Monday, August 9, 2010

Movie Meme Day 9 - Causing a scene

31 Day Movie Meme

I move the stars for no one

Day 09 - Best scene ever

This meme is way harder than the TV meme. I guess I am more movie-minded than TV minded. Unless we’re talking BTVS, of course.

To come up with this, I figured I would run my top 10 list through my head. First movie on the list is Labyrinth, my all-time favorite movie for life. I’ve seen some amazing movies in my life, but none has surpassed it for pure charm, humor, music, and happiness.

There is so much to love in the movie, but the staircase puzzle set to Within You made such a huge impression on me when I was little. I could walk out of the room during any other scene in the movie, but as soon as I heard the opening chords signifying this scene was starting, I would run back into the room.

First of all, the scenery is absolutely incredible. Jareth running up and down the stairs, walking upside down and sideways. Toby appearing upside down, the crystal bouncing up the steps to him. Sarah running all over trying to get to him, Jareth appearing and disappearing. Walking through her, coming up from underneath. Yes, the effects were very 80’s, but they were lovely 80’s. Jim Henson did it up, and he did it well.

If there’s one thing you should learn about me, it’s that I’m a music fiend. So it would only make sense that a musical would be my ideal movie. David Bowie singing in a muppet movie? There is no bad.

From the first moment we see the stairs until she jumps, it’s just a truly, truly amazing scene.

How you turned my world, you precious thing
You starve and near exhaust me
Everything I've done, I've done for you
I move the stars for no one


  1. I just used this for movie I've watched more than 10 times, and linked to the ballroom sequence. We are so separated at birth.

    I love this scene... especially the "I can't live within you" moment when we finally get total confirmation that he's falling apart at the seams because he's obviously smitten with her.

    We used to have that Escher print done as mural on the ceiling of my high school library. They painted over it last spring. I was furious.

  2. This is my favorite movie of all time. Bowie is brilliant in it. This is my far my most watched movie and my most listed to soundtrack. I love the post. Thanks for sharing