Thursday, December 02, 2010

Advent Calendar Day 2: Labyrinth

The method by which ideas come together and form a whole remains a mystery to me. I'm not a plotter. I don't sit and painstakingly plan out every scene. I don't create character profiles. I don't conduct interviews. Nope, I start with a name and a few images and set to. So what's this got to do with Labyrinth? Well, I thought I'd attempt to show you a wee fraction of the jumbled mess inside my head by sharing a few tasters from some of my favourite films. Films that have certainly inspired a character defect or two and a whole heap of visuals.

Brace yourselves folks. (Okay, not that much!) Although I maybe should point out that Bizarre magazine many, many moons ago once published a top 10 of weird films and I ranked over half of them high up in my all time faves list. You'll be pleased to know I'm not including them all here today. Meanwhile, we're also having a little bit of a musical theme.

Don't worry, I'll break you in gently. I'll also leave you to decide what exactly inspired which bits of which books, if indeed such a thing can be deciphered. Consider it a sort of quiz.

1. Labyrinth:

2. Ashura

3. Desperado

4. Gothic 

5. Velvet Goldmine

6. Amadeus

7. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls



Janine Ashbless said...

You have excellent taste in movies! (she says...)

Madelynne Ellis said...

As do you, Ms Ashbless. As do you.