Corpse Bride (2005)

I love this movie for it's music and stop-motion animation. It's all so beautiful.

Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter)

Prior to looking at this blog post, I thought I had only seen Corpse Bride once before.

Today Ada and I chose to watch Corpse Bride - an appropriate choice considering we'd recently seen Kubo and the Two Strings (also a stop-motion animation) in theaters.

Victor Van Dort (Johnny Depp)

Actually, it was doubly appropriate because we also just saw Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) which shares Tim Burton (director), Johnny Depp (actor), and Helena Bonham Carter (actress).

Later I was humming "The Piano Duet" and it started sounding like "Once Upon a December" (Anastasia).

Instant Comment:
1: I remember the first time I saw the introduction to this movie. Wonderful. 3: I love this intro.
2: I love the repetitive nature of the townspeople and their dull color as the colorful butterfly flies through.

Nell Van Dort (Tracey Ullman) and William Van Dort (Paul Whitehouse)

2: The character design is also great (for example the tall wife and short husband)
2: "Smile darling, smile."
2: Oh, "Victoria" and "Victor"
2: So silly. Gonna be married soon and can't be alone together.
2: She lights his candle.
2: "You may kiss the bride."

Maudeline Everglot (Joanna Lumley) and Finis Everglot (Albert Finney)

3: Spoiler: The shadow shown is exactly that of Lord Barkis.
2: "He's not my boyfriend, he's my husband."
2: Haha, his head stays upright when he rolls over.
2: "Why go up there, when people are dying to go down here."
2: Lol. He makes a cocktail for himself.
2: In a haunting voice, "Hopscotch."

Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson)

1: Title mentioned at 45 min. "He has a corpse bride!" [20160927: It is not, however, the first mention of the title]
2,3: How could he not remember 'Victor'? It's practically his daughter's name!
2: "Excuse me, you don't know me, but I used to live in your dead mother."
2: "In other news, the dead walk the earth!"
1: "Grandpa?"
A: Her:"Bounder!" Him:"Sweetie pie." Her:"Monster." Him:"Buttercup."

1: Her:"Cad!" Him:"Gertrude!" Her:"Alfred? You've been dead for 15 years."
1: Him:"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." from Gone with the Wind (1939)
1: "Keep it down, we're in a church."
2: In a sinister voice, "New arrival."
1: Beautiful ending.

Special Features:
1: "Inside the Two Worlds" compares and contrasts the land of the living and the land of the dead. One key point is that the land of the living is pretty dead and the land of the dead is pretty lively.
1: "The Animators: The Breath of Life" talks about how it's still all done like old, except computers help in various way. One way is being able to see what is shot immediately.
1: "Making Puppets Tick" covers various mechanisms involved into the puppets.
1=20101215, 2=20151005, 3=20160913, A=20160927

Maggot (Enn Reitel) and Black Widow Spider (Jane Horrocks)

Watched once before (DVD)
Watched 20101215 (DVD)
Watched 20151005 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20160913 (Netflix, Instant)
Corpse Bride (2005) Tim Burton, Mike Johnson. 77 min.

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