19.3.05 | "MirrorMask" Post (Otherwise Known As "I Heart Neil and Dave!"
Check this pic out:
Doesn't mean much beyond looking a bit cool and interesting, does it?
This is one of the first promotion pics for possibly the coolest and most original looking movie in a very long time.
Oops, wait a mo. I meant: In a very long time!!!! (Gotta have my !!!'s)
but what's of especial significance to an avid Sandman fan like me, is the scrumptious thought that it's been written by Neil Gaiman, and directed by his uber-genius long-term accomplice in crime, the all round artist extraordinaire, Dave McKean and like, made/produced/whatevered, by Jim Hensons Company (And who could forget their previous two cult movie fantasies, The Dark Crystal and the, er, Other One) What? You thought i was talking about 'Muppets, Treasure Island' or whatever it was called?
Subnote: While searching for that "Other One", i found This Site which i thought was a bit unique and awesome and just had to bring to your attention. I just hadda!
So it's a movie. Yum! "But what's it about?" i hear you ask, from your distant and charming lands...
So here's a quick synopsis that i found from the Official Movie Site which incidentally has nice trailers and other... stuff.
"MirrorMask is the story of Helena, a fifteen-year-old girl working for her family circus, who wishes -quite ironically- that she could run away from the circus and join real life. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. Helena searches for the Mirrormask, an object of enormous power that is her only hope of escaping the Dark Lands, waking the Queen of Light and returning home."
So it's a kind of Wizard of Oz, then? Oyess, my little fleshlings, but with Neil and Dave at the wheel, you just know it's gonna be a whole lot more than that. And if you don't know, then yer obviously haven't read Gaimans Sandman epic (Available from all ye good parchment and scroll shops. What? You still here? Go and get hold of them, you mad fool, and bow before His Eminence, the King of Dreams, Prince of Stories etc. and then come back having read them and with newly acquired wisdoms. Oh, and bring wine with you? Ta!)
Back? Good. So now you're slightly more cultured. Have a gander at some pretty stills from the film and go "Oooh" ever so slightly.
Right. That's that post outta the way. Next up, the return of pretty piccies! And now i'm off to bed. It calls me, y'know.
Sooo tireddd.... ZzZzZz