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Jan. 20th, 2007

05:25 pm - Labyrinth

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Yesterday, thanks to butterflydrming, I saw Labyrinth in its entirety the first time. It was hit or miss. I kept on thinking that it would be a lot better if it were significantly darker than it was. It seemed like it was supposed to be a lot darker than it was. Something about it seemed strangely naive.

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From:morning_stand
Date:January 21st, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
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It should have been naive. It's a Jim Henson film.

But it's one of my favorites. I wrote a research paper on it.
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From:omnifarious' OpenID account [omnifarious.org]
Date:January 21st, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
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What was your paper about? Was it just an overview and discussion of the movie, or did you try to compare themes in it to something else?

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From:morning_stand
Date:January 21st, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
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I had to discuss the steps of the Hero's Journey and identify them in a movie, and I chose that movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth#Modern_applications_of_the_monomyth

That link describes the Hero's Journey.
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From:mabelmundane
Date:January 21st, 2007 04:37 am (UTC)
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i thought it was dark...in a kid friendly way.
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From:omnifarious
Date:January 21st, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
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Yeah... I think I kept wanting it to not be a kids movie. :-)

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From:akashayi
Date:January 21st, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
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I saw that movie when I was very small-

The naivity matches my state at that time in my life, so I only remember it as a great movie. And how can you get any better than David Bowie contact juggling?

It'd make for an interesting adult-audience remake.
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From:omnifarious' OpenID account [omnifarious.org]
Date:January 21st, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
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Strangely enough, the next day one of my roommates put on a recording of a Cirque de Soleil (I hate how the French spell things) performance in which the stuntman that actually did all the juggling for David Bowie in that movie had his own section. He is really impressive.

I think it would be a great kids movie. Hmmm...

I watched Dark Crystal again recently as well. And that movie felt like it had a lot for me as an adult.

It would make for an interesting adult-audience remake. I'm trying to decide in my mind how it would have to change.

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From:zaiah
Date:January 23rd, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)
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you have no power over me!

first movie I saw repeatedly and hung out at the movie theatre seeing alone of with friends at age 10 or so..

dark crystal scared me.. serious nightmares.
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