January 11th, 2004


Change of Scenery

I have some friends on my list who are talking about magical vacations and gettaways, real or fictious, where everything comes together and you find yourself in a perfect situation and very happy and then go back to their lives which are just good to average.

At this point in my life I'm not sure I could leave a situation as perfect as that. It would be like being thrown out of heaven. One of the reasons I'm almost scared to go on vacation. Like all those movies of people who go to Tuscany or Greece and see the perfect house that calls to them and tells them that they are now home. Those never come back.

Is that a mid-life crisis or just wanting a change in your life? I think it's just wanting a change. I have no example to buy a Hummer, Corvette, or other mid-life crisis vehicle.

In the things that will never see the light of day that I desperately want to see dept.

From Gaiman's blog:

I read that you and Dave had access to something like THREE EXTRA HOURS of Labyrinth footage while you were conceptualizing MirrorMask. What are the chances that it will be released to the public? Was there anything truly inspiring that influenced MirrorMask?

No, what we were watching was a three hour long rough-cut of Labyrinth, with the puppeteers rather than voice actors voicing the characters (Dave Goelz's hilarious Sir Didymus made the version in the finished film seem mildly irritating by comparison). Mostly what we learned from it was how good an editor Jim Henson was -- there are some excellent sequences in the finished movie that were just too long as filmed.