April 23, 2005, 9:24 a.m. CST
I just wanted to chime in and congratulate with 20,000 pieces of articles containing what essentially IS Ain't it Cool News. Looking forward to the next 20,000....
April 23, 2005, 9:59 a.m. CST
20.000 articles is an awful lot, especially when every single one is as dense with information as those you are posting on a daily basis. and you really did step up in the course of the last 10k, didnt take you more than 4 years. that's incredible, and i didn't read more than a fourth of that. but it's always been a delight, i can't imagine a world of movies without aicn. i've seen so much cool thanks to you guys, and right now things are looking better than ever. and if this article is gonna be as good as no. 10000 i'm gonna be even happier.
April 23, 2005, 4:26 p.m. CST
by A G
That's cool I guess.
April 23, 2005, 4:28 p.m. CST
by A G
Am I the only one isn't really interested in this at all ? I mean really ?
April 23, 2005, 4:57 p.m. CST
Been there. Done that.
April 23, 2005, 5:20 p.m. CST
by Mutant X
April 23, 2005, 5:25 p.m. CST
by Mutant X
Stupid enter key. Anyway, looks interesting. I'm a long-time Burton fan, and my friends and I still watch THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS around Christmas and Halloween. Oh, and to A.G. and HypeEndsHere: honestly, I'm curious. Why, if you aren't interested, would you a) click on an article written about a film you aren't interested in, and b) take up our time and bandwidth by informing us of this? Seems kind of masturbatory.
April 23, 2005, 5:29 p.m. CST
by Mutant X
AICN might be a little bit of a joke sometimes, but it's still worth laughing at. I just wish that modern-day trolls like that Golden Showers broad were anywhere near as amusing as old-school trolls like Mercier. (To whoever mentioned Mercier on some other TalkBack: thank you for the memories! Heh.) Anyway, here's to another 20,000 stories, with minimal hackitude.
April 23, 2005, 5:32 p.m. CST
I love Nightmare Before Christmas and i'm eventually getting used to the idea of Helen Bonham Carter being in every single Burton film these days
April 23, 2005, 5:35 p.m. CST
by A G
Well I think we should be allowed to post our thoughts on the subject matter regardless if it's negative or not. I wasn't spamming or anything.
April 23, 2005, 5:38 p.m. CST
by Mutant X
Yeah, I didn't mean it as a personal attack or anything, I was genuinely curious. I guess it's just that, if I'm uninterested in a project, I don't read about it. I didn't really see the point.
April 23, 2005, 5:55 p.m. CST
including Nightmare Before X-Mas. I read the piece and came to the conclusion that there's not much of a film here. and also, i like masturbation.
April 23, 2005, 6:01 p.m. CST
Looks cool, Nightmare Before Christmas is great, and I hope this will be too. Can't wait to read your Wachmen report too!
April 23, 2005, 6:30 p.m. CST
and i know NMBC word for word (i got it on video when it first came out and watched it everyday until the video broke). this report here though, it really has me more intrested.
April 23, 2005, 6:53 p.m. CST
by buffy's spike
I can just see the merch. shit at a "hot topic" store now. Shezzz.
April 23, 2005, 6:54 p.m. CST
and i have to say sir moriaty is a very cool man. he didn't even get mad when the idiotic host wouldn't shut up
April 23, 2005, 7 p.m. CST
well done column
April 23, 2005, 7:21 p.m. CST
KICKS ASS!! Primus fucking rules and that video is insanely cool. I have the utmost faith in this guy.
April 23, 2005, 7:48 p.m. CST
by Tron 2.0
I'm willing to look past the fact that the co-director was involved with the atrocious television series, 'The PJs.' We all make mistakes.
April 23, 2005, 7:54 p.m. CST
I operate her by means of a series of pulleys and levers. We get along well, apart from the smell! But I guess I could shower more...
April 23, 2005, 7:55 p.m. CST
by Barry Egan
April 23, 2005, 8:02 p.m. CST
by A G
April 23, 2005, 8:18 p.m. CST
A beautiful woman I wed. I hadn't a clue she was dead. We got along well, apart from the smell. But she was terribly rotten in bed.
