Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film, the Art, the Vision

Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film, the Art, the Vision

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ISBN-13: 9780786853786
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/01/2002
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Frank Thompson has written for American Film magazine, Film Comment, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He is the author of Alamo Movies, William A. Wellman, and Between Action and Cut: Five American Directors.

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Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas: The Film, The Art, The Vision 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Minus More than 1 year ago
First I must say this book is a MUST for any Nightmare before Christmas/Tim Burton/Stop Motion animation fan.


Frank Thompson has included every element of the movie into this book. From the original artwork to song lyrics to the making of, absolutely nothing is left out.


The book is simply broken down into three parts;


The Film: This section includes all original lyrics from the score and character guides for all major characters.


The Art:Burton's original poem is included in this section in an almost annotated fashion, which any Nightmare fan would appreciate. Along side of the poem on each page are original drawings, some of which are rough and crude, but are the original masterpieces from the genius of Tim Burton.
After Burton's original poem this section is completely dedicated to the making of the film. You are taken from step one of writing the songs and the script all the way to post production and the finished product.


The Vision: Here you get a look at the unique visions of Tim Burton, The director Henry Selick, The composer Danny Elfman, The screenwriter Caroline Thompson and the producers Kathleen Gavi and Denise Di Novi along with the film credits and acknowledgments.


Frank Thompson did an amazing job on this book and takes you on a wonderful journey through the world of the Nightmare before Christmas.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is so good. i loved it so much! and what makes it even better is the movie. they are two works of art. its like the 8th world wonder about how good they are! haha.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best movie and the best book! Tim Burton is just a genuis when it comes to makeing a movie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
2 words`best book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have watched the movie zillions of times but it never turned out to be better or even equal to the book. If you love the movie then you'll definently love the book. :-D