I was recently talking to a friend about the classic 1984 Wolfgang Peterson-directed film The NeverEnding Story. It might just be the first movie I cried in because it was so damn sad. Remember when Artex died in the Swamp of Saddness. How many kids were scarred for life because of that scene? I still get choked up watching that scene! As sad as that scene was it was still a great movie adventure, and one of my favorite movies growing up.
Above you'll find an awesome piece of art by Mark Englert paying tribute to the film called The Ancient One. I remember the feeling I had while watching this scene as a kid. Even though it was simply just a conversation, it was incredibly intense!
The artist is also working on a couple other of illustrations featuring Bastian and The Childlike Empress. He revealed a couple of teases for those below. I don't know about you, but The Childlike Empress was the first movie crush I ever had when I was a kid.
Thanks to Collider for the heads up!
Just for the hell of it, here's that scene.