Synopsis 1 Summaries When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.
Plot[ edit ] In a village in Victorian England,[ citation needed ] Victor Van Dort, the son of nouveau riche fish merchants, and Victoria Everglot, the neglected daughter of snobbish yet impoverished aristocratsare preparing for their arranged marriagewhich will simultaneously raise the social class of Victor's parents and restore the wealth of Victoria's penniless family.
Both have concerns about marrying someone they do not know, but upon meeting for the first time, they fall for each other. After the shy Victor ruins the wedding rehearsal by forgetting his vows, he flees and practices his wedding vows in the nearby forest, placing the wedding ring on a nearby upturned tree root.
The root turns out to be the finger of a murdered woman in a tattered bridal gown named Emily, who rises from the grave claiming that she is now Victor's wife.
After fainting, Victor wakes up and finds himself spirited away to the Land of the Dead. The bewildered Victor learns the story of how Emily was murdered years ago by an unknown perpetrator on the night of her secret elopement.
Wanting to reunite with Victoria, Victor tricks Emily into taking him back to the Land of the Living by pretending he wants her to meet his parents.
She agrees to this and takes him to see Elder Gutknecht, the kindly ruler of the underworld, to return Victor and Emily temporarily to the Land of the Living. Once back home, Victor asks Emily to wait in the forest while he rushes off to see Victoria and confess his wish to marry her as soon as possible, to which she gladly returns his feelings.
Just as they are about to share a kiss, Emily arrives and sees the two of them together. Feeling betrayed and hurt, she angrily drags Victor back to the Land of the Dead.
Victoria tells her parents that Victor has been forcibly wed to a dead woman, but no one believes her. With Victor gone, Victoria's parents decide to marry her off against her will to a presumed-wealthy newcomer in town named Lord Barkis Bittern, who appeared at the wedding rehearsal.
Victor apologizes to Emily for lying to her, and the two reconcile. Shortly after, Victor's recently deceased family coachman appears in the afterlife and informs Victor of Victoria's impending marriage to Barkis.
He also overhears that, in order to validate Victor and Emily's marriage, Victor must repeat his vows in the Land of the Living and willingly drink the Wine of Ages, a poison, thus joining her in death. Fretting about having lost Victoria to another man, Victor agrees to die for Emily.
All of the dead go "upstairs" to the Land of the Living to perform the wedding ceremony for Victor and Emily. Upon their arrival, the town erupts into a temporary panic until everyone recognizes their loved ones from the dead, and they have a joyous reunion.
After a quarrel with Barkis, and realizing he was only after her supposed wealth, Victoria follows the procession of dead to the church. Emily notices Victoria and realizes that she is denying Victoria her chance at happiness the same way it was stolen from her.
She stops Victor from drinking the poison and reunites him with Victoria. Barkis tries to kidnap Victoria at sword point, but Victor stops him and the two men duel; the dead townspeople are unable to interfere with the affairs of the living.
Emily intercedes to save Victor, and Barkis mockingly proposes a toast to Emily, unknowingly drinking the cup of poison. The dead, able to intercede upon Barkis's death, eagerly take retribution against him by dragging him to the underworld where he will atone for his crimes.
Victoria, now a widow, is once again able to marry Victor. Emily frees Victor of his vow to marry her, giving the wedding ring back to Victor and her wedding bouquet to Victoria before exiting the church.
As she steps into the moonlight, she transforms into hundreds of butterflies as Victor and Victoria look on wrapped in each other's embrace. Helena Bonham Carter voices the title character. Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort, a shy and gawky young man who is engaged to Victoria Everglot for social and financial reasons.
Helena Bonham Carter as Emily the Corpse Bride, a beautiful and charismatic young zombie woman with a passion for music and dance.
Tracey Ullman as Nell Van Dort, Victor's socially ambitious mother who holds contempt for her son; and Hildegarde, the elderly, hunchbacked maid of the Everglot household. Joanna Lumley as Maudeline Everglot, Victoria's snide, unloving mother.
Corpse Bride does go all out in a few scenes and I found myself enjoying the visuals more than what had been happening in certain scenes. That being said, the story is loveable enough to distract 84%. TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE is a claymation animated comedy about a young groom who is swept into an occult netherworld, where a dead woman tries to stop him from returning to his intended bride. Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham-Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living.
Albert Finney as Finis Everglot, Victoria's grim, toad -like, and avaricious father. Christopher Lee as Pastor Galswells, a haughty and bad-tempered priest who is hired to conduct Victor and Victoria's marriage.
Michael Gough as Elder Gutknecht, an ancient and rickety skeleton who rules benevolently over the underworld. Jane Horrocks as Black Widow, an affable black widow spider seamstress ; and Mrs.
Plum, the zombie chef working at the Ball and Socket Pub. Enn Reitel as Maggot, a sarcasticgreen maggot who lives inside Emily's head and acts as her conscience ; and the town crier.Sep 21, · The corpse bride's eye pops out occasionally, to show the talking maggot who lives inside and offers romantic advice.
The story concerns a young man and woman who meet for a marriage arranged by their parents, both families in need of money.4/4.
Thus, CORPSE BRIDE ultimately has a very strong, mixed pagan worldview that often contradicts the Christian, biblical worldview. Although very creative and frequently funny, TIM BURTON’S CORPSE BRIDE is too unsavory to recommend. TIM BURTON'S CORPSE BRIDE is a claymation animated comedy about a young groom who is swept into an occult netherworld, where a dead woman tries to stop him from returning to his intended bride.
Directed by Tim Burton in collaboration with animator Mike Johnson, Corpse Bride features a stellar voice cast, including Albert Finney, Christopher Lee, Richard E. Grant, Joanna Lumley, and Danny Elfman (who also composed the . Corpse Bride I chose to see the Corpse Bride an animated film by Tim Burton.
I picked this film because I thought it would have used an extensive soundscape. There was so much going on that I was paying so much attention to the audio that I missed a lot of the beautiful details in the animation.
ASM Critical Analysis: Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride Please respond the following questions in regards to story elements that include an exploration in terms of character, setting, structure of timing, point of view(POV), themes and issues, cause and effect, opening and closure, camera work, lighting, sound, performance, and editing.