You remind me of a babe (What babe?)


The very first movie I ever saw in the theater multiple times was Labyrinth. It was the summer between sixth and seventh grades. My mom didn’t take me to the movies a whole lot — we’re talking once every couple of years — so I’m really not sure what made us go see that movie in particular. All I remember is we both liked it — a LOT. We went back to see it at least twice more and I know I saw it at least one other time with my cousins. I even got the comic book….er, graphic novelization of the movie.
In the years following I saw the movie numerous other times when it had been released to HBO and the like. I probably rented it once or twice on VHS. However, it’s been years and years since I’ve seen the movie. I know I haven’t seen it since I moved to Oklahoma, which was 9.5 years ago. Even so, I looked up the movie on IMDb yesterday and read the quotes page and I could hear, in my head, the exact tone and inflection of the voices of the characters when they said the lines — that’s how many times I watched it.
The other day a friend online put up, as her avatar, a picture of the little worm Sarah meets in the labyrinth. This sparked a conversation between a few of us about the movie and someone mentioned that, yes, it is, indeed, available on DVD. All the talk about it had made me long to see the movie again so last night I went out in search of it and found it. I wanted to show it to Madalyn but it was too late to start it when I got back home so I have saved it till today. When JZ wakes up from his nap we’ll go pick Madalyn up from the after-school program and come home and watch. It’s a crapshoot whether she will like it or not — like myself as a small child, she is sensitive to a lot of things and gets, for lack of a better term, creeped out easily. (The reason I’ve never read The Hobbit is because my mom took me to a viewing of a cartoon version of the book when I was about four and it gave me the creeps. I’ve never been able to pluck up the desire to read the book since.) So, she may love it or she may be completely unimpressed. I know I will enjoy it, though. It’s a great movie.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

4 responses »

  1. The babe with the power. What power? The Power of Voodoo. Who do? You do! hehe
    One of my favorite movies! I have it on VHS and am dying for the DVD special edition!
    And the cartoon version of the Hobbit creeped me out too.

  2. Of Labyrinth I can’t speak, but I recently had the pleasure of introducing Sam to The Princess Bride — with delightful results. I hope your daughter shares your Labyrinth love!

  3. If you had thought of it, we could have looked for it when you were here! It is, of course, fairytale genre so I liked that. Good over evil. I really liked the music. I liked David Bowie in the movie (in real life – ewww!). I thought I had a copy on VHS, but I don’t. Now I’m going to have to go get one, too! Wish I was there to watch with you.

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