78, Jam, and I are going to do our favorite Friday ritual of going to Jacks Hamburger Place… eating our asses off on the BEST hamburger’s in the world… and then driving to the super movie plex to catch a flick. Tonight we will be seeing “The Corpse Bride”… correction… “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride”. I have to admit… the fact that they have to attach Tim Burton’s name directly onto the title of the film has me worried a bit about the script. Sure, I think that the guy is a genius, and Danny Elfman is one of the truly gifted humans on this planet, but all this celebrity’s doing voices, and director’s names placed directly in the title have me worried. I will let you know.
The fact that Burton chose to use stop motion animation opposed to the typical (and most often CRAPPY) computer animation is admirable. For this reason alone I feel that the film will be worth the admission fee. I was reading last night that the film has 24 frames (pictures) per second of film (I believe that the standard is 12)… This guy worked for two weeks on five seconds of footage. The amount of patience that is necessary for this art form is astounding.
I am going to go home and change into my “Nightmare Before Christmas” shirt, go to the theatre, and give it a try… I hope it rocks.