Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: The Novelization

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10 thoughts on “Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: The Novelization

  1. Michael Fierce Michael Fierce says:

    Read with my good friend Cillian aka Tsunami aka Sharknami on a buddy read that began 09 06 19 Read with my good friend Cillian aka Tsunami aka Sharknami on a buddy read that began 09 06 19


  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    The Dark Crystal by A.C.H Smith is the second title taken from the films of Jim Henson s films Like Labyrinth I remember the film although over the years certain details and scenes became hazy come on it was 1986.Like Labyrinth this was a story that dramatically departed from the world of Henson s Muppets which he is most famous for, in fact Henson made a point of experimenting and challenging the ways stories were told So as different as it may have been I think given the opportunity we co The Dark Crystal by A.C.H Smith is the second title taken from the films of Jim Henson s films Like Labyrinth I remember the film although over the years certain details and scenes became hazy come on it was 1986.Like Labyrinth this was a story that dramatically departed from the world of Henson s Muppets which he is most famous for, in fact Henson made a point of experimenting and challenging the ways stories were told So as different as it may have been I think given the opportunity we could have seen many .No wonder he chose then a dark fairy tale of a story inspired and coloured by the designs and illustrations of his friend Brian Froud in fact this deluxe edition has a number of the original sketches and designs dotted through the pages as well as production notes taken from Henson s own notes.Looking back the story is pretty straightforward but then again so are many fairy tales, it isin the telling and the atmosphere that it is complexity and unique storyline However what did surprise me was how dark the story got one reference towards the end of the events in the Podling village struck me as particularly bleak That all said the books really does capture the feel of the film and reading through the pages it all came flooding back There is a timeless feel to these stories which I think helps explain why both films and obviously their stories remain with us today even when film techniques have dramatically improved over the years There is still so much love for this story today that there are still new books being published on the subject 30 years after the film was released


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    Netflix is bring this out as a series The trailer looks AMAZING Omg I need to read this I am so glad I have a copy


  4. Cillian Cillian says:

    Awesome sauce buddy read with my good friend Michael starting 09 05 19 Awesome sauce buddy read with my good friend Michael starting 09 05 19


  5. Mitticus Mitticus says:

    I was born under a shattered sky, he finally got outDark fairy tale about a boy raised by mistics, a land tainted , and a prophecy because there is always one , innit This is a novelization of the film The Dark Crystal 1982 , a wonderful film to watch made with animatronics tech that I m most fan.The book did not givedetails that the film, though after all the years I just remember the basics view spoiler the rather Jekyll and Hyde scifi version of this film hide spoileI was born under a shattered sky, he finally got outDark fairy tale about a boy raised by mistics, a land tainted , and a prophecy because there is always one , innit This is a novelization of the film The Dark Crystal 1982 , a wonderful film to watch made with animatronics tech that I m most fan.The book did not givedetails that the film, though after all the years I just remember the basics view spoiler the rather Jekyll and Hyde scifi version of this film hide spoiler So the kind of richness imagination of the world creatures is a bit missing.Jen is a naive kid a Gelfling raised by paceful wise urRu in a isolated valley, that one day is given a dangerous mission without much background Just that is necesary when the Great Conjuction of the three suns is about to start In their collective obsession with rituals there was something slavish about the urRu It affected everything in their lives, even the ordinary business of a day sleeping, eating, walking, talking It was always too slow for Jen, this labored, mannered, painstaking connection of things What was the point Turned inward, away from the world, they were, Jen thought, collectors of knowledge for its own sake Why did they never do anything with it Why could they not make the only connection that seemed to him useful applying all their knowledge to change the world In the journey he enconuntered danger and a friend Kira, another survivor of a massacre commited by the evil Skerksis , a sort of buzzard reptile villains, that enslave and made atrocious experiments with the other sentients beings in the planet.The sort of reluctant hero is forced to go to the Black Castle in search of the Crystal to end with the horrors in Thra She understood why Jen represented hope and hope, she instinctively knew, would always be shadowed with pain, just as her despair, now, in the niche behind the tapestry, was shadowed with something like the opposite of pain a numbed uncaring, an acceptance of the thrall of death, almost a fervent wish for it.The idea of all things are interconnected is around the tale.Also about scientist abusing power and destroying the balance in the world.Well, enjoy the movie, friends Seems like Netflix is about to put a sort a prequel after all this years The rest of canon is in graphic novels


  6. Brandon St Mark Brandon St Mark says:

    Really great adaptation I still like the movie , but all the same this was good.


