The Neverending Story: A Cautionary Tale

Neverending story Michael Ende
It’s dead.

For those of you who don’t actually know, the Neverending Story was a movie from the 80s with a super-catchy theme tune. It was also a book by Michael Ende, a German dude. It was fashionable at the time for authors to sell movie rights to Hollywood then, upon seeing the film of their work, complaining that it destroyed their work and that they wanted nothing more to do with it (see also: Alan Moore).

Michael Ende sorta did that. So you don’t know who he is any more.

It’s actually a good read, in the same league as The Princess Bride. And The Neverending Story is also a great film. I liked the sequels when I was little, but they didn’t have the same timelessness as the first one.

But my favorite part is the theme tune by Limahl. The lyrics are just… just perfect.

 

3 responses to “The Neverending Story: A Cautionary Tale”

  1. OMG,I can’t remember the last time I even thought of Kajagoogoo. This post immersed me in retro memories.

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    1. I aim to please 🙂 …well, sometimes I aim to rant or complain, but underneath my cynical outer shell, I aim to please!

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      1. Hmmm…I aim to avoid conflict, which sets off the panic, but really…I will stick to my guns, popularity be damned.

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