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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
1. Kwaidan (2) 2. Lord of the Rings:Fellowship...

1. Kwaidan (2)
2. Lord of the Rings:Fellowship of the Rings (1)
3. DragonSlayer (8)
4. Kiki's (3)
5. ET (4)
6. Excalibur (7)
7. Dark Crystal (6)
8. La Belle et la BÍte (5)...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://www.indiewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/...

https://www.indiewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/dark-crystal.jpg?w=780



I figured I would save the best for last, Jim Hensen's The Dark Crystal is a film I didn't grow up with but decided...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
Thats awesome because I don't want to be...

Thats awesome because I don't want to be discouraged from nominating challenging films. It's a textually dense film and I do feel it's rewarded for those that pay attention to it.
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
Eh I don't know about that I think Alice is more...

Eh I don't know about that I think Alice is more on an adventure and journey through a series of allegorical adventures. Perhaps she's better off for it...though that is more of an interpretation of...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
I don't see it as being that radical, I think if...

I don't see it as being that radical, I think if I cared to revisit Tideland again I could likely draw each of Alice's chapters and the influences on the action.

Down the Rabbit Hole - Journey to...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
That's what Gilliam was going for ...

That's what Gilliam was going for



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tideland
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
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Alice (1988)



In honor of Tideland I decided to pick up a different interpretation of Alice in...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
You don't see any symbolism in the story....not...

You don't see any symbolism in the story....not the roll in the hay....



https://data.whicdn.com/images/284250252/original.gif


The buns in the oven......
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
Yeah and some movies end with hundreds of men...

Yeah and some movies end with hundreds of men holding down a giant erect balloon where only the girl discovering herself can fix.


This movie is 100% about puberty and a female sexual...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://studioghiblimovies.com/wp-content/uploads/...

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Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)


What a delightful film...unless you really start to dissect the films central...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
I think Sean Bean does a great job in LOTR, but I...

I think Sean Bean does a great job in LOTR, but I found Bakashi's version to be more effective. Jackson telegraphs Boromir's turn in Fellowship it's a lot better in Bakashi's version.
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
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Kwaidan (1968)


It's very easy to see the film as an...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
Side Film 2 ...

Side Film 2


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One of the things I like about this hall is so many of these stories have been told before. So I decided to re-watch...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
It kinda sucks that for your first Hall of Fame...

It kinda sucks that for your first Hall of Fame you didn't even manage a single viewing or review but it happens....anyways
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
It's subtle but if you rewatch the scene you see...

It's subtle but if you rewatch the scene you see him stumble, at first you think it's a small hole but when the morning comes to see it's a giant hole. And once again in the morning...

...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
The Samurai left his poor wife for a new wealthy...

The Samurai left his poor wife for a new wealthy cruel one. He then had regrets over the marriage, the second wife left him. He went back to his home fell through the floor and died. His first...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
Yeah I think I might end up reviewing some other...

Yeah I think I might end up reviewing some other versions of these films, my queue is running a little dry right now.
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://www.silverpetticoatreview.com/wp-content/u...

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La Belle Et La Beast (2016)


Often times CGI will take me out of a film, it's a modern trick that...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://i1.wp.com/thejamreport.com/wp-content/uplo...

https://i1.wp.com/thejamreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Lord.jpg?fit=829%2C380&ssl=1

Lord of the Rings:Return of the King (2003)

2003 was a weird year...Marvel came out with Hulk, the...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://www.moviehousememories.com/wp-content/uplo...

https://www.moviehousememories.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Excalibur-1981-featured.jpg



Excalibur (1981)


If Y'all know me you know how I feel about great set design and Excalibur has...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://www.oscarchamps.com/wp-content/uploads/202...

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Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)


It's funny to watch this series post Game of Thrones because you...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://66.media.tumblr.com/f441856d60016ba77ef299...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/f441856d60016ba77ef29954d71bcd30/tumblr_olylvl7Ej81u3vseto1_500.jpg


Dragonslayer (1981)

Well this was a nice little surprise, Dragonslayer tells the story of an...
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The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Posted By Siddon
https://t4z5n2e5.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploa...

https://t4z5n2e5.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/et-1.jpg




On a side note I watched this on The Ovation channel which ran ads throughout the entire film including popup messages...