I finally saw Mirrormask last night, after possibly the most expensive DVD rental period ever. Dark, unpredictable and visually gorgeous, it’s full of wonderful ideas: the library where books must be caught with nets, a woman held prisoner by her cats, intricate and stylised backgrounds that are still pencil drawings, the continual imagery(s)1 of the mask…Dave McKean is credited as Director and Designer, from Neil Gaiman’s script, and there’s not an uninteresting frame in the film. Its one of the few movie posters I wouldn’t get bored of five minutes after putting it up. I’d call it a modern fairy tale, but what isn’t? A great couple of hours if you fancy something otherworldly and beautiful.
- possibly a made up word. I mean both visual and metaphorical imagery [↩]