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Hey, does anybody else find this a really sad movie. I remember seeing it on numerous christmas's when I was a kid, i alway's cried. It was a good show though



I think I had a dream like this once, but I don't know. I might have just been drunk

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I love this movie and story and I cry at both. I like uncontrolable cry, everytime even though I know what happens.

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I can't even talk about this story without bursting into tears. I used to think there was something wrong with me as a child because i would be inconsolable just thinking about it. Even now, it makes me sob uncontrollably and i remember all the poignant details and specific lines and scenes that have stayed with me my whole life. This is soooo unrelentingly, beautifully sad and haunting.

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I think I have not seen the film, but in primary school this was broadcast as a radio play for schools each year, and after the first year, ever afterwards I would be given permission to leave the room whenever this was to be heard by the rest of the class, it still (at age 53) has the same effect on me. Some people see me as strange, but it is better to think it only means you are different from most other people. I only came across this today because I was coincidentally looking up Glynis Johns about an unrelated film.

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When I was very young, back in the early '70s, I watched three animated short stories adapted for television. Rikki Tikki Tavi, about a mongoose who protects a family from two treacherous cobras, The Little Mermaid, which was a faithful interpretation of the classic story, and The Happy Prince. I never remembered the title of this last one and had to backtrack, research and guess using clues from my much faded memory about the story of a sentient statue of a prince made of gold leaf and gems who, with the aid of a sparrow, kept the townspeople around him warm & fed through the winter by donating strips of his gold leafing to them. It was a very sad and beautiful story that I watched only once as a child -- and I just found it again, online.

And, yes, I cried, just as I did when I was 6.

Enjoy...

http://youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=QIwupcYwimY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQIwupcYwimY%26sns%3Dfb

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