[DWJ] short complete quest fantasies

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Sat Jun 20 13:54:09 EDT 2009

Mark Allums wrote:
> deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
>> On Sat, 20 Jun 2009, Mark Allums wrote:
>>> I can only think of movies, e.g., The Labyrinth.
>> Movies is a good idea, although since it's only my second year
>> teaching I'm still feeling very nervous about branching out to
>> other forms of media. Still, it's worth contemplating.
> I confess, I am not well-read, even at the child's level.  Are you 
> familiar with Labyrinth?  Teen girl who likes fantasy stories finds 
> herself saddled with babysitting.  She foolishly wishes the monsters 
> would come take the baby away, so they do.  She spends the rest of the 
> movie overcoming obstacles to recover the child, with the help of allies 
> she meets along the way.
> That reminds me!  The Wizard of Oz.  Both book and good movie.

Oh, and Labyrinth has David Bowie as the Dark Lord.  More of a literal 
fairy tale than quest book, although a quest is certainly central to the 
plot.  Bowie's character would be the fairy king.  More mischievous than 
evil, so I guess he's the Summer King/Seelie court.

MArk Allums

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