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Comment: I heard that the song "bright eyes" By Garfunkel is about rabbits getting
run over crossing the street. Im not sure about this, and have listened to
the song many times, and i can kind of see it...

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Tabbymago
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If anything, I'd assume it's about rabbits getting shot and wandering off to die because HUMANS RUIN EVERYTHING, DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND MY DEEP MESSAGE?

...Sorry, literary rage got the better of me there.

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According to this and other sources, it was in the movie "Watership Down," which was about a group of rabbits. So the person may have remembered the song from the movie. Not sure at this time if the song was written with that in mind or exactly what scene in the movie used it.

http://www.angelfire.com/celeb2/steogately/bright.htm

"Bright Eyes" was not a charted hit in the U.S. but spent six weeks as #1 in the U.K.

Thanks.

Bill

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I think the confusion here arises from the fact that a version of the song was recorded for the animation Watership Down, and it featured a rabbity video if memory serves.

The song itself is about death, with a few otherworldy themes, which suited it to Watership Down.

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It has been a few years, but I am fairly sure no rabbits got run over by cars in Watership Down (bulldozers, yes). The animated movie that features this song is a shortened, watered-down version of the book, and although there is death in the movie, IIRC it is not caused by automobile.

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quote:
Originally posted by StewPot:
It has been a few years, but I am fairly sure no rabbits got run over by cars in Watership Down (bulldozers, yes). The animated movie that features this song is a shortened, watered-down version of the book, and although there is death in the movie, IIRC it is not caused by automobile.

The song is played at the end of the movie, when the hero, Hazel, dies peacefully of old age, running away to the rabbit's paradise together with the Black Rabbit of Death.
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AND they played it when Hazel is shot by a farmer, and his brother Fiver goes looking for him.

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and it's not really all that watered down. i recommend watching it again.
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Whenever people talk about a movie that should be remade, I always think about "Watership Down". The movie is OK, but I just think it could be done much better (of course, it would probably be done much worse, but maybe we could get Pixar on it?).
And I just realized right now that my favorite band (slash singer/songwriter Conor Oberst) may have taken their/his name from the theme from "Watership Down".

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Jay Tea
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(of course, it would probably be done much worse, but maybe we could get Pixar on it?).

What exactly do you think Pixar could do to make a superior Watership Down? Aside from applying modern graphics...

Again we fall into the sticky mire that is comparing books to films when comparisons should not be made. For the time, the budget and the source material, they did a splendid job on Watership Down which, while admittedly falling short on a few aspects of the novel, is a superb animation in it's own right. God save us from a big-budget re-make [Roll Eyes]

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