History Film / Labyrinth

26th Jan '16 5:57:32 AM JoieDeCombat
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Exact Words is about a literal interpretation of phrasing intended to be figurative. The trope is not in effect in the "I wish" scene.
* ExactWords: "I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without ''my'' permission!" ** When Sarah finally simply ''asks'' his permission, that works, although it seems he had never considered that. ** Then there's this: --->'''Goblin:''' What kind of a wish is that? It doesn't even begin with "I wish"... Just say "I wish the goblins would take you away", that's not so hard now is it?!?!
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* ExactWords: "I have sworn with my life's blood, none shall pass this way without ''my'' permission!" ** When permission!" Sarah finally throws Sir Didymus for a loop by simply ''asks'' asking for his permission, that works, although it seems he which apparently nobody (including Didymus himself) had never considered that. ** Then there's this: --->'''Goblin:''' What kind ever thought of a wish is that? It doesn't even begin with "I wish"... Just say "I wish the goblins would take you away", that's not so hard now is it?!?!before.
26th Jan '16 5:16:12 AM JamesAustin
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* ChekhovsArmory: Sarah's entire bedroom. Plush Didymus, plush Ludo, the musicbox with Sarah's PimpedOutDress, a Jareth-looking statue, a print of that Escher drawing, it's all there. Not to mention, there's a picture of DavidBowie with Sarah's actress mother in the scrap book and in the mirror, although this is not a CelebrityParadox at work. That relates to AllThereInTheManual backstory: The novelization explains that this fellow is ''Jeremy'', the fellow actor she left the family for. He gave Sarah, who found him glamorous and charming, the music box.
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* ChekhovsArmory: Sarah's entire bedroom. Plush Didymus, plush Ludo, the musicbox with Sarah's PimpedOutDress, a Jareth-looking statue, a print of that Escher drawing, it's all there. Not to mention, there's a picture of DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie with Sarah's actress mother in the scrap book and in the mirror, although this is not a CelebrityParadox at work. That relates to AllThereInTheManual backstory: The novelization explains that this fellow is ''Jeremy'', the fellow actor she left the family for. He gave Sarah, who found him glamorous and charming, the music box.

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, and Sarah does just that... in the presence of DavidBowie.
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, and Sarah does just that... in the presence of DavidBowie.Music/DavidBowie.

* FreezeFrameBonus: One of the newspaper clippings has Sarah's actress mother dating in the newspaper...DavidBowie? WordOfGod said this was intentional. It's not a CelebrityParadox, but ''is'' related to the AllThereInTheManual backstory: The novelization explains that ''this'' fellow is "Jeremy", the fellow actor she left the family for. Which explains why the Goblin King looks like David Bowie -- her mother effectively left her father for him!
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* FreezeFrameBonus: One of the newspaper clippings has Sarah's actress mother dating in the newspaper...DavidBowie? Music/DavidBowie? WordOfGod said this was intentional. It's not a CelebrityParadox, but ''is'' related to the AllThereInTheManual backstory: The novelization explains that ''this'' fellow is "Jeremy", the fellow actor she left the family for. Which explains why the Goblin King looks like David Bowie -- her mother effectively left her father for him!
25th Jan '16 1:56:40 PM Eagal
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* FreudianExcuse and FreezeFrameBonus: One of the newspaper clippings has Sarah's actress mother dating in the newspaper...DavidBowie? WordOfGod said this was intentional. It's not a CelebrityParadox, but ''is'' related to the AllThereInTheManual backstory: The novelization explains that ''this'' fellow is "Jeremy", the fellow actor she left the family for. Which explains why the Goblin King looks like David Bowie -- her mother effectively left her father for him!
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* FreudianExcuse and FreezeFrameBonus: One of the newspaper clippings has Sarah's actress mother dating in the newspaper...DavidBowie? WordOfGod said this was intentional. It's not a CelebrityParadox, but ''is'' related to the AllThereInTheManual backstory: The novelization explains that ''this'' fellow is "Jeremy", the fellow actor she left the family for. Which explains why the Goblin King looks like David Bowie -- her mother effectively left her father for him!
25th Jan '16 1:55:50 PM Eagal
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* AffablyEvil: Jareth.
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* %%* AffablyEvil: Jareth.
25th Jan '16 1:55:30 PM Eagal
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* ChangedMyMindKid: Hoggle.
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* %%* ChangedMyMindKid: Hoggle.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: Hoggle.CoolLoser: Sarah appears to have no friends, and goes on no dates, in spite of looking like Jennifer Connelly. However, the novelization notes she has at least one school chum, and her interest in fantasy worlds could well be blinding her to what she could be enjoying in the real one. Being depressed over her mother leaving the family has probably also contributed to her isolation.
22nd Jan '16 7:20:07 PM Eagal
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* ComingOfAgeStory
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* %%* ComingOfAgeStory

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, and Sarah does just that... in the presence of DavidBowie. Wait, what?
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, and Sarah does just that... in the presence of DavidBowie. Wait, what?

