Tim Burton's gorgeous nightmares.
Tim Burton's gorgeous nightmares.
Running thoughts on movies and their makings.
Sept. 16 2005 2:43 PM

Death Becomes Him

Tim Burton's gorgeous nightmares, plus penguin love.

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These people really are deluded, aren't they? They'll twist anything to suit their ends and then count on an audience that doesn't think critically—an audience that I should think is far easier to manipulate than penguins... 11:42 p.m. PT

Update: Please, folks… No more e-mails accusing me of being "anti-Christian." As it happpens, some of the right-wing moralists in question are Jewish. The issue isn't their faith but their agenda, their disingenuousness, and the blind credulousness of their audience.


Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the Corpse Bride died of heartbreak. She was, in fact, murdered. Also: Numerous readers have written to point out the story is based on an old Jewish folk tale. Noted.

David Edelstein is the chief film critic for New York magazine and a film critic for NPR’s Fresh Air.

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