The world of The dark crystal

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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.
Solomon, Arthur; Henson, Jim; Oz, Frank; Froud, Brian; Kurtz, Gary; Froud, Wendy, 1954-; Nidha, Fred; Mullen, Kathryn; Goldsmith, Anthony
Henson Associates; Jim Henson Television
Television specials; Documentary television programs
American Culture; Performing Arts, Music; Puppet films Production and direction; Fantasy films Production and direction; Dark crystal (Motion picture)
North America; United States of America
The Jim Henson video collection at the University of Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Terms of Use
Access restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
Physical Description
058 minutes; color

Creation/Production Credits

Editor, Arthur Solomon.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: umd:1135; Catalog Key: alephsys003334358; Catalog Key: HENSON 058; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/406

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