Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Nope, not a Gelfling. But the Skesis with some human hands up its butt. heh.
At the big Your Highness triple feature held at the Alamo Drafthouse last night (consisting of The Sword and the Sorcerer, Your Highness and Krull) they showed a ton of great ‘80s fantasy trailers, including one for Dark Crystal. Just seeing little bits and pieces from the movie made me want to immediately race home and throw it on.
That “Henson Look” is such a massive part of my childhood it’s hard not to feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I see it. And Dark Crystal is oddly stands apart from Henson’s other work of the time. As dark as Labyrinth goes (bouncing heads and creepy well-of-talking-hands anyone?) there’s just an overall feeling of dread in the tone, atmosphere and design of Dark Crystal.
I really miss this level of giant-scale Henson muppet/puppet work, which is why I get so much joy from those owls in Where the Wild Things Are and why I could forgive the flaws of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
There’s no doubt Henson and his talented crew made real, tangible magic. You can see that just by watching any of the Muppet movies, Labyrinth, the Muppet TV show, Sesame Street and, of course, Dark Crystal. Or you look below and see the master at work.
Click to make bigger! Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic might just feature an illegal creeping up to rape a famous director. I’m pretty sure that’s what’s going on there… wait and see if you agree…