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Corpse Bride: Guest Post by Compelled by Words

Oct 3, 2012

I'm so thrilled to have the Mandee  from Compelled by Words  hanging out with us today!
Check out this fabulous guest post!

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly suggest you go watch it before I get started. Go ahead, I’ll

I’m really excited to talk about Corpse Bride today. If you’ve ever been to my blog you might have
already caught on that I absolutely adore this movie. And not just because it’s a Tim Burton flick,
although that does have something to do with it. But because it’s an amazing movie and encompasses
everything I could ever want in a great Tim Burton film. Is it the same for you? I thought so. He has that
effect on people.
Now I’m not going to get into the logistics of the movie because hopefully you watched it like I told you
to so you know exactly what I’m talking about… right? Good. But I will do a quick rundown to refresh
your memory in case it’s been a while. Corpse Bride is your classic case of boy meets girl. Boy meets
girl in arranged marriage setting, boy actually falls for girl but he’s not quite ready to marry, boy runs
off into the forest to practice his vows and ends up accidentally saying his vows to a dead bride and
promising himself to her instead. You get the picture.

Emily (the Corpse Bride – voiced by the lovely Helena Bonham Carter) is pretty much my alter ego. She’s
hot, she’s dead and she’s lonely. Okay, so maybe I’m not lonely with two minions running around the
house but still. I feel like this movie was written specifically for me. Like Tim Burton dug inside my brain
and put me on the big screen in my true form. Creepy? Maybe. I’m so obsessed with this movie that it’s
going to be my wedding theme. I’m buying the dress she died in and forcing my wedding guests to wear
costumes against their will. You’re totally invited if you want to join. It should prove to be an interesting
This movie is my version of Romeo and Juliet, with Victoria being Rosaline. Victor is heartbroken over
losing her but he adapts to his new life and volunteers to die to begin anew with Emily. If that isn’t love
I don’t know what is. I mean come on, what man would do that these days? But alas, my girl Emily pays
the ultimate price and sacrifices her happiness for that of Victor’s, allowing him and Victoria to finally be
together. Only then is she released from the grip that her untimely death had on her. Only then can she
be free.

I don’t know if anyone else was touched by this movie the way I was. I do know that everyone can relate
to the moral of today’s story which is that we should love completely and take advantage of every
opportunity we get to spend with our loved ones. Life can be taken so suddenly and unexpectedly.
We’ve all had people taken from us too soon. To me, October is about celebrating the dead. Who they
were, what they accomplished and why they were loved. It’s not just about scary masks and sugar
rushes. It’s about life, death and everything in between.

If you enjoyed this post, please visit Mandee's incredible blog,
Compelled by Words
for more of the same.

Thank you Mandee!

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  1. My favorite part of Halloween is definately watching all of the kids as the use their imaginations to come up with costumes. Its fun to see them all running around laughing and playing :)

    thanks for the awesome contest :)

    1. I agree. The kids get such a kick out of it and it's so great seeing them so happy!

  2. I have not seen this movie yet but i always thought it looked so cute!

    I am not a halloween person, sorry to say. We don't really "celebrate" halloween. But what I do like around this season is all the spooky-ness going on! I love scary movies, scary TV (just started watching 666 Park Ave - love!) and love reading thrillers!

    Great giveaway! Thanks.

    1. I haven't heard of 666 Park Ave I'll have to look into that! And yes this is a very cute movie. It's one of his best for sure!

  3. Thanks for having me doll! I'll pop a visit in any time you like. :D

  4. Love Tim absolute fav of his though is "the Nightmare before Christmas" I have 3 kids so we get into halloween, decorations, costumes etc We have a great time with it :)

    1. I'm actually reviewing NBC on my blog on the 7th so you'll have to stop by for that one! It's definitely a must watch on numerous occasions during October. We've already watched it twice and it's only the 5th lol.

  5. Seriously, your wedding?! Not the makeup though, right?

    1. Actually I'm not sure what I'm doing makeup wise. My future sister in law is a hair/makeup designer so I'll probably let her do whatever she thinks will look best. We're not a traditional couple. We're doing a close friends/family only Halloween celebration in Vegas in costume. Everyone is on the same page and we just want to have fun with it. I'll post photos when the day comes! :)

  6. I love seeing the little ones all dressed up. This was a great post and wow what an awesome giveaway!

  7. I like seeing the different costumes.


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