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Oh my God, this looks like the greatest film ever. That is exactly the sort of gothic aesthetic I absolutely and utterly adore.

Blame Tim Burton for my over-use of italics...

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blue_monday
Jan. 31st, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
Isn't it gorgeous!? A couple of work colleagues and I were drooling all over the trailers the other day, hence my "oh my god I love Tim Burton" post.
solar_diablo
Jan. 31st, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting that - knowing I have that to look forward to will make the long hot desert summer bearable! The characters remind me of the short film Vincent he did that appears on the bonus features of the NBC DVD.
stephencass
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
According to d'Internet, the Corpse Bride is based on a Russian fairy tale: more interesting is that the fairy tale, and its resolution, was inspired by historical events: that jewish brides travelling to their weddings were murdered by bands of anti-semites to prevent the birth of another generation and buried by the road in their wedding gowns.

In the orginal fairy tale, the living bride feels compassion for the corpse bride's grief over her lost future and promises to carry the dead woman's dreams for children on her behalf. It'll be interesting to see how much of this specific subtext is brought into the movie (which marks the difference between a story of defiance and reverence and Just Another Ghost Story), but there doesn't seem to be any Jewish imagery (the officiant and the church in the trailer both appear to be Christian), so we'll have to see.
darling_effect
Jan. 31st, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
I didn't know about this but I'm so very happy Burton's gone back to animation. I really think that's where his true talents lie.
glitzfrau
Jan. 31st, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
What about the biopic which apparently has been filmed (sans release date) with Johnny Depp as the Earl of Rochester.

Mmm. Mmmm! Gothic pervy mmms! Or maybe it's just me, seeing that the distributors won't touch it...
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