Saturday, January 24, 2009

Does anyone have change for a button

I saw a trailer for Coraline at the cinema last night, and I think this could be one I'm excited for. Just on paper, its already got two big checks in the must see column - from the director of Nightmare Before Christmas and written by Neil Gaiman.  American Gods is one of my favorite books, and Good Omens not only made me laugh out loud on the bus, but it's got one of my all time favorite exchanges in it:
Aziraphale:  I'd just like to say, if we don't get out of this, that ... I'll have known, deep down inside, that there was a spark of goodness in you.

Crowley:  Just remember I'll have known that, deep down inside, you were just enough of a bastard to be worth liking.


io9 also has a nice little behind the scenes vid featuring Gaiman - apparently, my overlords on the homeworld find him a little creepy. 

Coraline: Coraline's Neil Gaiman Scares The Crap Out Of Me

On the big screen, the movie looks absolutely gorgeous. And the 3-D element is actually quite good, and should heighten the sense of otherworldliness. It's also not as headache inducing as I feared it might be. How do I know this? I'll have more to say about that in another post.

Also, that little door she finds?   I've got something that looks almost exactly like it in my closet.  All the flats in my building do.  I won't lie to you - I'm a little freaked out right now ...

1 comment:

Apocalypstick said...

Whit, are you aware that Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs has a whole line of perfumes based on Neil Gaiman's stories? Updated often, too: