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ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/15/05 04:15 AM
Re: Jim Henson new [re: ziggfried]  

"The music [score for Labyrinth] is signed “Trevor Jones,” but it was for the most part inspired by the melody of David’s songs. The songs and the score needed to create a general harmony, and I was very satisfied with the result. There was practically a fusion between the two, the songs, which we didn’t touch, and the score, which accompanies the songs and focuses on them. Trevor worked on the synthesizer to isolate different instruments used by David and to draw out their sound to accompany the images."

Jim Henson, Ecran Fantastique, February 1987 (translated by Elizabeth A. Allen)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/15/05 04:20 AM
Re: Jim Henson new [re: ziggfried]  

"Jim Henson set up a meeting with me while I was doing my 1983 tour in the States, and he outlined the basic concept for Labyrinth and showed me some of Brian Froud’s artwork. That impressed me for openers, but he also gave me a tape of The Dark Crystal, which really excited me. I could see the potential of adding humans to his strange world. I’d always wanted to be involved in the music-writing aspect of a movie that would appeal to children of all ages, as well as everyone else, and I must say that Jim gave me a completely free hand with it. The script itself was terribly amusing without being vicious or spiteful or bloody, and it also had more heart than many other special effects movies. So I was pretty well hooked from the beginning."

David Bowie, Movieline, 13 June 1986



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/15/05 04:22 AM
Re: Jim Henson new [re: ziggfried]  

“I suppose I was [already a Jim Henson fan]. Who wasn’t a fan of Kermit and Miss Piggy? It would be a pretty stone-hearted person who could deny them!”

David Bowie, Movieline, 13 June 1986



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/15/05 04:23 AM
Re: Jim Henson new [re: ziggfried]  

“Jim is undoubtedly the most unflappable guy I’ve ever encountered in any profession! I just can’t believe his capacity for work. For instance, he would finish shooting for the week on Labyrinth in London, catch Concorde to New York, work on a new production, TV series or whatever over the weekend, catch Concorde back to London on Sunday night, and be at the studios early on Monday morning to resume filming on Labyrinth. He’s desperately work-conscious, but he seems to love it all.”

David Bowie, Movieline, 13 June 1986



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/15/05 04:32 AM
Re: Jim Henson new [re: ziggfried]  

“I asked David Bowie to do Jareth because the character must have something attractive and menacing about him at the same time. David Bowie has that quality; he is positive and negative at the same time. He also did the music for the film. I thought it would be interesting to put rock music in a fantasy film. It would be something new. And David Bowie thought that way too.”

Jim Henson, Veronica, 20 December 1986 (translated by Elizabeth A. Allen)




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