Friday, December 26, 2008

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Painajainen ennen joulua / Mardröm före jul. US (c) 1993 Touchstone Pictures. P: Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi. D: Henry Selick. SC: Caroline Thompson - based on the subject and characters by Tim Burton. DP: Pete Kozachik - Technicolor - 1,66:1. Digital effects: Ariel Velasco Shaw. AN: Eric Leighton. Characters: Bonita De Carlo. M: Danny Elfman. ED: Stan Webb. Characters: Jack Skellington, Sally / Shock, Dr. Finkelstein, Oogie Boogie, Santa Claus. 76 min. A vintage print with Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Timo Porri / Eirik Udd. Viewed at Cinema Orion, Helsinki, 25 Dec 2008. - A beautiful print with good, full colour. Interestingly there are a lot of warm, soft hues. - Revisited: the puppet animation masterpiece based on the concept of Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. - It is in verse form. - When Shrek was released, it was seen as Anti-Disney, but Disney, themselves, did it better here. - I liked the film even more this time.

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