Muppets creator Jim Henson directed this musical fantasy about a teenage girl
(Jennifer Connelly) who must enter the mythical world of the Labyrinth to rescue her
kidnapped baby brother. Hensonâ€™s puppets are amazing, but it was the casting of David Bowie,
who also contributed 5 original songs, that made this an iconic 80's film. A highlight is
"Magic Dance," performed by Bowie and a gaggle of goblin puppets. ("You remind me of a babe...")
The beloved movie version of the popular children's book about an 11-year-old boy who loves books.
He becomes engrossed in a story about a young warrior, Atreyu, who must save a magical world from a storm known as
"the Nothing." Along the way Atreyu encounters a curmudgeonly turtle, the "Ancient One,"
("We don't even care whether or not we care...")and a kindly flying "luckdragon."
("Never give up and good luck will find you.")
A blockbuster from director Cecil B. DeMille, who practically invented the Biblical epic.
Charlton Heston stars as Moses, the Egyptian prince who becomes a holy man, Yul Brynner
plays Rameses, the Pharaoh who tries to destroy him, and Anne Baxter is the princess Nefretiri,
who is loved by them both. Over 60 years after it was filmed, the parting of the Red Sea is still
an awesome spectacle on the big screen. ("Behold his mighty hand!")
Barbra Streisand stars as exuberant matchmaker Dolly Levi in the screen version of the Broadway musical.
Walter Matthau is Horace Vandergelder, the â€œwell known half-a-millionaireâ€ who is Dollyâ€™s client and the
object of her affections. Directed by Gene Kelly, with a score by Jerry Herman that is full of toe-tapping tunes,
including the title song performed by Streisand and Louis Armstrong. ("Itâ€™s so nice to have you back where you belong...")