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The Dark Crystal

(by Jim Henson)

Jim Henson's fantasy film "The Dark Crystal", was conceptually designed by Brian Froud and Wendy (Midener) Froud was responsible for the sculpting and creation of the puppet Gelflings, Jen and Kira. Brian Froud discusses the making of The Dark Crystal:

"It has been a strange process. At times I despaired of things coming out as I wanted them to. There were so many differences of opinion and so many compromises had to be made to accommodate the characters to the physical limitations of the human body. But everything did turn out all right in the end. Somehow the exchange between artist and builder and performer took us through a full circle and brought us back to what we had been trying to do in the first place." ~ Brian Froud

The Dark Crystal is a masterful live action fantasy starring some of Jim Henson's most imaginative creatures ever! Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz and produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back), The Dark Crystal brilliantly weaves a timeless myth of good and Evil! In another time, The Dark Crystal - a source of Balance and Truth in the Universe - was shattered, dividing the world into two factions: the wicked Skeksis and the peaceful Mystics. Now, as the convergence of the three suns approaches, the Crystal must be healed, or darkness will reign for evermore! It's up to Jen - the last of his race - to fulfill the prophecy that a Gelfling will return the missing shard to the Crystal and destroy the Skeksis evil Empire. But will young Jen's courage be any match for the unknown dangers that await him?

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