Movie Labyrinth (1986)

Watched once before in 7th or 8th grade
Watched 1st half 20100612, 2nd half 20100616 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 1st half 20150910, 2nd half 20150911 (Netflix, Instant)
Labyrinth (1986) Jim Henson. 101 min.

Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie)
Relevant Links:
Labyrinth (IMDb.com)
Labyrinth (RottenTomatoes.com)

20100612,6: [20100617 12:16 AM][20150910 Edit]
The main title sequence was just weird. But overall David Bowie was great and the music was hilarious.


I also loved the puppets and the artistic direction of the movie.

At first I thought the movie was cheesy, but then the movie got better; I liked the movie a lot.

Sarah Williams (Jennifer Connelly)
In particular, just look past the unrealistic rocks rolling around and consider the heartwarming and heroic themes of the movie.

I also like the smaller themes like asking the right questions and taking things for granted.

Hoggle (Shari Weiser / Brian Henson (voice))
Credits:
There's a crystal ball choreographer and performer. I don't remember if it was the same person or not. [20150911] Crystal Ball Manipulation Choreographed and Performed by Michael Moschen.


Instant Comments:
George Lucas
Haha. Weird voices. (The dubbing doesn't match perfectly.)
Over-dramatic?
We see she loves fairytales.

Sir Didymus (Dave Goelz / David Shaughnessy (voice))
Love the goblins.
How suspenseful...
"You have 13 hours to solve the Labyrinth..."
"such a pity"
[20110607] Young Jennifer Connelly.


20150910,1:
For whatever reason, I previously put this movie in my top 50. While likable, I don't think the movie is that good and removed the tag.


With that being said, the movie is great for children and families - though occasionally creepy. If you like The NeverEnding Story (1984), then you might also enjoy Labyrinth (and vice versa); the two films are set in fantasy worlds and made around the same time.

Ludo (Ron Mueck and Rob Mills / Ron Mueck (voice))
Credits:
M.C. Escher is mentioned in the credits. I guess his work had an influence on the movie's final scene.

Instant Comments:
The owls in the opening are actually kind of cool.
The music is twice as good (David Bowie)


The book she keeps with her is titled "The Labyrinth."
Walt Disney's Snow White is one of her books.
Contact juggling
"what a pity"


"Thanks for nothing, Hogwart." "It's Hoggle! And don't say I didn't warn you."
"Don't go that way [...] if she would have gone that way, she'd have gone straight to the castle."
"Well, laugh."


[20150911] Resumed the movie at the part where Jareth (David Bowie) shows up and summons the cleaners.
"Let me put it to you this way, what choice have you got?"
"What kind of position is that?" "No position."
Bog of Eternal Stench

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