  7. Francesca Calarco Francesca Calarco says:

    Growing up, Jim Henson s The Dark Crystal was one of my favorite movies, hands down Now that I am a weird kid who has grown up into an even weirder adult, with the new Netflix series The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance I have found myself re immersed in this unprecedented, fantastical world This includes reading the


  8. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    I remember seeing the adaptation of this as a little kid, what nightmare fuel But The Dark Crystal is still a beautiful story with good morals.


  9. Richard Richard says:

    As a child of the 80s I love all things Jim Henson This has rolled over into adulthood.I came across this particular paperback The Booklegger in Huntsville It was in immaculate condition if a little stiff and dry Attempting to read this 30 year old paperback has led it to begin falling apart The cover just decided to abandon the rest of the book So now it is equal parts Scotch tape and book.I believe this movie novelization is my first I ve seen them around for years, but always wonder As a child of the 80s I love all things Jim Henson This has rolled over into adulthood.I came across this particular paperback The Booklegger in Huntsville It was in immaculate condition if a little stiff and dry Attempting to read this 30 year old paperback has led it to begin falling apart The cover just decided to abandon the rest of the book So now it is equal parts Scotch tape and book.I believe this movie novelization is my first I ve seen them around for years, but always wondered what was the point I understand reading the book if a movie is based on it but the reverse Seems pointless In this case my assumption was proven correct Reading The Dark Crystal adds little or no new insights to the story, characters, or world In fact, it s quicker to just watch the movie With the May June group read several individuals have voiced their dislike or uninterest in this book movie I understand I get it As an adult I feel the same way The movie book is slow, with little action What it does have in abundance is weird Locales, people, creatures Henson s creature shop excels at this So I didn t love the book I ll stick with watching the film And the Netflix movie put me to sleep, but I don t watch t.v much anyhow.Meh


  10. Quicksilver Quill Quicksilver Quill says:

    Inevitably the book will be compared to the film, and that s tough competition especially for the nostalgic ones among us But I would say that Smith did a good job translating the film into fiction He does have a powerful descriptive ability and some of his choice of words left me pondering the paucity of my own vocabulary But it s nicely written and it s quite a short novel, so things keep moving A minor complaint might be the extensive use of foreign languages in the book for the Skeksis, Inevitably the book will be compared to the film, and that s tough competition especially for the nostalgic ones among us But I would say that Smith did a good job translating the film into fiction He does have a powerful descriptive ability and some of his choice of words left me pondering the paucity of my own vocabulary But it s nicely written and it s quite a short novel, so things keep moving A minor complaint might be the extensive use of foreign languages in the book for the Skeksis, et al., which I felt slowed things down a bit basically, you re reading all this dialogue that has no meaning to you and may just as well be written in English or whatever language you happen to be reading in translation The film of course, did the same thing, butsparingly so I thought it worked out better Still, I enjoyed the read and A.C.H Smith s poetic handling of the tale as well as his depiction of Jen s inner thoughts and feelings


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Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: The Novelization ❮Reading❯ ➻ Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: The Novelization Author A.C.H. Smith – Polishdarling.co.uk WHY WE LOVE IT We re big Jim Henson fans, and nothing could be exciting than getting the novelization of The Dark Crystal adapted by ACH Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson back in print, and WHY WE LOVE IT We re Dark Crystal: eBook ¸ big Jim Henson fans, and nothing could be exciting than getting the novelization of The Dark Crystal adapted by Jim Henson's PDF/EPUB ² ACH Smith and personally overseen by Jim Henson back in print, and for the first time in hardcover WHY YOU LL LOVE IT This beautiful hardcover Henson's Dark Crystal: PDF/EPUB ä includes illustrations and concept designs by legendary illustrator and concept artist Brian Froud The Goblins of Labyrinth, Faeries that have never been published, as well as an exclusive peek into Jim Henson s creative process with overnever before seen pages of his detailed notes on an early draft of the adaptationWHAT IT S ABOUT The story of the cult classic Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal, wonderfully adapted for prose by author and playwright ACH Smith.


