History Film / Labyrinth

22nd Feb '17 5:55:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DownInTheDumps: Sarah wakes up from her dream with the enchanted peach to find herself in a junkyard, with the Junk Lady showing her a facsimile of her own bedroom that's buried under a pile of junk.
14th Feb '17 10:10:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* {{Steampunk}}: The mecha at the Goblin City's gates.

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* {{Steampunk}}: The goblins use a lot of stuff like this, most notably the mecha at the Goblin City's gates.
14th Jan '17 10:25:51 AM nombretomado
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An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth:_The_Computer_Game adventure game]] based on this film was released by LucasArts, written by Creator/DouglasAdams. It had some meta humor, in that it began with the player taking on the role of someone going to see the ''movie'', with an annoying nerd yammering on about FridgeLogic in the film (such as ''why'' did Sarah eat the peach?) before [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou Jareth appears to pull the player into the Labyrinth.]]

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An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth:_The_Computer_Game adventure game]] based on this film was released by LucasArts, Creator/LucasArts, written by Creator/DouglasAdams. It had some meta humor, in that it began with the player taking on the role of someone going to see the ''movie'', with an annoying nerd yammering on about FridgeLogic in the film (such as ''why'' did Sarah eat the peach?) before [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou Jareth appears to pull the player into the Labyrinth.]]
13th Jan '17 12:07:20 AM Xtifr
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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: Averted -- it draws elements from folklore and fairy tales, but is not based on any one story (though the basic premise is similar to Maurice Sendak's ''Outside Over There'').

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: Averted -- it Averted--it draws elements from folklore and fairy tales, but is not based on any one story (though the basic premise is similar to Maurice Sendak's Creator/MauriceSendak's ''Outside Over There'').



** Amongst the books in the panning shot of Sarah's room are ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' and ''Outside Over There'' by Maurice Sendak; the latter picture book (1981) is particularly significant because it's about a girl rescuing her sibling from goblins, though it's a ''much'' simpler and different tale. According to Brian Froud in the ''Empire'' retrospective, "The link between his work and ours was only noticed well into production", as the concept of goblins stealing babies is well-established folklore and the original jumping-off point for the project -- but Sendak actually considered suing over the matter. That the Fireys were originally called "Wild Things" didn't help. (Henson changing that and acknowledging an artistic debt to Sendak in the end credits served to placate the author.)

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** Amongst the books in the panning shot of Sarah's room are ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre'' and ''Outside Over There'' by Maurice Sendak; Creator/MauriceSendak; the latter picture book (1981) is particularly significant because it's about a girl rescuing her sibling from goblins, though it's a ''much'' simpler and different tale. According to Brian Froud in the ''Empire'' retrospective, "The link between his work and ours was only noticed well into production", as the concept of goblins stealing babies is well-established folklore and the original jumping-off point for the project -- but project--but Sendak actually considered suing over the matter. That the Fireys were originally called "Wild Things" didn't help. (Henson changing that and acknowledging an artistic debt to Sendak in the end credits served to placate the author.)
16th Dec '16 8:40:42 AM Mario500
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The film is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids mainly]] aimed at children, but has plenty to engage an adult audience -- not least of all David Bowie's [[MemeticMutation area]], a [[{{DrinkingGame/Labyrinth}} few fan-made drinking games]], and the many, many tropes available for hunting...

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The film is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids mainly]] aimed at children, but has plenty to engage an adult audience -- not least of all David (David Bowie's [[MemeticMutation area]], physique, a [[{{DrinkingGame/Labyrinth}} few fan-made drinking games]], and the many, many tropes available for hunting...
hunting...).
7th Dec '16 5:51:59 PM LBHills
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%%* DownTheRabbitHole

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%%* DownTheRabbitHole* DownTheRabbitHole: A modernistic version (for TheEighties), with Sarah moving from a normal 'present day' into a MedievalStasis MindScrew world.



* TheFairFolk: Most of the goblins don't fit this trope, but it describes Jareth ''perfectly''. Arrogance, rules lawyering, and being as unfair as possible while claiming he's being totally fair.

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* TheFairFolk: Most of the goblins don't fit this trope, but it describes Jareth ''perfectly''. Arrogance, rules lawyering, fond of ExactWords promises, and being as unfair as possible while claiming he's being totally fair.



%%* LordErrorProne: Sir Didymus.

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%%* * LordErrorProne: Sir Didymus.Didymus is easily confounded and deeply WrongGenreSavvy.
4th Dec '16 5:17:44 PM Isaac_Heller
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** The most frightening part of the movie is when Hoggle, under Jareth's command, gives Sarah a peach that knocks her unconscious and transports her into an illusionary fever dream world in which her agency is compromised and Jareth dances with her. Note that Jareth is obsessively in love with Sarah. Just replace "dancing" with something else and...yeah.
28th Nov '16 5:55:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* GainaxEnding: The movie's oddness culminates when Sarah enters the castle of Jareth the Goblin King and pursues her baby brother Toby through an Creator/MCEscher maze while Jareth sings a final VillainSong. The world crumbles and Jareth gives a WeCanRuleTogether speech as Sarah recites lines from the play she's {{trapped in|TVLand}}side. [[spoiler:After she recites the final line -- [[ShutUpHannibal "You have no power over me!"]] -- Jareth is forced to return Sarah and Toby home. Sarah returns to her room, where all the goblins except Jareth inexplicably appear to celebrate with her. Jareth then flies away from Sarah's window in owl form.]]

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* GainaxEnding: The movie's oddness culminates when Sarah enters the castle of Jareth the Goblin King and pursues her baby brother Toby through an Creator/MCEscher maze while Jareth sings a final VillainSong. The world then crumbles and Jareth gives a WeCanRuleTogether speech as Sarah recites lines from the play she's {{trapped in|TVLand}}side. [[spoiler:After she recites the final line -- [[ShutUpHannibal "You have no power over me!"]] -- Jareth is forced to return Sarah and Toby home. Sarah returns heads upstairs to her room, where all the goblins except Jareth inexplicably appear to celebrate with her. Jareth then for a final celebration -- except Jareth, who flies away from Sarah's window in owl form.the form of an owl.]]
28th Nov '16 5:53:39 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* GainaxEnding: The movie's oddness culminates when Sarah enters the castle of Jareth the Goblin King and pursues her baby brother Toby through an Creator/MCEscher maze while Jareth sings a final VillainSong. The world crumbles and Jareth gives a WeCanRuleTogether speech as Sarah recites lines from the play she's {{trapped in|TVLand}}side. [[spoiler:After she recites the final line -- [[ShutUpHannibal "You have no power over me!"]] -- Jareth is forced to return Sarah and Toby home. Sarah returns to her room, where all the goblins except Jareth inexplicably appear to celebrate with her. Jareth then flies away from Sarah's window in owl form.]]



* MindScrew: [[spoiler: Reciting a line from a play]] defeats the Goblin King. Really, that's what finally stops him.[[note]]There is a parallel between this and what got the adventure started in the first place. Sarah makes a long histrionic speech exhorting the Goblin King to come spirit Toby away; the goblins are notably unfazed. He immediately turns up, however, when Sarah makes the request in direct terms. Compare to her reciting her highly poetic line at the end, only to finally cast Jareth away when she declares him powerless.[[/note]]
12th Nov '16 12:47:25 PM Himbeergeist
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* ToiletHumour: There's some...''[[{{Gasshole}} interesting]]'' noises coming out of the Bog of Eternal Stench.
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