* DownTheRabbitHole
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* %%* DownTheRabbitHole

* DownTheRabbitHoleDullSurprise: JenniferConnelly as Sarah.

* EveryoneComesBackFantasyPartyEnding
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* %%* EveryoneComesBackFantasyPartyEnding

* FiveManBand ** TheHero /TheChick: Sarah ** TheLancer: Sir Didymus ** TheSmartGuy: Hoggle ** TheBigGuy: Ludo ** TeamPet: Ambrosius

* GRatedDrug: The peach. * GentleGiant: Ludo.
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* %%* GRatedDrug: The peach. * %%* GentleGiant: Ludo.

** And that's saying something. * GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals
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** And that's saying something. * %%* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals

* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Hoggle.]]
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Hoggle.]]Hoggle]] was evil or something, then switched sides.

-->'''Humongous''': '''''[[WhoDares WHO GOES?]]'''''
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-->'''Humongous''': '''''[[WhoDares '''[[WhoDares WHO GOES?]]'''''GOES?]]'''

* LivingLabyrinth
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* LivingLabyrinthLivingLabyrinth: The labyrinth is like alive in some manner and probably changes shape or something.

* LordErrorProne: Sir Didymus. * LosingYourHead: The Fireys.
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* %%* LordErrorProne: Sir Didymus. * LosingYourHead: The Fireys.Fireys lose their heads.

* MalevolentMugshot
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* %%* MalevolentMugshot

* MrFanservice[=/=]PerverseSexualLust: Pretty much everyone on the internet ever wants to get into Jareth's tights.
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* MrFanservice[=/=]PerverseSexualLust: Pretty much everyone on the internet ever wants to get into Jareth's tights.MrFanservice: Jareth. Being played by David Bowie will do that for a character.

* PintSizePowerhouse: Didymus
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* PintSizePowerhouse: DidymusDidymus is very short, but very strong.

** As Sir Didymus rides through the Goblin City to rejoin his allies, he cries [[Main/TheLoneRanger "Hi-ho Silver, away!"]]
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** As Sir Didymus rides through the Goblin City to rejoin his allies, he cries [[Main/TheLoneRanger [[TheLoneRanger "Hi-ho Silver, away!"]]

* [[Main/ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something She's Got To Do Herself]]: Once Sarah and her friends reach the castle, she tells them she has to face Jareth alone, [[Main/GenreSavvy "Because that's the way it's done."]] [[spoiler: And that IS the way it is in the forgotten script for her play...]]
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* [[Main/ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself This Is Something She's Got To Do Herself]]: ThisIsSomethingShesGotToDoHerself: Once Sarah and her friends reach the castle, she tells them she has to face Jareth alone, [[Main/GenreSavvy [[GenreSavvy "Because that's the way it's done."]] [[spoiler: And that IS the way it is in the forgotten script for her play...]]
15th Jan '16 12:49:03 AM ManEFaces
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, and Sarah does just that... in the presence of DavidBowie. Wait, what?

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, and Sarah does just that... in the presence of DavidBowie. Wait, what?

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The point DoubleEntendre: After Hoggle hears Sarah's cries for help, Jareth steps in to remind him of this movie. It's about the transition from childhood to adulthood, his job and Sarah does quips: -->'''Jareth:''' "I've just that... in the presence of DavidBowie. Wait, what?noticed your [[BallsGag lovely jewels]] are missing."
11th Jan '16 7:15:24 PM Nakayama90
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: The time limit Sarah has to rescue Tobey is 13 hours.
26th Nov '15 10:18:36 PM LBHills
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An [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth:_The_Computer_Game adventure game]] based on 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, 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.]]
17th Nov '15 9:07:04 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Sarah finds out quickly that insulting a powerful RealityWarper in his own domain by telling him that the Labyrinth is a "piece of cake" is a bad idea; Jareth responds to this by fast-forwarding the clock an hour.
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