Have the movie itself be like any other standard fantasy movie. Swords, magic, monsters, fantastical environments, quests, et cetera.
But for the “Director’s Commentary,” have that be like the game session. Get all the actors to come like they’re players narrating their character’s actions, and the Director as the GM. Sounds of dice rolling and snacks being nom’d on, OOC discussions by players whose characters aren’t on screen, excited cheers when a character does something amazing (”natural 20!”), lamentations when a character fails (”a 1? NOOOO!”). Could even reveal background info for certain characters/events, leading viewers to see the movie in a new light. (”Why does he fear cats?” Later, “… oh… oh, that’s why he fears cats.”)
How can you get more perfect than that line-up? (Aside from including recent films like the Tolkien movies) You can’t. Nothing can beat the puppetry, costuming, and sets in those films for their charm, skill, beauty, and creativity.
Though ’The Goonies’ gets an honorable mention for 80’s nostalgia, even if it’s an ‘adventure’ movie.
Each of those films has influenced me so deeply: -Labyrinth: I’ve become the Goblin King. And it taught me to never stop dreaming, because my fantasy worlds are within me. -Legend: Darkness put things into perspective: “What is light without dark? What are you without me? I am a part of you all.” -The Dark Crystal: I am pretty sure my strange habits of collecting crystal shards, and shiny rocks are a direct result of this movie. -The NeverEnding Story: Further proved how magical books can be. And I still want a pet like Night Hob’s stupid bat. -Return to Oz: I used to say “When I grow up, I am going to become a Wheeler!” and I’m still waiting for that to happen. Plus, I want a hall of heads like Mombi has! -The Princess Bride: I still look for ways to fit “You have killed my father, prepare to die.” into every day conversations. -Willow: Taught me that just because I was little, didn’t mean I couldn’t do powerful things. -The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen: Most likely started my obsession with the Angel of Death. And it taught me that sometimes absurd and abstract ideas make much more sense than anything based in reality and logic ever could.
I am sure I am not the only one out there whose life these movies has influenced. <3 ))
You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing.
- Tell me what you want of me right now! No more evasions.
- I want you to be the mother of evil. I want you to rule the darkness with me. At my side. Looking over a black, scorched, dead world. Where there is no more pain, because there are no more hearts to feel. We have eaten them all, thee and me.
IT’S SO GOOD!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!! Warnings before going in: it is an homage to 80s scifi/fantasy films (E.T., Goonies, Poltergeist, Labyrinth, etc.), so there are some relatively scary moments. There is a little blood (Honestly, if you were able to handle OITNB, you’re able to handle this show). The acting is sooo top-notch. Winona Ryder is amazing. THE KIDS ARE ALL AMAZING. And the cinematography is BRILLIANT. It’s only 8 episodes, and it was just released on Netflix on Friday. I’ve never shown my parents a show where my mom didn’t get up the whole time. I’m… obsessed. I’m showing it to all my friends right now.