Monday, December 27, 2004

Director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp's latest project (more recent than the Chocolate Factory even) is, The Corpse Bride. Based on a 19th Century Russian-Jewish folk tale about a hapless bridegroom accidentally committing himself to a dead woman, which in turn is based on actual practices against Jewish brides when anti-semitism was widespread in eastern Europe. The story is told using stop motion animation similar to the technique he used in his previous film, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Aside from Johnny Depp, other notable actors and actresses lending their voices are Emily Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee, and Joanna Lumley. This is something to look forward to, probably the same time next year. If you'd like to read the original story the movie was based on, you could read it here.

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