The world of The dark crystal
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
Access restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
- Physical Description
058 minutes; color
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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