April 23, 2005, 8:55 p.m. CST
How's this?: "I recently took a new bride. The problem? She'd already died! When it came to proposing, she kept decomposing, so I dunked her in formaldehyde!
April 24, 2005, 12:23 a.m. CST
by Right Bastard
Like most (former) goths, I have a big Tim Burton/Danny Elfman fascination. When I saw the first preview for this, it didn't really get my juices flowing. From this article, it looks like they're saving the best stuff as a surprise! Wow! I can't wait to see this!!!
April 24, 2005, 2:17 a.m. CST
Tim Burton is an off and on director. Good movies included Batman and Batman Returns. Also, Big Fish and Ed Wood. Pee Wee's Big Adventure was great too. But what is up with Planet of the Apes, Beetlejuice and The World of Steamboy. I didn't see Sleepy Hollow, but then again I didn't hear great things about it.
April 24, 2005, 3:25 a.m. CST
I am starting to look forward to this movie. Teaser was nice, but not spectacular (music was a cool cue). I think Burton has made a load of cool movies (except for Planet of the Apes, which was interesting for all the wrong reasons) and I think he will have a winner with the Corpse Bride.
April 24, 2005, 2:38 p.m. CST
by Miami Mofo
Congrats Harry and Mori on this historic milestone.
April 24, 2005, 3:46 p.m. CST
That's strange, because brits living outside London prefer to refer to it as "a shithole". If you wanna see the real beauty of our country, Mori, forget London and head toward the north. I wouldn't live in London if you paid me!
April 24, 2005, 9:56 p.m. CST
by Evil Chicken
Congratulation, good people. I think I've read about 18K of 'em. Great site, great work - Thanks.
April 25, 2005, 3:41 a.m. CST
Typical Northern Monkey with a chip on his shoulder about living in the provinces. London, best city on Earth, bar none.
April 25, 2005, 4:41 a.m. CST
fucking stupid shit.
April 25, 2005, 4:49 a.m. CST
by payton 34
especially after watching the trailer a few times. I'm sure they've enhanced this stuff with computer effects.....althought I hope I'm wrong.
April 25, 2005, 4:53 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... as I said in the piece, repeatedly, this is not "enhanced with computer effects." What you're looking at is stop-motion animation, but with a level of technical craftsmanship that really hasn't been seen before. There are only a handful of shots in the entire film that use any CGI at all, and it's simply small effects, never for the characters themselves. If you think it looks too good to be stop-motion, that's an enormous compliment to the people working on the film.
April 25, 2005, 1:14 p.m. CST
by Right Bastard
How can you not like Beetlejuice? That's still a fantastic flick. Ed Wood is, I think, his best movie. Edward Scissorhands is a tearjerker. PeeWee's is one of the greatest movies of all time (though I'm still pissed that they ruined the DVD). Mars Attacks was a delightful (loose) adaptation of Dr. Strangelove. I'll agree that his modern stuff hasn't been tip top. Planet of the Apes left a lot to be desired, and Big Fish was creative, but didn't really go anywhere. Still, in my book, his track record gives him a lot more plusses than minuses.
April 25, 2005, 1:24 p.m. CST
It seems weird to take pride in no computer effects and then go ahead and do it. When I watch old Buster Keaton movies, i wonder if Buster would've digitally fixed something in the background but leave his stunts alone. I know that there was only one stunt in his career he couldn't perform himself. would he go back and put himself in instead of the stuntman?
