the nightmare before christmas and corpse bride: tim burton
it’s spooky season, y’all! 👻
with that being said, it’s time to pop in those tim burton films every chance we get and enjoy the storytelling and animation this wonderful human gifted to us!
first off, i don’t know if you would count the nightmare before christmas as a halloween movie, but, just to be on the safe side, i’ll play it from september to december over and over again (sorry to anyone who has to deal with that)! it’s no biggie, it never gets old!
here’s the little synopsis from IMDb: “Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.“
if you haven’t seen this film (where have you been living? under a rock??) then, you need to go and watch it. at least, watch it once in your lifetime, okay? i don’t know anyone that doesn’t love this film, so, please, just do yourself a favor and enjoy the scenery, the characters, the songs and the mixture of seasons! some reasons why i love this film include the music, i love skeletons, it reminds me of my siblings, i love the idea that every season has a door in some magical yet spooky forest- okay, i love everything. if you’ve watched this film already, what are your favorite parts/ aspects?
next up is corpse bride! this film is so good- it’s a love story, with a twist! here’s a quick synopsis from IMDb: “When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. “
i think my favorite part about this film has to be the skeleton dog, and the color of the film shows a contrast of life (blue and dark) and the afterlife (colorful and bright). isn’t that just the funniest? most people would think the afterlife would be the darker, more washed out hues. but, tim burton gives the underworld such color and life that you almost want to remain in that little moment! if you haven’t seen this film, you don’t have to, but if it sounds like something you’d like, then, by all means, submerge yourself in this wonderful little tale!
some other tim burton films (IMDb links) that are as timeless as the ones above are:
james and the giant peach ~ edward scissor hands ~ sweeney todd: the demon barber of fleet street ~ 9 ~ miss peregrine's home for peculiar children ~ alice in wonderland ~ charlie and the chocolate factory ~ planet of the apes ~ sleepy hollow ~ bettlejuice
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