Friday, September 16, 2005

"Mirror Mask" -- wow!

Subject: Cinema
I just saw a trailer last night on one of the hi-def channels for the upcoming movie from Jim Henson Productions, "Mirror Mask".

Oh. My. God.

It looks like a gothic, surreal, fantasy drama. And my jaw dropped at some of the sequences they showed. (It looks a lot better in hi-def big-screen than just the quicktime trailer I linked).

I was a big fan of Jim Henson's. Beyond the awesome nostalgic zaniness of "The Muppet Show", there was "Labyrinth", of course; but the one that totally won me over was a brief-lived show in the late 80's called "Jim Henson's The Storyteller". It was a completely enthralling take on classic and ancient storytelling and mythology.

Then he died shortly after that. R.I.P.

Anyway, Brian Henson and the family business have managed to keep his creative storytelling style going since then, especially in the series "Farscape". "Mirror Mask", though, looks like the most ambitious project of their's in a long, long time.

I am very much looking forward to it!

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