Topic: The Nightmare Before Christmas

An amazing little movie, just in time for the holidays.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Re: The Nightmare Before Christmas

YES! you guys did a commentary for the movie that made me want to make movies. i have seen this film 10 times in theaters (counting all the re-releases).

i once had a film professor call this "the impossible movie". i never had him explain what he meant by that and i am still curious about that statement to this day.

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Re: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Just finished listening to the commentary and I am going to have to join Mike in that Nightmare loving (1,2,3... and so on). I feel the same way Mike does about loving this film and not quite being on board with the Princess Bride. But hey, that's why they make lots of movies.

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Re: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Very nice job, guys. Lots of industry background and analysis of the music—appropriate for a musical. A fair amount of crosstalk and interruption, but it shows your enthusiasm for the film.

This is a movie that I've been meaning to see for a long time because of all the good things I'd heard about it. And I finally watched it with my 7-year-old nephew and had a lot of fun. But I agree with the non-Michael consensus that it's not really a great film.

As you say, Jack doesn't really learn much, and the romantic subplot is kind of halfhearted. You would think that Jack would gain a renewed love of scaring, because he was lamenting losing it at the beginning, but I don't quite get that. Or you would think that Oogie Boogie would have been presented as a problem or nemesis at the beginning, driving Jack to greener pastures, since the conflict with him is what is resolved at the end, but that's not the case either.

Also, I saw The Corpse Bride before this with my 7-year-old niece and had a similar experience: a lot of fun but kind of "small". The story is more coherent, but less grand. I also saw Coraline with my two nieces, 13 and 7, and enjoyed it a lot. It felt grand and had more of a point, altho it was kind of baffling at times.

The kids loved all three movies, of course. None of them really puts a foot wrong.

Last edited by Zarban (2010-10-17 15:57:34)

Warning: I'm probably rewriting this post as you read it.

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Re: The Nightmare Before Christmas

This movie for me is like Back to the Future and Star Trek IV for Brian.

I know this is more of a movie forum, but video games are basically interactive movies. So why not check out my Let's Play channel?
http://www.youtube.com/user/Otakultimate

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http://www.engrish.com/wp-content/uploads//2018/04/nightmare-before-christ.jpg

(Found here.)

We all float down here...

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