Sunday, August 2, 2009

Corpse Bride : Film Review

Corpse Bride


Recently just finished watching Corpse Bride by Tim Burton. Burton was nominated for Academy award for this stop motion animation back in 2005. The film is loosely based on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story. The casting for the animation was with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee and even score composer Danny Elfman. The film centers around the dark Victorian era with a couple forced for marriage to lead to income/status survival of both families. The hesitant groom practices his vows in the forest to find a surprise, death as colorful and jolly as it will ever be. Follows his heart at all wits to get back to the land of the living. A very enjoyable film for all ages with the occasional singalong. I was very impressed with the mood settings and of course the animation.

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