10 thoughts on “Jim Henson's Dark Crystal: The Novelization

  1. Michael Fierce Michael Fierce says:

    Read with my good friend Cillian aka Tsunami aka Sharknami on a buddy read that began 09 06 19 Read with my good friend Cillian aka Tsunami aka Sharknami on a buddy read that began 09 06 19


  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    The Dark Crystal by A.C.H Smith is the second title taken from the films of Jim Henson s films Like Labyrinth I remember the film although over the years certain details and scenes became hazy come on it was 1986.Like Labyrinth this was a story that dramatically departed from the world of Henson s Muppets which he is most famous for, in fact Henson made a point of experimenting and challenging the ways stories were told So as different as it may have been I think given the opportunity we co The Dark Crystal by A.C.H Smith is the second title taken from the films of Jim Henson s films Like Labyrinth I remember the film although over the years certain details and scenes became hazy come on it was 1986.Like Labyrinth this was a story that dramatically departed from the world of Henson s Muppets which he is most famous for, in fact Henson made a point of experimenting and challenging the ways stories were told So as different as it may have been I think given the opportunity we could have seen many .No wonder he chose then a dark fairy tale of a story inspired and coloured by the designs and illustrations of his friend Brian Froud in fact this deluxe edition has a number of the original sketches and designs dotted through the pages as well as production notes taken from Henson s own notes.Looking back the story is pretty straightforward but then again so are many fairy tales, it isin the telling and the atmosphere that it is complexity and unique storyline However what did surprise me was how dark the story got one reference towards the end of the events in the Podling village struck me as particularly bleak That all said the books really does capture the feel of the film and reading through the pages it all came flooding back There is a timeless feel to these stories which I think helps explain why both films and obviously their stories remain with us today even when film techniques have dramatically improved over the years There is still so much love for this story today that there are still new books being published on the subject 30 years after the film was released


  3. Rachel Rachel says:

    Netflix is bring this out as a series The trailer looks AMAZING Omg I need to read this I am so glad I have a copy


  4. Cillian Cillian says:

    Awesome sauce buddy read with my good friend Michael starting 09 05 19 Awesome sauce buddy read with my good friend Michael starting 09 05 19


  5. Mitticus Mitticus says:

    I was born under a shattered sky, he finally got outDark fairy tale about a boy raised by mistics, a land tainted , and a prophecy because there is always one , innit This is a novelization of the film The Dark Crystal 1982 , a wonderful film to watch made with animatronics tech that I m most fan.The book did not givedetails that the film, though after all the years I just remember the basics view spoiler the rather Jekyll and Hyde scifi version of this film hide spoileI was born under a shattered sky, he finally got outDark fairy tale about a boy raised by mistics, a land tainted , and a prophecy because there is always one , innit This is a novelization of the film The Dark Crystal 1982 , a wonderful film to watch made with animatronics tech that I m most fan.The book did not givedetails that the film, though after all the years I just remember the basics view spoiler the rather Jekyll and Hyde scifi version of this film hide spoiler So the kind of richness imagination of the world creatures is a bit missing.Jen is a naive kid a Gelfling raised by paceful wise urRu in a isolated valley, that one day is given a dangerous mission without much background Just that is necesary when the Great Conjuction of the three suns is about to start In their collective obsession with rituals there was something slavish about the urRu It affected everything in their lives, even the ordinary business of a day sleeping, eating, walking, talking It was always too slow for Jen, this labored, mannered, painstaking connection of things What was the point Turned inward, away from the world, they were, Jen thought, collectors of knowledge for its own sake Why did they never do anything with it Why could they not make the only connection that seemed to him useful applying all their knowledge to change the world In the journey he enconuntered danger and a friend Kira, another survivor of a massacre commited by the evil Skerksis , a sort of buzzard reptile villains, that enslave and made atrocious experiments with the other sentients beings in the planet.The sort of reluctant hero is forced to go to the Black Castle in search of the Crystal to end with the horrors in Thra She understood why Jen represented hope and hope, she instinctively knew, would always be shadowed with pain, just as her despair, now, in the niche behind the tapestry, was shadowed with something like the opposite of pain a numbed uncaring, an acceptance of the thrall of death, almost a fervent wish for it.The idea of all things are interconnected is around the tale.Also about scientist abusing power and destroying the balance in the world.Well, enjoy the movie, friends Seems like Netflix is about to put a sort a prequel after all this years The rest of canon is in graphic novels


