Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas": The Film, The Art, The Vision Paperback – 11 Jan 2002
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It was almost a foregone conclusion that I would purchase this book when I saw it on Amazon one day. When I subsequently received the book, I devoured the contents in one sitting on the day of delivery and read through it again several times over the subsequent days.
The book tells the story of 'Nightmare's creative and technical development, from initial concept through production to completion. It gives lots of detail regarding what went on 'behind-the-scenes' aspects, but presents its information in a manner that is easy to understand and enjoyable to read for the non-professional. The book includes contributions from various of the professionals involved in the process of bringing the film to the big screen, along with an abundance of supporting images. The packaging is very slick; the paper stock and print quality is comparable to a decent art monograph or fashion book, with thick paper and glossy, high resolution images which make it a delight to flick through over and over again.
Both in content and form, this book is as wonderful as the world Tim Burton created in the film. It is perfect for any fan of the film!
Let's make it straight, this book is not a direct adaptation of the movie. Instead, this is the original poem Tim Burton had written and proposed to the Studios when he worked as a Disney Animator in the late seventies and early eighties. A poem with his original illustrations accompanying his stanzas. Artwork that is instantly recognizable with its German expressionism and its faerie colors, and character designs. Regarding that last aspect, it is interesting to see that although the characters of Oogie Boogie and Sally are absent, characters with their eventual designs do appear in the background at a certain page. As to whether or not Tim Burton had done those paintings in the seventies before he even got to produce this movie in the nineties, it would be wonderful if he had done that art in the seventies as that specific illustration would foreshadow Sally and Boogie's eventual presences in this story.Read more ›
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great product very nice and a must for any Nightmare Before Christmas fanPublished 2 months ago by Scott Wolfe
Nice book, good quality paper and nice dust cover quality.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
it's great had a quick look because its a xmas gift nothing wrong with it, sent out straight away and got to me sooner than I thought so i'm very happy.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer