Set in a 19th century European village, this stopmotion, animated
feature follows the story of Victor, a young man who is whisked
away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride,
while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of
the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to
be a lot more colourful than his strict Victorian upbringing,
Victor learns that there is nothing in this world, or the
next, that can keep him away from his one true love. It's
a tale of optimism, romance and a very lively afterlife, told
in a classic Tim Burton style...
Invitation to the Wedding is the official behind the scenes
companion to the Corpse Bride animated movie, featuring
storyboards, movie stills and Tim Burton's own drawings.
movie carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton's
classic films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare
Before Christmas. This official visual companion showcases
movie stills, sketches, paintings, and drawings. Covering
preproduction, production, and post-production, sections detail
set development and construction, puppet fabrication, costuming,
and stop-motion filming.
final third of this book tells the whole story of the movie
with plenty of images from the movie. To be honest, this was
the section of the book which I felt was used as a bit of
a filler in order to pad the book out. The story is stripped
down to the bare bones (excuse the pun) as though for a young
reader, yet the rest of the content of this book is very much
aimed at the more mature reader. This simplistic retelling
of the story just seems a little redundant here.
slight moan aside, this is still an excellent book. If you've
seen the movie, or your a fan of Burton's twisted gothic style,
then this is a book that you'll get a lot of pleasure from.
is the perfect accompaniment to the movie.
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