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



  5:38 am :. Blogger Jessie hollered thusly:

Looks awesome!

  5:13 pm :. Blogger Michael Moore hollered thusly:

Sounds kind of crappy, but looks AMAZING.

I am officially delurking.

  9:11 pm :. Blogger Janey hollered thusly:

Oh no!!! You can't just say sounds kinda crappy when it's Neil & Dave!!! I'm with S here - the two greatest, most complimentary artists every thrown together by the vagrancies of fate. Thank you, dear S, for showing me a little glimpse of future bliss.


  9:14 pm :. Blogger Janey hollered thusly:

AND ANYWAY!!! Besides cool and interesting, what about imaginative and genius beyond belief???!

I could rant forever on this one (as the photo links on my site show, I adore Dave McKean).

Ok, I'll go gibber and drool in private now.

ps. If Neil ever gets sick of Tori as his redheaded muse, I'm always available for commissions...

  12:26 am :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Aye! The more i look at Dave's Work, the more i love it.

Didja see the adverts he did for Social Work? About six in all. Appeared in all the national press. Actually brought tears to my eyes, they did. Can't think of any advert that's EVER done that to me before.


  3:20 pm :. Blogger Lizzy hollered thusly:

Yo buddeh. Gaiman/McKean squeal posts are always a joy to grin at. *smiles tiredly* Would comment on your latest post if my neurones were being agreable enough to comprehend them in their current state of inactivity, but anyway... Can't wait for MirrorMask.. Hope it comes to Singapore, at least. *grumbles* Censorship here is rubbish.

  6:23 am :. Blogger onanymous hollered thusly:

Ok. I officially can't wait.

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