Corpse Bride

Just finished watching the Corpse Bride, a stop motion animation movie which won at this years Oscars.
I had downloaded this movie earlier this week and forgotten about it. Found time to watch it today as I had nothing else to do! No material to study for tomorrows Multimedia exam :P...
Anyway into the movie...

FIrst about Stop Motion Animation...(from Wikipedia)

Stop motion is an animation technique which makes static objects appear to move. It is central to the clay animation technique used on popular children's shows such as Gumby and to the puppet-based animation of such well-known films as (Tim Burton's) The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993), Chicken Run (DreamWorks/Aardman Animations, 2000) Corpse Bride (Tim Burton, 2005), and all of the Wallace And Gromit films.
Stop motion requires a camera, either motion picture or digital, that can expose single frames. It works by shooting a single frame, stopping the camera to move the object a little bit, and then shooting another frame. When the film runs continuously at 24 frames per second, the illusion of fluid motion is created and the objects appear to move by themselves. This is similar to the animation of cartoons, but with real objects instead of drawings.

Now on to the movie...
It is directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson, it stars Johnny Depp as the voice of Victor and Helena Bonham Carter as the voice of the Corpse Bride. This is the first animated film in which Johnny Depp has been a voice actor.
The story is set in gloomy victorian style village with some snobbish touch. Victor is the son of a rich fishmonger who is about to be married of to a Lord's daughter named Victoria. The Lord is bankrupt and marrying her of so that he and his snob wife doesn't end up in a poorhouse. Of course, the two are'nt interested in marriage and they fell in love after meeting each other. There is rehearsal of wedding and Victor manages to screw up his words so that the Pastuer drives him away. At the same time a mysterious Lord Barkis comes as a guest to the Lords House.
VIctor goes around practicing his vows and when he manages to say it well he puts the ring on to hand a like branch which is actually the hand of a dead woman. She thinks he has married her and takes him along with her (he is outcold now!) to the land of the dead.
The movie is about how love exists beyond grave (literally!) and how true love succeeds. I am not giving thre entire story here. Watch it!
The animation is really good and the story is excellent. Dialogues are funny and there is a fair share of situational comedies. But the most amazing thing was the music. It is simply amazing. One of the highlights is the piano play by both Victor and Emily. Though a short one it is still very sweet.
The latest animation entrant into my favourite movies section. Believe me animations rule the roost there!


The Storyteller said...

Gotta watch this one...
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