Another world. Another time. In the age of wonder… Join us this week for a discussion of the 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Hot on the heels of Netflix’s release of a prequel series (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), we’ll explore the richly textured world of the original film, the creatures that inhabit Thra, and the mysteries of the crystal itself. We’ll share some background on the ancient art of puppetry, and how he unification of puppet and puppeteer communicates the philosophy of the film. We’ll uncover the subconscious mythological allusions of major characters, discuss the power dynamics of skeksis and mystics, and share our love of Jim Henson’s singular achievement.
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