Thursday, 15 November 2007

Sweeeet...



Thanks to Gerard for the heads up.

5 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

Why do Burton movies always seem to come out on or near christmas?

maybe you have some insight into that and/or you can just ask him?

Mark Salisbury said...

Well, POTA and Charlie were both summer releases; Big Fish was Thanksgiving; Corpse Bride and Nightmare came out at Halloween.

I think his films do have a Xmas spirit: the snow in Edward Scissorhands; Jack's Christmas dream in Nightmare, et al.

I don't know how he feels about the holiday. I shall ask him the next time I see him.

Gerard said...

I'm just passing on information I've received thanks to the hard work of others over at the Sweeney IMDb boards!

And I remember reading (maybe even in Burton on Burton?) Burton refer to having "exorcised his holiday demons" after Scissorhands, Batman Returns and Nightmare Before Christmas, all of which are obviously set around Christmas time...

Gina said...

Journalists tend to misquote. Is the following true?: "Burton said that the actors actually sang on set, by the way, because lip-synching would not have worked." If it is, then Depp better get that nomination! If he doesn't, we most certainly have every reason to be upset; forget that - if the film doesn't get nominated at all!

Sure, they sang live in Across the Universe, but the story was very much lacking.

Mark Salisbury said...

Not sure where that quote comes from because, as with most musicals, all the songs were recorded in advance and then the actors lipsynched to the playback on set. There was one exception to that —which you'll read about in the Sweeney book..