Saturday, 10 October 2009

Corpse Bride - Tim Burton

'You made your promise... You set me free...'

As mentioned in my first post, i admire the clever, twisted work of Tim burton- Corpse Bride being one of my favourite films!! I really loved the end scene where the Corpse Bride morphed into lots of tiny butterflies because she was finally freed of her sorrow- it has always stuck in my mind and fits in very well with the theme of my final piece. It would be a really good idea to photograph myself then to morph myself in photoshop in a similar way that the Corpse Bride has been, but will use brighter colours to reflect my personality- will need to consider the background but i will experiment with this :) :) :)

(Had to post a link to Youtube for now 'cos it wont let me upload it)

The brief story of Corpse Bride

Taking a Jewish folk tale as its inspiration, the film tells the story of a touching romantic triangle between the nervous Victor, the downtrodden Victoria, and the Corpse Bride herself, Emily. Victoria’s parents only want her married so they can get to Victor’s money, while Victor himself doesn’t seem ready for marriage, as we witness in an amusing rehearsal scene where he almost burns the house down. When Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows and inadvertently proposes to the Corpse Bride, he finds himself whisked away with her to the land of the dead. Victor is terrified at first and just wants to escape, but, as with Halloweentown in The Nightmare Before Christmas, the ghoulish-looking denizens are actually far more lively and loveable than the people in our world. The fast moving plot finds Victor gradually overcoming his fear and falling for the Corpse Bride, while Victoria, believing she has been abandoned, is forced to marry the vile Barkis. The land of the living and the dead come together, and it’s surprisingly touching to see the fear of the living give way to joy at being briefly reunited with their dead loved ones. The Corpse Bride finally finds peace and her murder is avenged (the identity of her murder probably won’t be a surprise to most people). The resolution of the love triangle may not please everyone, but the final scene manages to be more genuinely moving. There’s nothing too surprising or deep about the story, though it’s refreshing to see a love triangle where both women are decent and arguably more capable than the hero. There’s also some wonderfully romantic moments, such as when Victor and the Corpse Bride play the piano together.

1 comment:

  1. Corpse bride is a great film, Burtons depiction of things like architecture and environment are awesome, check out Batman (1989) with Micheal Keaton, if you haven't seen it already. Burton makes Gotham City look cool