Happy Trick or Treating Kids!
Finally went to theatre and saw Corpse Bride this weekend and loved it. The sets felt like 20's/30's german expressionist movies and the underworld lighting reminded me of 60's italian horror movies. All great stuff. I noticed on the the piano was a Harryhausen. Amazing when you think of the fact that so many people go into the making of a sequence in a movie now, that stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen did it all himself on classics like Jason and the Argonauts and Earth vs the Flying Saucers. From concept and production drawings to all the animating its incredibly inspiring stuff. I saw him lecture here when he was touring promoting his new book about his life which was wonderful to listen too. They screened the Tortouise and the Hare short that he had never finished and was completed by UCLA students [I think] and is available now on dvd. I remember watching the skeleton battle in Jason and being in complete awe as a kid and I'm even more so now that I'm older.