An excellent BBC radio documentary takes the listener behind the scenes of The Dark Crystal

The Frouds were behind the creatures in the 1982 film The Dark Crystal, the first movie ever to have an all-puppet cast, which is about to re-emerge as a ten-part TV series on Netflix.

Radio programmes about the “creative process” are so often fatally underpowered, skirting round the edge of banality as any moment of actual creation inevitably happens away from the microphone, once the presenter has left for the day. It is near impossible for a producer or presenter to go beyond the annoying and deathly pompous: “Well, it’s kind of… ineffable.” But there’s a lovely bit in this excellent little doc about the Froud family of artists and doll-makers (13...
source: New Statesman

2019-08-15 15:44
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