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The Little Prince (1974)

G  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Musical  |  7 November 1974 (USA)
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

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Based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, this magical musical fable begins as a pilot makes a forced landing on the barren Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a "little" prince from the planet Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the pilot learns of the small boy's history and planet-hopping journeys in which he met a King, a businessman, an historian, and a general. It isn't until he comes to Earth that the Little Prince learns the secrets of the importance of life from a Fox, a Snake, and the pilot. Written by Rone Barton Lokarr <sandbox2@ix.netcom.com>

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Movie reviewer Stewart Klein of WNEW-TV in New York reviewed this film using only seven words: "The Little Prince is a big dog." See more »

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The Fox: Because you wasted so much time on me, you made me feel very important.
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Referenced in FLCL (2000) See more »

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Closer And Closer And Closer
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Gene Wilder and Steven Warner
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Beautiful title theme
14 December 2005 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews

This movie might be best appreciated by those who have read the book firsthand and want to see the characters live in the flesh. While this film follows the story very closely, and features good performers (including Bob Fosse and Gene Wilder), it would be difficult for a newcomer to appreciate just how magical this classic fable is if he/she only watches this movie without reading the book. I suppose it would have come out better as an animated feature.

Still, the movie definitely has its merits. The kid playing the Little Prince does very well - why didn't he have a successful career after this? And the music is very beautiful at parts. I don't know why some say it is not up to the standards of Lerner and Leowe. The title theme (such a haunting melody) and "I never met a Rose" - both sung by the Pilot - are beautiful, and the happy song sung by the Little Prince and the Fox as they come close and dance together is charming and jaunty.

7 out of 10.


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