Go Back in Time and Behind the Scenes of the Cult Classic, 'The NeverEnding Story'

If you were born in the 70s, 80s, or even the 90s you were likely one of the many who were captivated by the iconic 1984 classic, "The NeverEnding Story." It’s a story that will, well, never end in terms of the memories it reproduces for Gen Y’ers. Go behind the scenes during the creation of the cult classic in this short video.

It’s safe to say that a lot has changed in the world of moviemaking. The on-screen magic that was once created via good ole’ fashion manual labor is now mostly done at a desk using the latest computer technology, but looking back nearly 30 years to how it was done by the ones before us is almost as captivating as the film itself.

At the time the film was produced, it was the most expensive production ever made outside of the United States, with a price tag right around 27 million dollars. The West German-produced film was produced by Bernd Eichinger and Dieter Giessler and directed and co-written by Wolfgang Petersen. Despite the many who grew up to love the movie, the story’s author, Michael Ende, wasn’t such a fan, stating: "The makers of the film simply did not understand the book at all. They just wanted to make money."

[via Cinefuncion]

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Michael B. Stuart's picture

Great, great movie! Atreyu!

David Moore's picture

Artaaaaaax !

Jonathan Klempa's picture

Barret Oliver aka Bastian became a photographer and printer, fun fact. "Later Oliver became a printer and photographer, specializing in nineteenth century processes such as collodion and Woodburytype. His work has been displayed in museum and gallery exhibitions and used in films. In 2007, his book A History of the Woodburytype was published by Carl Mautz Publishing" -wikipedia

Dusty Wooddell's picture

I didn't know that. Thanks!

Stefano Chiarelli's picture

I loved this!!!