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Offline Darkling Nocturnal

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[Song Discussion] Bright Eyes and Interlude
« on: November 07, 2015, 07:34:44 AM »
(Originally written by Hawkbit)

The famous Art Garfunkel song written by Mike Batt, Bright Eyes was one of three original vocal pieces which was to be included in the film. The other two were never added in the final cut. This rendition, unlike the pop version found on Garfunkel’s album releases, overdubs his voice and has string accompaniment only. There are no drums and flutes here. Without them, the tone of the song is much more sadder and less optimistic, and that is exactly the feeling it needs to evoke as Fiver searches for his brother, presumed dead.


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[Song Discussion] Bright Eyes and Interlude
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 05:22:08 AM »
Well I will say this...the song itself never fails to bring tears to my eyes. Somehow I guess I associate the song with animal companions I've had that have passed on. And add that to the imagery that was in the movie...where Fiver moves slowly across that field in the mist and everything is hallucinogenic...it's really powerful stuff.

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[Song Discussion] Bright Eyes and Interlude
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 08:51:33 PM »
Somebody sent me the pure Art Garfunkel version of this once, but I think the film version is much more emotive, a lot due to the use of the soundtrack music in the interlude. A powerful, emotional musical moment, accompanied by the somewhat haunting imagery, works a treat here.
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[Song Discussion] Bright Eyes and Interlude
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 02:16:50 PM »
Will it be possible for you to share it with the Community, my dear? :)