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Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

A skilled flyer but very rebellious young seagull is kicked out of his clan. However, instead of being sad or lonely, he decides to enjoy and explore his newfound freedom.

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Jonathan is sick and tired of the boring life in his sea-gull clan. He rather experiments with new, always more daring flying techniques. Since he doesn't fit in, the elders expel him from the clan. So he sets out to discover the world beyond the horizon in quest for wisdom. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It's a lifestyle. It's the beauty of love, the joy of freedom. It's the best-selling book. It's Neil Diamond. It's a motion picture. See more »

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23 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Juan Salvador Gaviota  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,600,000 (USA)
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The soundtrack album with music by Neil Diamond was hugely successful. It reached Gold level sales in Germany and the UK, Platinum in France, and 2x Platinum in the US and Canada. The sale of the soundtrack album made a far greater profit than showings of the film (which did only very little more that recoup production costs). See more »

Quotes

Jonathan: The only true law is that which sets us free.
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Crazy Credits

Opening dedication: To the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull, who lives within us all. See more »

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Referenced in Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) See more »

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Prologue
Music by Neil Diamond
© 1973 Stonebridge Music (ASCAP) Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Drank the book like a flower after drought, Movie bolted me to the floor.
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What's it been...39 years. But having the CD brings it all back, and I played it four times this afternoon. The funny thing is I've never liked Neil Diamond. This work in my book is the one thing he's done worthy of the awards for it. Awful conceit about the man. When it came out, I raced after work to catch the early showing, and could hardly stand afterward for how completely moved I was. I knew it would go over like a lead balloon, and it did. It was gone in no time. But boy for us writers and lovers of music. If you have the least smidgen of philosophical spirituality, you will adore the movie, the book and the music. If you have mature children, preteens or teens with high ambition, they'll hug you for it, especially cut #7, Anthem, on the CD. The album back when had voluminous notes of how Diamond went to Hawaii and mulled months over how to best do the book justice. It was nominated or won for cinematography and editing, so you know already it was gorgeous. It brings tears of joy.


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