Fantasy films by the likes of Ron Howard, George Lucas, Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. Warwick Davis is Willow, but who is Ron Howard? THX, 1138 and otherwise. The Deep Note. Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm, and Lucasart. The role of an effects crew in the creative process. The life and times of Warwick Davis. The day to day living of a dwarf actor. How Return of the Jedi is like Dancing With the Stars. An honest conversation about casting dwarves in films. Tony Cox, Kevin Pollack, and Val Kilmer. Hamster Tokens! A unique way to film a magic fight. Real magic! Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman…and Richard Dawkins? McKean’s work for Fear Factory, Stabbing Westward, and in other places. The Sandman. Zen film score. Eric spends an extensive amount of time reading Neil Gaiman in preparation of MirrorMask. Trying to figure out Neil Gaiman’s sense of humor. Punctuated endings. MirrorMask Close to You Carpenters cover.
Also referenced: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Andy Griffith Show, The Music Man, Happy Days, Eat My Dust, Grand Theft Auto, The Grinch, Arrested Development, Ransom, Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, The DaVinci Code, Oliver Stone (JFK), Star Wars, Indiana Jones, THX 1138, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Rush Hour, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, David Fincher (Seven), Mythbusters, Leprechaun, Harry Potter, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Guliver’s Travels, Knights of the Old Republic, Shadows of the Empire, Life’s Too Short, Cemetery Junction, The Office, Extras, Bullshit!, The Apprentice, Dancing With the Stars, Sabrina, Bad Santa, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Doors, Krull, Dark City, Mars Attacks, The Attic Expeditions, The Dark Crystal, The Muppets, Labyrinth, The Root of All Evil?, The Enemies of Reason, Freaks, Gojira, Watchmen, From Hell, Coraline, Mary and Max, Videodrome, Amazon Women on the Moon
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Director: Ron Howard
Writer: George Lucas, Bob Dolman
Starring: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Tony Cox
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
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Director: Dave McKean
Writer: Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
Starring: Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry
In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.