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Saw "Corpse Bride" tonight! - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
September 24th, 2005
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Saw "Corpse Bride" tonight!
Well, first the short review: I was expecting a cool-looking film, but not much of a plot, since it's Tim Burton... and I was right. Darn. I do wish they'd put a little more imagination into the story itself, or wish he'd collaborate with somebody to help add more interest. But the animation and camerawork was just so fascinating - beautiful, imaginative, amazing. Loved that! *G* All those ravens? Was anybody else thinking of "The Brothers Grimm".

BTW, to anybody who hasn't seen it yet, make sure you read the name on the brassplate on the piano; it's not Steinway, it's Harryhausen - a tribute to the great stop-action special fx man, Ray Harryhausen. And among the actors from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in this movie are Christopher Lee... AND Deep Roy (as the "Napoleon Bonaparte" type character). Speaking of which....

"Don't make a move! I've got a... a dwarf!" *G*

(omg... watching Black Adder and getting to see Fry and Laurie in it for the first time! It's the wartime (WWI?) set of episodes. Hugh is all Bertie Wooster, and Stephen is in a dressing gown, wearing a "moustache protector", talking all gruff English-like.

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From:moo58
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)
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Taking The One Kid and her friend to see this tomorrow...(looks at clock). Ok - later today! Thanks for the heads up.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
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Oooo! Perhaps you can see if I got the "dwarf" quote correct! *G* Couldn't find it on imdb. Have fun! They did an especially beautiful job with the corpse bride herself... gorgeous.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
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moustache protector?

That's the very final episode! I watched them all in order and choked up I was so sad there wasn't going to be any more.

You need to see the Georgina episode. ^_^
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 25th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
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*L*! I wish I could see that! *G* Darn, you're good - yep, that was the final episode.
From:honeyfitz
Date:September 25th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
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Ah, Blackadder Goes Forth. I was about to say 'that's my favourite of the four series' but I can never decide. Such an awesome show, my favourite British comedy since Monty Python. Hugh and Stephen are awesome in it - if you like them, then you have to see the one with George in drag. Fantastic. I know the scripts off by heart, I've seen them so many times.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 25th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
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*L*! That's exactly what anonypooh said - *L*!!! I love Monty Python - grew up on it - and I like this, but without seeing more, I'm not sure I'd love it. Very neat to see Stephen and Hugh together in a show, yet not together. And are their characters area actually different (personality-wise) each time, or are they the same personality, adapted to the era?
From:honeyfitz
Date:September 25th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Yep - mostly. George/Hugh is a daft, upper class sweetie who is totally clueless, and Stephen/General is always another upper class eccentric. Wonderful. Blackadder is just awesome.
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