in other news, the dead walk the earth

With this hand I will lift your sorrows.
Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine.
With this candle, I will light your way into darkness.
With this ring, I ask you to be mine.

oh, corpse bride... what a lovely piece of tim burtonness, danny elfmanisms, and johnny deppishness...

first of all, i love stop-motion animation, and have respect for those people who have way more patience than i do. i'm not what anyone would call impatient, in fact i am happy as a clam to sit and untangle a knot (literally, not metaphorically) for hours and hours on end. i can teach you how to knit without getting frustrated. but to do a single eye blink in 28 frames? for 77 minutes of cinema? not as much.

then, there was the amazingness of danny elfman's voice... he's been doing scoring nonstop since before and after oingo boingo broke up, and excepting the oompa loompa voices from charlie and the chocolate factory, i haven't heard his voice lately and it's still great!

do i really need to address tim burton? his stuff is so weird and dark and silly and happy and macabre, and he and johnny depp are an amazing team...

i liked how daddy everglot walked. i liked how you could tell it was the same man who played daddy warbucks (honestly, i don't care about erin brokovich). i liked when victor said, "with this candle, i will set your mother on fire." i liked the peter lorre maggot. i liked the color and vibrance of the underworld. i liked the music and rolling eyeballs. i love emily watson and helena bonham carter.

all in all it was a good night. followed by yaymee time! i made her promise not to say that i cried in a bar last night, but i'll admit it.

just so you don't think i'm That Girl, i wasn't drunk, i was just overcome with emotion and the dauntingness of the task at hand.

yaymee: [paraphrased] what do you want to do that will make you most happy?

[cue tears and girly crying crap. yaymee didn't cry though, that was all me.]
me: i just want to make the world safe.

yaymee: i just want to make the world fair. together if we make the world safe and fair that will be a pretty good world.

(in all fairness she wanted to know what job i wanted more than any other, but that's less important than the end result)

so, you've gotten a lazy movie review and things that make me cry in bars. all in all, a productive sunday!


mariama Monday, October 03, 2005 9:04:00 am  

yay for corpse bride! after planet of smelly apes and big stinky fish i lamented the passing of burton. but he was really in top burton form this time around. and yay for elfman too.

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