Saturday, September 24, 2005

In which David doesn't often go to the movies, but ...

... tonight we saw Tim Burton's Corpse Bride --- see it with someone you love on Halloween. (Leslie cried at the end.)

I'm not a horror fan; this is played for laughs. I do like fine animation (notice the cool shadow effects) and musicals (Danny Elfman's movie music is a secret pleasure). Too bad about the silly Peter Lorre imitation.

On first viewing this movie wasn't as satisfying musically as Nightmare Before Christmas, but my expectations were lots higher. One song was pure G&S. No Kurt Weill moments in this score.

I did notice the name Jane Horrocks in the cast - watch Little Voice and you'll notice it too.


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