  6. Brandon St Mark Brandon St Mark says:

    Really great adaptation I still like the movie , but all the same this was good.


  7. Francesca Calarco Francesca Calarco says:

    Growing up, Jim Henson s The Dark Crystal was one of my favorite movies, hands down Now that I am a weird kid who has grown up into an even weirder adult, with the new Netflix series The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance I have found myself re immersed in this unprecedented, fantastical world This includes reading the


  8. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    I remember seeing the adaptation of this as a little kid, what nightmare fuel But The Dark Crystal is still a beautiful story with good morals.


  9. Richard Richard says:

    As a child of the 80s I love all things Jim Henson This has rolled over into adulthood.I came across this particular paperback The Booklegger in Huntsville It was in immaculate condition if a little stiff and dry Attempting to read this 30 year old paperback has led it to begin falling apart The cover just decided to abandon the rest of the book So now it is equal parts Scotch tape and book.I believe this movie novelization is my first I ve seen them around for years, but always wonder As a child of the 80s I love all things Jim Henson This has rolled over into adulthood.I came across this particular paperback The Booklegger in Huntsville It was in immaculate condition if a little stiff and dry Attempting to read this 30 year old paperback has led it to begin falling apart The cover just decided to abandon the rest of the book So now it is equal parts Scotch tape and book.I believe this movie novelization is my first I ve seen them around for years, but always wondered what was the point I understand reading the book if a movie is based on it but the reverse Seems pointless In this case my assumption was proven correct Reading The Dark Crystal adds little or no new insights to the story, characters, or world In fact, it s quicker to just watch the movie With the May June group read several individuals have voiced their dislike or uninterest in this book movie I understand I get it As an adult I feel the same way The movie book is slow, with little action What it does have in abundance is weird Locales, people, creatures Henson s creature shop excels at this So I didn t love the book I ll stick with watching the film And the Netflix movie put me to sleep, but I don t watch t.v much anyhow.Meh


  10. Quicksilver Quill Quicksilver Quill says:

    Inevitably the book will be compared to the film, and that s tough competition especially for the nostalgic ones among us But I would say that Smith did a good job translating the film into fiction He does have a powerful descriptive ability and some of his choice of words left me pondering the paucity of my own vocabulary But it s nicely written and it s quite a short novel, so things keep moving A minor complaint might be the extensive use of foreign languages in the book for the Skeksis, Inevitably the book will be compared to the film, and that s tough competition especially for the nostalgic ones among us But I would say that Smith did a good job translating the film into fiction He does have a powerful descriptive ability and some of his choice of words left me pondering the paucity of my own vocabulary But it s nicely written and it s quite a short novel, so things keep moving A minor complaint might be the extensive use of foreign languages in the book for the Skeksis, et al., which I felt slowed things down a bit basically, you re reading all this dialogue that has no meaning to you and may just as well be written in English or whatever language you happen to be reading in translation The film of course, did the same thing, butsparingly so I thought it worked out better Still, I enjoyed the read and A.C.H Smith s poetic handling of the tale as well as his depiction of Jen s inner thoughts and feelings


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