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The Dark Crystal {"deleted" scene

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by skekKot, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. skekKot

    skekKot Active Member

    Scene from the B&W (Background Music Test) Workprint of THE DARK CRYSTAL

    *This scene does not appear on the the theatrical version. It was "cut" before the film was released in movie theaters.

    Scene: night-time view of Aughra's High Hill & Observatory
    notes* Just before JEN selects the right crystal shard. There is a barely-visible(dark,faint) shot ; showing a view of Aughra's Hill and Observatory. Off to the left of the Observatory is a full Moon.
    Audio: Environmental sounds (animal "hooting"/insects "chirping")

    This scene may contain a "re-used" set & glass matte background view. Previously shown as JEN is climbing the rocky hill; with Aughra's Hill & Observatory in sight (as a Crystal Bat watches). It is possible that the same set & glass matte background were photographed and tinted for a night-time view ; along with an added "Moon".???
    As the features on the "deleted" scene; seem to line up with those on the day-time climbing scene. The angle of the shot seems to be nearly identical.

    *On both the workprint & theatrical versions; a reflection of light is shown upon JEN's head and the surrounding plants(after he slides down Aughra's hill and looks up to see the Observatory in flames).
    The "reflection" is likely from the "deleted" Moon and not from the flaming Observatory.
  2. skekKot

    skekKot Active Member

    It might actually be a "SUN" instead of a "MOON".

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