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The Happy Prince (1974)

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A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

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A royal statue makes friends with a small swallow.

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Fly to the Skies of Blue
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Music and Lyrics by Ron Goodwin
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The Best Oscar Wilde On Film
17 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This exquisite 1974 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" is not only virtually word for word with Wilde's magnificent narrative, but also one of the single most beautiful, most transcendent, most profoundly affecting and poignant filmic experiences I have ever known. Ron Goodwin's beautiful score is the ultimate enrichment, especially the song which I would guess to be called "There Is No Justice In Poverty". The vocal performances of Christopher Plummer and Glynis Johns are in my opinion the most profoundly lovely and beautifully nuanced of any in the history of animation. A story of deep compassion and shattering self-sacrifice in a presentation that will never be equaled. The full retention of Wilde's deeply religious ending is satisfying and beautiful beyond my ability to express. I am not ashamed to say that I sob like a child at the film's end, and I can only hope that everyone who sees it would have the privilege of feeling this same depth of emotion."It is not to Egypt I go......"


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