History Film / Labyrinth

30th Jun '16 9:50:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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''Labyrinth'' is a 1986 Creator/JimHenson film executive produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas written by Creator/TerryJones, a musical fantasy starring Music/DavidBowie and Creator/JenniferConnelly [[BestKnownForTheFanservice and David Bowie's package]]. Sarah is an unhappy teenager, who hides from life in fantasy tales to the point of dressing up in a long flowing dress and acting [[{{LARP}} bits of script]] in the park. The cause of her unhappiness is her father's remarriage and the resulting half-brother, Toby (played by concept artist Creator/BrianFroud's son [[TheDanza Toby]]), about a year old at the time of the action. One night, in a particularly big sulk, she wishes that the Goblin King (called Jareth) would come and take Toby away -- which, to her horror, he immediately does. He then offers her a dream-fulfillment crystal if she'll agree to forget Toby, which she refuses. Jareth gives Sarah a chance to rescue Toby; he takes her to his realm, where she must find her way through the Labyrinth to Jareth's citadel before thirteen hours elapse. In this she is aided by various goblins and monsters whose allegiance to Jareth is highly conditional or non-existent.

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''Labyrinth'' is a 1986 Creator/JimHenson film executive produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas written by Creator/TerryJones, a musical fantasy starring Music/DavidBowie and Creator/JenniferConnelly (and [[BestKnownForTheFanservice his package]]) and David Bowie's package]].Creator/JenniferConnelly. Sarah is an unhappy teenager, who hides from life in fantasy tales to the point of dressing up in a long flowing dress and acting [[{{LARP}} bits of script]] in the park. The cause of her unhappiness is her father's remarriage and the resulting half-brother, Toby (played by concept artist Creator/BrianFroud's son [[TheDanza Toby]]), about a year old at the time of the action. One night, in a particularly big sulk, she wishes that the Goblin King (called Jareth) would come and take Toby away -- which, to her horror, he immediately does. He then offers her a dream-fulfillment crystal if she'll agree to forget Toby, which she refuses. Jareth gives Sarah a chance to rescue Toby; he takes her to his realm, where she must find her way through the Labyrinth to Jareth's citadel before thirteen hours elapse. In this she is aided by various goblins and monsters whose allegiance to Jareth is highly conditional or non-existent.
29th Jun '16 9:35:06 PM MFGreth
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* DungeonBypass: [[spoiler: Sarah did try to solve the Escher Room... but chose to take a LeapOfFaith when she thought it was the easiest way to get to Toby.

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* DungeonBypass: [[spoiler: Sarah did try to solve the Escher Room... but chose to take a LeapOfFaith when she thought it was the easiest way to get to Toby.
20th May '16 9:26:47 PM Berrenta
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Well, Jareth isn't exactly EVIL, but still...
12th May '16 5:30:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HandGagging: A goblin does this to himself near the beginning of the film after being told to shut up by the others.



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: A goblin does this to himself near the beginning of the film after being told to shut up by the others.
2nd May '16 5:23:10 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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2nd May '16 5:23:08 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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''Labyrinth'' is a 1986 Creator/JimHenson film executive produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas written by Creator/TerryJones, a musical fantasy starring Music/DavidBowie and Creator/JenniferConnelly (and David Bowie's package). Sarah is an unhappy teenager, who hides from life in fantasy tales to the point of dressing up in a long flowing dress and acting [[{{LARP}} bits of script]] in the park. The cause of her unhappiness is her father's remarriage and the resulting half-brother, Toby (played by concept artist Creator/BrianFroud's son [[TheDanza Toby]]), about a year old at the time of the action. One night, in a particularly big sulk, she wishes that the Goblin King (called Jareth) would come and take Toby away -- which, to her horror, he immediately does. He then offers her a dream-fulfillment crystal if she'll agree to forget Toby, which she refuses. Jareth gives Sarah a chance to rescue Toby; he takes her to his realm, where she must find her way through the Labyrinth to Jareth's citadel before thirteen hours elapse. In this she is aided by various goblins and monsters whose allegiance to Jareth is highly conditional or non-existent.

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''Labyrinth'' is a 1986 Creator/JimHenson film executive produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas written by Creator/TerryJones, a musical fantasy starring Music/DavidBowie and Creator/JenniferConnelly (and [[BestKnownForTheFanservice and David Bowie's package).package]]. Sarah is an unhappy teenager, who hides from life in fantasy tales to the point of dressing up in a long flowing dress and acting [[{{LARP}} bits of script]] in the park. The cause of her unhappiness is her father's remarriage and the resulting half-brother, Toby (played by concept artist Creator/BrianFroud's son [[TheDanza Toby]]), about a year old at the time of the action. One night, in a particularly big sulk, she wishes that the Goblin King (called Jareth) would come and take Toby away -- which, to her horror, he immediately does. He then offers her a dream-fulfillment crystal if she'll agree to forget Toby, which she refuses. Jareth gives Sarah a chance to rescue Toby; he takes her to his realm, where she must find her way through the Labyrinth to Jareth's citadel before thirteen hours elapse. In this she is aided by various goblins and monsters whose allegiance to Jareth is highly conditional or non-existent.



It should not be confused with ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', which is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not aimed at children]].

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It should not be confused with ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', which is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not aimed at children]].
children]], although they are similar films in many ways.
25th Apr '16 1:50:37 PM vox101
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* CrystalBall: Jareth likes to juggle these around and use them for SinisterSurveillance of Sarah as she makes her way through the labyrinth. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick made the obvious reference of David Bowie [[AccidentalInnuendo waving balls in front of her face.]]

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* CrystalBall: Jareth likes to juggle these around and use them for SinisterSurveillance of Sarah as she makes her way through the labyrinth. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick made the obvious reference of David Bowie [[AccidentalInnuendo waving balls in front of her face.]]
23rd Apr '16 12:37:27 AM mlsmithca
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* OtherCommonMusicVideoConcepts: This movie managed ''two'' Movie Tie-In Music Videos, both of which have Bowie as himself: "Underground" sends him into a mysterious alley where he meets seemingly half the puppet cast (no VideoFullOfFilmClips here!) and "As the World Falls Down" has Hoggle bearing witness to a LoveBeforeFirstSight situation (a woman falls for Bowie via a photo, he falls for her via a painting). The latter initially went unaired when the single release was cancelled, but both videos have since been featured on career-spanning Bowie compilations.
12th Mar '16 7:15:10 PM JamesAustin
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* DullSurprise: JenniferConnelly as Sarah.

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* %%* DullSurprise: JenniferConnelly Creator/JenniferConnelly as Sarah.



-->'''Sarah:''' That's not fair!
-->'''Jareth:''' You say that so often. [[DeadpanSnarker I wonder what your basis for comparison is]].

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-->'''Sarah:''' That's not fair!
-->'''Jareth:'''
fair!\\
'''Jareth:'''
You say that so often. [[DeadpanSnarker I wonder what your basis for comparison is]].
12th Mar '16 6:29:20 PM JamesAustin
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-->Guard 1: Is that right?
-->Guard 2: I don't know; I've never understood it!

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-->Guard 1: -->'''Guard 1:''' Is that right?
-->Guard 2:
right?\\
'''Guard 2:'''
I don't know; I've never understood it!



** Also, the line "The excitement of David Bowie" from the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT_xpFZe20A trailer]] takes a whole new meaning now that his crotch has gone [[MemeticMutation memetic]].
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