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The goblins of Labyrinth

Do you like goblins and magic creatures?  Have a look at this video…

Have you ever watched the film Labyrinth? Would you like to learn more about it? 😉

Labyrinth  is a fantasy film directed and produced by Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppets, in 1986.

It tells the story of a young girl’s splendid adventure in the reign of the goblins to save her baby half-brother from the Goblin King Jareth, because it is she who in a moment of anger had wished the goblins to take Toby, her half-brother, away.

Sarah (starred by Jennifer Connelly) must find her way to the castle of the Jareth (starred by David Bowie) before midnight, through a labyrinth full of strange creatures, because otherwise her brother will be turned into a goblin.

In the labyrinth Sarah meets fantastic creatures, as Hoggle, Ludo and Didymus, who go with her in her quest, and finally she confronts Jareth who tries in every way to stop her.

And here they are…

Sarah

Jennifer Connelly was born in 1970 and at the age of 10 started modelling for magazines and doing commercial advertisements. In 1984 she was chosen by Sergio Leone to act in ’Once Upon A Time In America’, but she only became famous at 15, when she starred in ’Labyrinth’. She then studied and graduated from Stanford and has starred in many movies since, among which “A Beautiful Mind”. She was only 14 when ’Labyrinth’ was filmed.

Jareth

David Bowie is a British composer, singer and actor. He is considered one of the most influential pop writers of all time. He composed and performed the songs in Labyrinth.

He became famous in the sixties and has managed to remodernate his music and stay on top for several decades.

the Goblins

Sarah with Didymus, Ludo and Hoggle

… and a few notes about Jim Henson…

Jim Henson was a brilliant and innovative director and producer before the digital era. He was first a puppeteer and he created The Muppets and Sesame Street, programs which have entertained and taught children all over the world for decades. He was nominated for an Oscar and he won an Emmy Award. In the film Labyrinth he gave his own creativity full freedom and he invented, constructed and animated the Goblins and the other creatures.

How about watching this film then? 😉

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2 thoughts on “The goblins of Labyrinth

  1. I would like to tell you we’re making a fantasy movie (independent) with lot of quotes from labyrinth
    😉

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