Print vs. Film: Coraline


Sorry about the gigantic delay in updating! The charger for my laptop gave out on me, on top of some work and family complications I’ve been having. I swear they will get more frequent now! I’m probably lying about that last part.

Coraline (Neil Gaiman) vs. Coraline (2009)
[Sorry, no fancy hack-display card thing this time!]

I remember back in 2009 when Coraline was released. It looked good but I never made seeing it a priority. I was also a little annoyed by its release mainly because people heard the words “From the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas and assumed that meant it was a Tim Burton film even though Burton’s name was NEVER mentioned. Now before you jump on me for being nitpicky, I’ll tell you why that’s not the case. I didn’t mind people mistaking it for a Tim Burton movie. Not at first. But when everybody you know makes it a point to mention the movie to you, referring to it as “Tim Burton’s new movie”, you kind of want to punch people in the face and tell them “WHERE did they say it was a Tim Burton film?!”, “You mean the new Henry Selick film?” or “Burton did pretty much everything in Nightmare EXCEPT direct, get it right!” Though you didn’t come here for me to rage about people and their constant need to annoy me. You came to find out if you should read Neil Gaiman’s  Coraline, or simply pop Henry Selick’s Coraline (2009) in the DVD player.

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