Corpse Bride
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Trivia: A popular film poster shows Emily and Victor reaching their hands toward one another. Emily's bony hand is on her right and Victor's suit and vest are backwards (note its buttons). Some say it was for legal reasons - Johnny Depp's name was supposed to appear on the poster first because of a contract, and they wanted the characters underneath the corresponding star names, hence the issue. Others say it was simply because the picture looked better with the bride on the right side.

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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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Trivia: In Elder Gutknecht's book there is a picture of a skeleton version of Leonardo Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" (a man with arms and legs outstretched over a man with arms and legs against his body).

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Trivia: The film was done entirely in stop-motion animation, and usually about 6 seconds were filmed in a day. Multiple stages were used, however, so they could be filming several different scenes at a time - at one point 32 different stages were active at once.

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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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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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