Corpse Bride

Corrected entry: Victor's parents are rich merchants who want him to marry the daughter of a poor aristocrat family. While it was common in this era (the film's setting is vague, but obviously somewhere in Europe from 800-1800) for rich peasants to marry into the poor nobility, it was always a noble man who married a bourgeoisie woman. Noble titles transferred through the male line only. Victor's family would gain no societal standing or aristocratic title by marrying their son to a noble woman, because noble women didn't come with titles, only noble men.

Correction: There may actually be other reasons for them to marry Victor into the noble family. For one thing, it would give the fish merchants some social contacts in the upper classes, even if they did not have a title or aristocratic blood. In addition, it may be that the Everglots were the only family in the area that belonged to the upper class. The Van Dorts, of course, want their son to marry as good as he can. If Victoria is the only girl around who is "good enough", then so be it.


Corrected entry: In the scene when Bonejangles sings "Remains of the Day", Just before Victor picks up the blue-coated dwarf with the sword through his chest, The maggot pops Emily's eye out. She says "Maggots" then laughs, without the eye in her head. In the next shot, where Victor goes to the dwarf, the eye is back in its right spot. She wouldn't have had enough time to go searching for it and put it back in that one shot.

Correction: We don't see where her eye goes after it pops out. It could have fallen into her hand, so she wouldn't have to go hunt for it in order to pop it back in place.

Corrected entry: No one from the living remember Emily although she was a beauty "known for miles around" and died only "some years ago" according to Barkis.

Correction: Lord Barkis said that his fiancé died "some years ago" - that could mean 20 or more years (assuming that Barkis was in his teens or early 20s when he was previously in the area). Also, there's no guarantee that Emily came from the town where Victor and Victoria live - there could be another town close by. Everyone who knew Emily could have died by the time of the movie and those that are alive from the time that Emily was alive could simply have forgotten about a girl who died a long time ago.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Lord & Lady Everglot enters Victoria's room to tell her that she will marry Lord Barkis the next day, it is very light outside. However, after this scene, we see Victor's parents in their carriage trying to find Victor and his mother mentions that it is almost dawn. I would have assumed that their deadline was the following dawn. In that case, why didn't the windows show that it was dark outside?


Correction: In a number of other scenes at night, the moon is extremely bright. After viewing this on the DVD, I have decided that the brightness seen in the windows of Victoria's room is supposed to be caused by the very bright full moon. It doesn't seem to be done very well but it explains how it fits in the time sequence.


Corrected entry: During the wedding rehearsal, Victor can never get his candle to light. Yet, after an angle change, it is his that is lit and Victoria's is out; she lights hers from his flame.

Correction: If you look closely at that scene, Victoria's candle is the one that is lit. She leans over to light Victor's candle just before they do the run-through again.


Corrected entry: Several times, throughout the movie, Emily's 'bone' arm switches from her left to her right.

Correction: I have watched this film twice, and Emily's "bone" arm is always her left arm. It never switches.

mandy gasson

Corrected entry: At Victor's and Victoria's wedding rehersal victor drops the ring,it slips under Victoria's mothers dress,as Victor gets it out he leaves the candle. In a result setting Victoria's mother on fire well as Victoria's dad says "get out of the way you ninny!" look carefully at the candle its fire has "transported" to Victoria's mothers dress leaving the candle burnt out. Wouldn't the candle still be alight?

Correction: Probably not. A single flame burning on a wick is fairly easy to, even accidentally, extinguish. Whereas the relatively larger fire feeding off of her clothing would be much more resilient.

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Corrected entry: In the woods when Victor has said his vows and put the ring on the "twig", it is on the first "finger". Then when it is revealed to be the Corpse Bride's hand, it is on her ring finger.

Correction: When the skeleton hand grabs Victor, it had been transformed from the stick-like hand into a bony skeletal hand. Whatever "magic" made that happen could also have caused the ring to move from the index finger onto the ring finger (to show that she was married).


Corrected entry: At various points throughout this movie, the gash in the side of Emily (displaying her ribs) changes side.

Correction: I went through the DVD a couple of times looking carefully at every scene that Emily appears in. The gash in her side is always on her right during the movie. The only time on the DVD that the gash is on her left side is in the title sequences for the special features (which show how Victor and Emily appear on the official movie poster - which is opposite of how they appear in the movie).


Corrected entry: When Victoria tries to force her way through her door with the poker, it leaves a gash in the door about the door knob. When her parents enter to inform her that she will be marrying Lord Barkis, no gash can be seen on the door. When the parents slam the door when they leave, the gash is back.


Correction: The DVD shows that the gash is on the door when Victoria's parents enter her room so this error is not valid.


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Continuity mistake: In the fight between Barkis and Victor in the church, Victor slashes at Barkis with the fork and leaves 3 very noticable tears in Barkis' jacket. These tears aren't seen in any of the subsequent shots. (01:09:15)


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Trivia: The piano Victor plays at Victoria's house is labeled "Harryhausen." Ray Harryhausen was a famous special effects creator.

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Question: In one of the extras, Tim Burton says that he got the idea for Corpse Bride from a story. He said just that it was just a few paragraphs, but what is the story that he is talking about?

Answer: It's a 19th century Russian Jewish folk-tale - the story starts quite similarly, with the lead character saying his vows while putting the ring on what he believes to be a stick. The tale generally finishes with the rabbis annulling the marriage and the living bride vowing to honour the memory of the corpse bride throughout her marriage - which ties into the Jewish tradition of honouring the dead through the lives of the living.

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