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Mirrormask (2005)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family  |  3 March 2006 (UK)
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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.

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Helena / Anti-Helena
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Morris Campbell / Prime Minister
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Joanne Campbell / Queen of Light / Queen of Shadows
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Aunt Nan
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Librarian
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Small Hairy
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Sphinx
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Gryphon
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Future Fruit Lady
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Man In a Box
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In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year-old girl named Helena who works at the family circus with her father and mother, who wishes--quite ironically--that she could run away from the circus and join 'real life'. But such is not to be the case, as she finds herself on a strange journey into the Dark Lands, a fantastic landscape filled with giants, Monkeybirds and dangerous sphinxes. She must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get back home. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements and scary images | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$126,449 (USA) (30 September 2005)

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$864,959 (USA) (9 December 2005)
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  • Total number of scenes in the script: 135


  • Total number of pages in script: 107 3/4


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After Helena holds up the key while looking at the tower, the immediate next shot shows the key facing the opposite direction. See more »

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Anti-Helena: Of course, if I use the Mirrormask it may upset things a bit. But you can't run away from home without destroying somone's world.
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My Waltz for Newk
Performed by Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen
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Eye Candy, Cake, Cookies and Pastries
31 January 2005 | by (Park City, Utah) – See all my reviews

This is a visually mesmerizing film that takes movie fantasy into new territory. Think Alice in Wonderland meets Wizard of Oz performed by Cirque de Soleil. MirrorMask takes a comic-book approach to Good vs. Evil, with 15-year-old Helena as the protagonist who must find the MirrorMask and save the Light Kingdom.

But the story isn't nearly as important as the fantastic creatures and hallucinatory imagery that parade non-stop through Helena's fantastic journey. Director and writer (and frequent collaborators) Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman leap into the movie business with extraordinary confidence and derring-do. They are both legendary successes and have a devoted fan base from comic books (the Sandman series, for one), novels, short stories, posters, CD art, and much more.

It quickly becomes clear that MirrorMask is the creation of talented and imaginative artists completely unfettered by the bounds of traditional film-making. As a result, it is a bold departure from anything you have ever seen on the screen before. The story is simple enough and the visuals so wondrous that most children should find the movie enjoyable (unless they've become action-oriented adrenaline addicts). Yet the writing is sufficiently deep to satisfy the most thoughtful of adults.

I spoke to both McKean and Gaiman at one of the Sundance screenings and found them both polite, thoughtful and interesting. I told them that MirrorMask was the kind of movie I wanted to see again immediately. It is lovely enough to warrant a second look. And there's enough meat on the bones to go back and catch what you might have missed. The last movie I felt that way about was Memento, one of my all-time favorites.


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