So far I’ve gotten the Unicorn, Shmendrick the Magician, Molly Grue and Mama Fortuna. I’ll do more characters because the story of this novel/movie is one of my top favorites. I sometimes wish I’m able to make my own animated adaptation of it. 

The signs as ‘The Last Unicorn’ quotes

Originally posted by lyricalbang

Aries: “How can I be cruel? That is for mortals.”

Taurus: “I like being brave, but I will be a lazy coward again if you think that would be better.”

Gemini: “You are losing my interest, and that is very dangerous.”

Cancer: “Love is slowing you down, I will catch you at last, if you love much more.”

Leo: “Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart.”

Virgo: “There are no happy endings because nothing ends.”

Libra: “I am sorry. I have done you evil and I cannot undo it.”

Scorpio: “My secrets guard themselves. Will yours do the same?”

Sagittarius: “If I do not return, think of me. Farewell.” // “I’m a little afraid to go home.”

Capricorn: “It’s a rare man who is taken for what he truly is.”

Aquarius: “We are not always what we seem, and hardly ever what we dream.”

Pisces: “But I’m always dreaming, even when I’m awake; it is never finished.”

The unicorn lived in a lilac wood and she lived all alone. She was very old, though she did not know it, and she was no longer the careless color of sea foam, but rather the color of snow falling on a moonlit night. But her eyes were still clear and unwearied, and she still moved like a shadow on the sea.

Another piece for class. This time the unicorn from The Last Unicorn by    Peter S. Beagle. I chose it for the movie, but tried going by the book.  I also took huge inspiration from Mary Blair’s amazing concept art for disney.  Maybe later I’ll complete the Harpy as a companion piece.

The Last Unicorn
Jimmy Webb ( sung by America )
The Last Unicorn

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