Jim Henson's Nostalgic 1982 Film The Dark Crystal

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Throughout my childhood, classical fairytales always had the strangest realities, as the writer’s dreamscape is painted onto the big screen, which fascinated me. These mysterious worlds were created directly from pure imagination and creativity. Jim Henson’s nostalgic 1982 film the “Dark Crystal” contained a world full of magical, surreal vibes which, came to life by the use of animatronics, breaking the standards of film while simultaneously creating new ones. Watching this film as a child none of the themes related more to me than the whimsical beauty and the idea of good and evil of the fairytale. As I got older, I began to gain a deeper understanding of the movie. I watched it repeatedly, realizing my brain kept bypassing information I wasn't able to comprehend at a…show more content…
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