"You Remind Me Of The Babe........." A phrase that never fails to want to make me recite the whole scene. As anyone who has been to a recent live will see Greg tries too - although he doesn't always get them in the right order. It's hard for me to believe that it's been almost 35 years (it will be 35 years in August), since Labyrinth came to be. I fell in love with Jareth the Goblin King, (infamously played by the late, great David Bowie) and could never understand Sarah's decision NOT to accede to his wishes. I am sure there could be 100 ways to argue about how inappropriate it all is - how problematic the movie is in the now "WOKE" era, but my position stays the same. She shoule have said YES!
I will never tire of watching the amazing performance David gave to this role. His infamous pants aside, the hair, the make up, the demeanor - everything worked for teenage me - and honestly nothing much has changed! I mean had Emily been a boy - Jareth was the top contender name - I know she is pretty glad about that!
As with many movies that have musical stars, there is an amazing soundtrack, (Spotify list below) but I want to step away from that and talk about the book. Yes the book, which is also in the giveaway, that was released to go with the movie and as you would expect pretty much follows the movie plot - but with some exceptions that actually elaborate on some of the things I originally noticed in the movie on one of my many rewatches as an adult.
My love for the goblin king and his story has never faded. When Kristen Painter released "Moody And The Beast" in 2020 - the Goblin King references were right at the top of my mind (you can check out my full review on there HERE) prooving that even 35 years later this movie STILL has a huge place in my heart.
So check out the trailer (if for some crazy reason you haven't seen it yet), check out the playlist on Spotify, and then scroll down to enter the giveaway!
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And Now For The Giveaway
GIVEAWAY DETAILS & HOW TO ENTER!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Labyrinth" Prize Pack featuring the 30th anniversary DVD and the Labyrinth book sent in by Jennifer Rhodes, and an eCopy of Moody And The Beast from the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard!!
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) -
Would you have said yes to the Goblin King?
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments. Other comments about the article are very welcome but only entrants with the qualifying comments will go in the hat! What your answer is will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on July ```18th (and then posted here on the blog as well on July 19th. Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!