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The world of The dark crystal


Running length: 58  minutes


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This documentary explores the five-year production and design process involved in making The dark crystal, the 1982 fantasy film co-directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz that combines the use of high-tech production values with sophisticated live-action puppets. Excerpts from the film are alternated with behind-the-scenes footage of the production process to illustrate the development of the project from its earliest creative stages to the finished product. The documentary's narrative consists of a series of interviews with the film's creative team: illustrator, Brian Froud; directors, Jim Henson and Frank Oz; producer, Gary Kurtz; designers, Wendy Widener Froud and Fred Nidha; and performer, Kathryn Mullen.


Editor, Arthur Solomon.

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