Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they’ll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be hight in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there’s a rich newcomer that may take Victor’s place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick? —IMDb
Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton (born August 25, 1958) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American film director, producer, writer and artist. He is famed for his dark and quirky films, such as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which he co-wrote and produced. He is also famous for directing blockbusters including Batman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since directing his first feature film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, he has gone on to direct and produce numerous films, many of which have received Academy Award nominations and wins. He frequently works with close friend Johnny Depp, musician Danny Elfman and partner Helena Bonham Carter. His upcoming projects include the animated film 9 and Alice in Wonderland, the Disney retelling of Lewis Carroll’s book.
Burton was born in Burbank, California, the first of two sons to Bill Burton and Jean Erickson. His year of birth is sometimes mistakenly given as 1960. Burton described his childhood self as quirky… read more
Secondo me il miglior lavoro del secondo ciclo burtoniano. Un'estetica bellissima, vero gotico e vero horror, con immagini fantastiche ed evocative che si inseriscono sempre magnificamente nella pur semplice trama. Grandioso il concetto che percorre tutta la storia, in cui Burton contrappone un freddo ed ignobile mondo"vivo" ad un allegro e profondo mondo"morto".Anche gli stacchi musicali sono molto gradevoli.4*
Non amo i film d'animazione, specialmente quelli in cui ogni cinque minuti parte il siparietto musicale di un quarto d'ora. La sposa cadavere gode di una estetica davvero bella e caratteristica ma, secondo me, non riesce ad andare oltre a una trama troppo leggera che è tutt'altro che inedita a chi ama i film di Burton.
Very cohesive and heartbreaking. The general atmosphere seems to recall that one of the small European towns of the first expressionist silent films (Caligari, Nosferatu) and it is enriched with the beauty and the feeling of enchantment typical of a classic fairy tale. I found interesting the direction of some scenes (especially due to the problems of the stop-motion) and I totally loved the three main characters.