If you havent seen Song for Marion (2013), watch the trailer and then the film first. Its a great film to enjoy and not boring at all. You need to watch the film first to feel the song performed by Terence Stamp as Arthur.


But lets talk about the film title in the USA first, not sex. We all know the phrase lose in translation and we also know some films have been titled with translations that just dont do the films justice. The Americans title Unfinished Song is a great example of lost in translation.

If you have watched the film, you know that title is just not right. Its like the jury delivering a verdict, a dead, toneless, emotionless verdict. There is nothing in that translation, its just plainly stating. Song for Marion on the other hand may seem so as well, but if you have only watched the trailer, you can feel something from that title.

Americans title is the only one took away the feeling from the original title. But wait! The original title is English. So, how on Earth could you even translate from British English to American English and result in a worse title? Why at first place were you trying to translate?

Maybe the person think he or she could title it better than original one? Unfortunately, its like the age-old question: Do you like the original or remake better? Frankly, Unfinished Song sounds like a movie featuring Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Jason Statham. With some odd twist about a song of secret.

Back to the song. Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) is originally by Billy Joel in 1993, which I like also. However, with the story, I must favor Arthurs version more.

In the film, the OAPz has their first public performance at a park, Marion (Vanessa Redgrave) sings True Colours of Eva Cassidy. A year ago, I wrote about Time after Time by Eva Cassidy and mentioned the song in the end of post. I was thinking which song I should feature in this SotD, I decided to pick Lullaby.

I really like Arthur, not his originally exposed personality, but how he becomes as the story goes. You watch him slowly interacting and sharing of himself more with other people, and finally building up the courage to perform in front of many audiences.

What do I have to do to get us through to the competition?

Im prepared to do anything.