The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon / Danny Elfman (singing))

I realized at around 7:25PM that the movie was planned to start at 7PM. Of course, I've seen the movie before, I simply wanted to come to watch what I could in 35mm. I came in at the point where Jack was bringing back items from Christmas Town. I was actually pretty tired and fell asleep through bits and pieces. Again, it wasn't a big deal, because I've seen the movie before.

Sally (Catherine O'Hara)


Without notes to accompany the screenshots, I'm guessing (20151006) that I simply had the movie play in the background while doing something else. In particular, I listed the movie under "Movies Watched in 2013".

Mayor of Halloween Town (Glenn Shadix)


Today I watched this movie on Netflix, and while I own a DVD collector's edition of the movie, I unfortunately didn't have it with me.

Watched with Blake.
20211002, 20211003:
Watched with my son.
Instant Comments:
7a: Hehe. The prize goes to the vampires and runner up to the leeches.
5: It's interesting that they show Sally, but she doesn't sing in the first number. So a viewer wouldn't necessarily notice her on the first viewing, at least not until the number is over.
5: I love the line with "Shakespearean quotations"

5, 6: "Three times."; 7: hehe, "three times" she corrects him
7a: I don't understand why he dismissed Sally's suggestion to make another; seems logical enough
5: Themes from "What's This" play prior to Jack entering the entrance of Christmas Town.
6: Jack tried to walk away from the Christmas Town door but got pulled in by the draft.
6: A Christmas Carol, Rudolph
5: The Scientist Method
6: What. How does a spider come out of that cut.
5: Those experiments... "Interesting reaction... but what does it mean?"

Oogie Boogie (Ken Page)

5, 6: That jump.
6: "Chestnuts" divided by "Open Fire", read as "Chestnuts over open fire."
7a: (paused a little after the Easter Bunny is to be returned, "take him back!"
6: (Blake paused during "Making Christmas")
6: I didn't know where I recognized the cat. In this scene with Sally, I realized the cat looked like the cat from Coraline (also directed by Henry Selick).
7b: "Sally's Song" is sad. I feel as if I never realized this before.
5: On the policeman's legal pad is a game of tic-tac-toe. Did he play a game by himself?
7b: One of my favorite scenes is the head being pulled out.
5: Scary Teddy and Undead Duck.
7b: This scene with Jack versus Oogie Boogie is less exciting than I remember. In particular, what are the implications of Oogie Boogie being composed of many bugs. It's a fun ending, but was there any foreshadowing in regards to his composition?

Evil Scientist (William Hickey) and Sally.

5=20151006, 6=20171118, 7a=20211002, 7b=20211003

I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie at least three times before. At least once in 2009 and at least twice when I was a kid.
Watched 2nd,3rd third 20101209 (35mm Shriver Hall)
Watched 20131011 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20151006 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20171118 (Netflix, Instant)
Watched 20211004 (Disney Plus)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Henry Selick. 76 min.

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