Jareth, the Goblin King
Last night, after getting home from the launch of State (I won’t spoil the surprise for those of you who are going to buy it tomorrow, suffice to say it looks great and reads like a dream) I went on a bit of a nostalgia buzz and watched The Labyrinth, probably my favourite movie of all time.
As I was singing along to Dance Magic, marvelling at Ludo’s ability to call rocks, shouting at Hoggle to NOT give Sara the peach, I was thinking that they just don’t make kids movies like they used to. Monsters Inc. and all those films are amazing, but using puppets creates a much more real effect, and makes you believe that, yes, there is a Goblin King, and yes, he looks a bit like David Bowie.
Here’s Dance Magic from The Labyrinth for a bit of Wednesday afternoon sentimentality.