Tag: Alan Arkin

The Last Unicorn (1982)

The Last Unicorn

dir. Arthur Rankin Jr. & Jules Bass (1982)

Film poster: “The Last Unicorn” dir. Arthur Rankin Jr. & Jules Bass (1982)

This really shouldn’t work, with its Disney-style animation, My Little Pony unicorn-worship and grandiose, prog-rock soundtrack. Then Alan Arkin (Schmendrick) and Jeff Bridges (Prince Lír) come along, and somehow it does. Still a trippy adaptation, but also epic-feeling and strangely compelling.

Get Smart

Get Smart

dir. Peter Segal (2008)

Film poster: Get Smart (2008)

A respectful film adaptation of the original TV series. The script remains like-minded in its humour, and where not altogether faithful makes savvy choices—most notably in having 99 senior to 86. Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway and Alan Arkin are perfectly cast.