Mar 20, 2010

The Corpse Bride - Favorite Scenes

In any movie, music plays a large role in enhancing the mood. In The Corpse Bride, there were some musical scenes that I really enjoyed.

First of all, there is the scene where Victoria first meets Victor. Victor awkwardly steps into Victoria's home and seeing a piano, starts playing a beautiful piano piece. I like this scene not only because of the music, but because it shows a lot about Victor's character. See for yourself!

I also like the scene where, after Victor tricks Emily into letting him go back to the "living world", he tries to make things up for Emily. Emily's inability to stay angry at Victor show how she feels about him. I think it's a genius way of showing what it going on between the two characters without having to say anything.

Another song, called "The Remains of the Day" is sung by the dead and narrates Emily's tragic story. The funky and catchy music as well as the underlying story in the lyrics makes the music a major part of the movie. In addition, the visuals also show what the Land of the Dead is like.

Mar 14, 2010

The Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride (2005) is an animation movie directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. It is set in a village in Britain. Victoria (voiced by Emily Watson), is the daughter of a bankrupt aristocrat. Because of her family's financial situation, she is set to be married off to a man named Victor (voiced by Johnny Depp), the timid and gentle son of the nouveau riche class. Before the marriage, Victor makes some major blunders in front of Victoria's parents. Embarrassed, he runs off to the forest to practice his vows and slips his wedding ring onto a tree branch sticking out of the ground. Suddenly, the branch moves; it was a hand of a dead bride! Here comes Emily, the corpse bride.