Art and Design Fantasy

Re-watched Corpse Bride

Watched Corpse Bride by Tim Burton from

Corpse Bride is a movie starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emily Watson. When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Love the Gorey-esque aesthetics and imagined vaguely Victorian world. I like that the dead world is more vibrant and lively than the living world, more colorful, more exuberant, more musical. I especially like the jazz dance number when Victor first goes underground – a fun sequence with retro lighting.

I’m not sure how I feel about the ending. Has she realized she already had acceptance and care with her loyal friends in the land of the dead, and didn’t need a man to make her whole? Has she realized she can find her own happiness and peace, or simply accepted her loss?

The first couple times I saw this I wasn’t sure I liked it or not but I’ve come down on the side of liking it. For a short movie, it covers a lot of imaginative ground, even if it has to rely on some tropes to keep the story moving fast enough. I especially like Victor and Victoria’s meet-cute and moment of connection that binds them together despite following events.

It’s kind of weird that Victor looks just like a young Johnny Depp? Overall the character design is dramatic and highly stylized, each character visually exaggerated.


Watched “Crazy Office Worker’s Night Meal”


Clever live-action stop motion video of an irate office worker turning the reminders of his work life into sushi and eating them. Fun seeing an iPhone and a shoe get sliced and sushi-fied.