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Flashback Friday-Labyrinth (1986)

Babysitting from the outside looking in, appears to be simple. But it is not so simple, especially when the baby one is baby sitting will not stop crying.

In the 1986 movie, Labyrinth, Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is not happy about being forced to babysit her baby brother. When the baby is unable to stop crying, she makes a wish to the Goblin King, Jareth (the late David Bowie) to take away her brother, her wish is granted. Sarah quickly regrets her decision and asks Jareth to return her brother. But Jareth refuses and Sarah has until midnight to rescue her brother. If she does not, he will become a goblin. Teaming up with fantastical creatures, can Sarah rescue her brother?

What makes this movie stand out for me is not just the fact that it is Jim Henson film, but that David Bowie, as both an actor and a musician has a unique take on his role. If he was just an actor and not a musician, the role would have come across differently on-screen. I also appreciate that the female lead is not the typical female lead who follows the typical narrative.

I recommend it.

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David Bowie

David Bowie passed away Sunday night.

He was more than a musician. He was more than actor. He was a legend, an icon.

Remembered for more than his music, his on stage persona forever changed how gender is seen, on and off stage.

Without David Bowie, Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert’s careers would have never existed.

While I personally am not a huge fan of his music, it’s not that hard to see his impact on the world.

One of his songs, Golden Years was included in the soundtrack for one of the best movies of the early 2000’s A Knights Tale.

RIP David Bowie. Gone, but never forgotten.

 

 

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