Thursday, January 15, 2009

Geeking Out about Coraline

Being a big fan of Henry Selick's work on Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach, I have been really interested in the upcoming production of Coraline.

Cool, huh? And every item in the movie has been handcrafted, which is just astounding and beautiful in this age of mass produced and computer generated stuff.

I recently completed reading the actual Coraline novel by Neil Gaiman. I had started reading the graphic novel, with illustrations by P. Craig Russell ages ago, but it just didn't grab me and I left it unfinished. Then, thanks to a suggestion from Mr. Craigland, tried Coraline in novel form, with illustrations by Dave McKean (whom I adore!), and could finally appreciate it for the lovely, unpretentious, deliciously dark, little fairy tale that it is. I really enjoyed it, and am now even more excited for the movie.

This morning my hubby emailed me this link. The creators of Coraline sent out 50 handmade boxes to bloggers (viral marketing genius FTW!). Each box is unique and includes items from the movie, and they are gorgeous and creepy, and oh, how I love them.

Movie is out in February, yay!

1 comment:

  1. i'm trying my best to avoid spoilers for the movie. i loved the book so much and your lukewarm response to the gn adaptation made me avoid it entirely. so excited! kind of geeky, yep.


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