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At a glance

Corpse Bride (2005) or Tim Burton's Corpse Bride is a stop motion fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. This animated feature stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Corpse Bride Synopsis

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton's classic films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor, a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the next, that can keep him away from his one true love. It's a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told in classic Tim Burton style.

Corpse Bride Review

Corpse Bride (2005) is beautiful and enchanting; dark and gothic, just like the typical Tim Burton's artistic films. It also has a lot of distinct characters and plenty of thought provoking hidden depths.

Playfully plays on social issues such as gender roles, arranged marriage, family expectation, materialism and so on using the stop motion animation technique, this film is both lovely and hilarious. At most times the whole film is quite witty, with plenty of parodies on life.

While at first sight it may give an impression of being a gruesome movie, you will find out that Corpse Bride (2005) is actually one of the sweetest dark fantasy out there if you give this movie a chance. It is a tragedy with mixed ending, with totally unexpected love story.

In brief, this unpredictable film is quite nice to watch. With creative screenplay and thrilling music or sound effects in addition to its beautiful visuals and adorable characters, this animated feature is certainly one of the best dark, gothic musical fantasy film out there.

Victor and Victoria.
Victor and Victoria.

PS. My favorite scenes are the lovely piano scenes which is quite exquisite and really difficult to create!!

Who will like this?

People who like necro-themed movies and stop motion animation!

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Details of the movie

Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Producer: Tim Burton, Allison Abbate
Story: Tim Burton, Carlos Grangel
Screenplay: John August, Caroline Thompson, Pamela Pettler
Cinematography: Pete Kozachik
Music: Danny Elfman
Studio: Laika Entertainment
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy Musical Romance
Running time: 77 mins
Budget: USD 40,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 117,195,061 est.

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Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
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Loving You Is Like Loving The Dead
Loving You Is Like Loving The Dead

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