April 25, 2005, 1:37 p.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
During the lunch with Lowry and Kozachik, we talked about the bizarre thought process that seems to exist in some of your comments and in what BarryEgan said above, a mindset that also seems to be prevalent in studio executives... the idea that only one type of special effect can be used in a film, and that type of special effect had better be CGI. Yes... it would be possible to make this film entirely in CG animation, Barry, but why do you HAVE to? Tim Burton's a life-long fan of stop-motion animation. When he imagined doing it, he imagined doing it as a stop-motion film. That's the simple answer as to why it's not in CG. Because Tim Burton didn't want to do it that way. He wanted to do it this way. And as to HypeEndsHere's nitpick of my comments, there is a full box of tools available to any filmmaker right now. Just because you choose to make a film that is 99% stop-motion, does that mean that you shouldn't try to find the best way to accomplish each element of your film? They also tested the idea of using underwater tank footage for the Bride's veil, but decided that it just wasn't the right effect. I admire artists who use everything available to them to tell their stories these days. It's an amazing time to making films, technically, and the ones who aren't brutally rigid in their way of thinking are the ones who seem to be enjoying the new digital cinema the most. If this was some sort of formal style exercise like Dogme 95, with rules like, "No CG elements at all," then (A) I could see you being upset and (B) it would be very, very silly. Relax. Enjoy it as what it is.
April 25, 2005, 1:44 p.m. CST
I was genuinely wondering where the line is drawn. How much of a movie can involve CG before it's no longer able to call itself Stop-Motion in the purest sense? granted, in this instance, you're saying 99% is really SM. But if only a handful of shots employ CGI, then I think stating 'enhanced with computer effects' is a totally appropriate way to put it.
April 25, 2005, 2:02 p.m. CST
by payton 34
I'm glad I'm wrong.
April 25, 2005, 5:39 p.m. CST
by payton 34
It's pretty clear the fucking thing is out of your hands anyway.
April 25, 2005, 8:31 p.m. CST
by buffy's spike
First, Why would they do that? Its allready been done. And Second, screw the musical I ALLREADY SAW/OWN THAT!!!!!!!! Give us something NEW!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE JOSS'S "WONDER WOMAN", it will knock all these talbackers on thier collactive ass('s).
April 26, 2005, 4:15 p.m. CST
by Zoviet Squid
Honestly, I don't think CG could have delivered the same effect as stop motion. I don't know about most of you, but when something's CG, it looks like it. The artistic choice to make this stop motion lends an aesthetic value not seen much anymore, which adds to this film's uniqueness. Conversely, stop motion will never look like CG--and therein lies its charm, the little variations and imperfections in the animation make it seem that much more 'human' to me. Add to all of that the craftsmanship, hard work, art, and dedicated labor and you have a film that nearly transgresses its medium and borders on performance art. Count me extremely excited to see this.
April 28, 2005, 7:33 p.m. CST
by The Animator
Yeah, I'll admit it, I play with dolls for a living...and get paid very well for it too! P.S. It was action man, not barbie.
April 29, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST
the short that was played in the cinemas before nightmare before christmas,was it called vincent? anyone know where i can get hold of it,please.to the animator,who cares if you're gay,as long as you have a BIG WAD!
May 9, 2005, 1:36 a.m. CST
The short film "Vincent" is a part of the special features on the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD, along with the highly underated "Frankenweenie."
May 12, 2005, 12:44 p.m. CST
the burton short Vincent is in the special features on the Nightmare Special edition DVD there is also loads of other interesting stuff worth getting
May 12, 2005, 1:09 p.m. CST
Like many other things in this world the war between talents is never ending. What should be happening is accepting that any specialised field like stop motion animating or CGI are equally important & qualified in their own rights. The difference is down to the level of skill each individual may have. This is something incomparable to any other field, as the skills involved are generally very different. It is also important to create a film, in this case, as a whole finished package. Yes aesthetics play a huge part, this is what give
May 30, 2006, 11:30 p.m. CST
I'm LAST, muthahs! Never gonna beat me! Unless, of course, someone posts after this. Then they will be last.
Jan. 24, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST
I get really bored at work an post here
April 29, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST
It's like I'm tracking Keyser Soze. Or the Mothman.<p>The Truth is Out There.
Feb. 16, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST
I made $20,000 last year. You don't see me braggin'!<p>Deep pockets, yo.
March 29, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST
June 23, 2010, 10:06 a.m. CST
by just pillow talk
July 20, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST
Literally. I got paid in giant, yellow letter "K"s. About 70 of them.
Nov. 8, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST
Yuk yuk yuk. Just kidding. Orcus kids