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The Labrynth


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this is a really old movie, so i'm hoping people remember it lol

 

for anyone who has seen or remember the Labrynth, what were your opinions on it? i thought David Bowie as the Goblin King was pretty neat lol 

 

any comments?

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I was just 10 years old when this movie came out, and I loved it! David Bowie was great as the Goblin King, I think he was the first guy I ever had a crush on!

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It also introduces a young Jennifer Connelly; a very under-rated actress in my opinion. I enjoyed the movie when it was released. I remember the scene of David Bowie walking on the walls of the labyrinth fondly.

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One of my all time favourite movies. Jim Henson was a genius and David Bowie is great. Apparantly the occult symbolisms and references in the Labyrinth hint at a blueprint for mind control. It is said that the movie lays out the stages of programming of a mind control victim (Sarah) by the sadistic handler (Goblin King). I found that rather disturbing and intriguing.Apparantly Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz follow a similar pattern.

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that's how i see it as well, i thought it was really neat how they portrayed other world creatures lol plus i love the song magic dance XD

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I love it, still watch it occasionally but I tell ya, those dancing fire puppets with the removable heads just freak me out! 

 

They're the best bit! I love those fireies! The one that takes his eyes out swallows them and then they magically reappear. Wonderfully gruesome.

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It's a classic. I also just saw this excerpt about it from Goblins of Labyrinth, the book tie-in. I think it speaks volumes about what to expect from the film if you haven't seen it.

 

 

This is the key to Jareth the Goblin King’s character. He is Sarah’s inner fantasy, a figure made up of her daydreams and nightmares. I strove to reflect this in Jareth’s costume. He is seen, through her eyes, as part dangerous goblin, part glamorous rock star. I designed him a riding-crop sceptre, a visual echo of a microphone. Look closely and you will see references to the romantic figure of Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights and a brooding Rochester from Jane Eyre. He is also a transfiguring Scarlet Pimpernel. Jareth is the proud lord of the manor, lord of his goblin domain, with his hounds at his feet, ready to go hunting for human souls. His leather jacket indicates that he is a rebel, an outsider, and dangerous. He is Brando in The Wild Ones. He is a knight from Grimm’s fairy tales, with the worms of death eating through his armour. In short, Jareth needed to be a mercurial figure who would continually throw Sarah off balance emotionally. When I first met David Bowie, it was in his dressing room. The workshop had made him a little flute out of bone. His immediate response was delight, and he leaped up onto the dressing table, crouched down, and played some notes. It was an astonishing transformation. Before me hunkered an evocation of Pan.

 
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Wait...what?  David Bowie?  Apparently I saw a different version of this movie.  The one I saw was weird and in a different language with subtitles.  No David Bowie in it.

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It's a classic. I also just saw this excerpt about it from Goblins of Labyrinth, the book tie-in. I think it speaks volumes about what to expect from the film if you haven't seen it.

 

That exerpt explains exactly why I loved David Bowie's goblin king. It was as if he stepped right out of my dark fantasies and on to the movie screen!

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