28 October, 2005

Can a heart still break after it's stopped beating?


I was quite disappointed with Tim Burton when I went to see "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" a couple of months ago. I thought he would have done much more with the amazing Roald Dahl story and that he missed the mark slightly with the characterisation of Willy Wonka (played by Johnny Depp).

So it was with a certain amount of trepidation that FBF (Flatmate/Best Friend) and I went to see Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" last night at the cinema. I was also very excited about it, having loved "The Nightmare Before Christmas" so much.

And I'm very pleased to report that I loved the movie. In my opinion, it is exactly what Burton is best at. Gothic, spindly, sombre characters who seem to constantly face some type of twisted moral conundrum or the other.

The animation was beautiful, the characters were superb and the overall feel of the film was stunning. It was a perfect pre-Halloween treat, and I shall be buying it on DVD when it is released to sit neatly next to my copy of "The Nightmare before Christmas".

Oh, and I've decided that Victor Everglot is my boyfriend of the week. Sorry Haruki, you've just been dumped. "Kafka on the Shore" was good, but not the masterpiece I'd hoped for. Anyway, Victor and I look better together. We're both long and spindly.

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organiclifeform said...

I saw a review for the movie a couple of nights ago and thought of you...Tim Burton was being interviewed and I remembered your Wonka disappointment. Glad this one was better - will have to make time to see it on the big screen. Pushka x

scribe said...

I think Burton lost his creative touch some time after "Ed Wood." I haven't enjoyed anythign he's done since.