Sam K. Hale joins the Popmosis crew to talk about a very influential film for his movie Yamasong and also first-time viewing for Paul!
The Dark Crystal
Jen (Stephen Garlick), raised by the noble race called the Mystics, has been told that he is the last survivor of his own race, the Gelflings. He sets out to try to find a shard of the dark crystal, a powerful gem that once provided balance to the universe. After the crystal was broken, the evil Skeksis used sinister means to gain control. Jen believes that he can repair the dark crystal and bring peace back to the world, if he can only find the remaining shard.
Directed by: Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Produced by: Jim Henson, Gary Kurtz
Screenplay by: David Odell
Story by: Jim Henson
Narrated by: Joseph O’Conor
Music by: Trevor Jones
Production companies: Henson Associates, ITC Entertainment
Distributed by: Universal Pictures, Associated Film Distribution
Release date: December 17, 1982
Budget: $25 million
Box office: $41.4 million