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Labyrinth

As I am turning 32 today, I decided to write about a special film. A childhood film. One that follows me to this very day…

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Labyrinth, 1986, Jim Henson
Labyrinth, 1986, Jim Henson

This 80’s fantasy flick is in my special list of great films and great soundtracks. Like a hidden treasure. A quick flash back… Sarah is an imaginative girl who loves to dream of fairy tales. In her own little world she is a beautiful princess who’s captured by an evil king. When Sarah’s asked to babysit her little brother, Tobby, who doesn’t stop crying, she’s wishing for the goblin king to come take him away. Unaware of the results to her own wish, Sarah finds herself lost in a huge labyrinth in a quest of finding Tobby. She encounters with all sorts of unusual characters along the way, who lead her to find true friendships and eventually getting her brother back.

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“Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be, take this child of mine far away from me!”
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“You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth”

Labyrinth is an outstanding direction and puppetry work of Jim Henson. The film Starring Jeniffer Connelly as Sarah, and the greatest of them all, David Bowie (yes, again!) as Jareth the goblin king.

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Reise ins Labyrinth, DieIt’s been so many years since, and yet I still feel very sad every time the film ends. For 100 minutes I’m lost in another world where anything could happen; hidden paths, talking door knobs, funny creatures…

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“As The World Falls Down”, David Bowie

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“Just fear me, love me, do as I say, and I will be your slave!”
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The entire soundtrack album is by David Bowie and Trevor Jones. Looking back to when I was 6, I remember memorizing all songs and singing them in my room. I was a funny kid… Needless to say I had an infatuation with David Bowie since then.  I remember loving one song in particular, “Dance Magic, Dance” which has a lovely part of church bells chiming in the middle. I get the chills still listening to this part. Gosh, this post really brings me back. I feel like a child again.

A little treat…

 

 

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