We just got back from seeing Coraline 3-D. I loved the book, and I was really looking forward to the movie. It did not disappoint. First off, the film is visually gorgeous. The 3-D element is well integrated, not gimmicky, but used to make the film come alive and give the scenes texture and depth.
Since we went to an early showing, there were quite a few kids in the audience. I was curious to see how it would play to them, being a “non-traditional” kids movie, in terms of subject matter and pacing (note, I think this is a good thing.) There was no evidence of restlessness or fidgeting, and as we came out of the theater , I heard one little boy asking his father if they could buy the movie as soon as it came out on dvd. I’d say that’s a good sign.
*Let’s see if he’s paying attention.
For a rabidly obsessed fan, it’s been a shockingly long time since I posted about the Marvelous Mr. Gaiman (add a Fantabulous Shop/Circus/Cavern of Wonders and you have a great children’s book title. To be fair, I suspect he actually does have a fantabulous shop/circus/cavern of some sort already, probably full of trained raccoons and lap-pandas, but I digress).Â To make up for being so remiss, I give you the all Neil all the time post.
The Graveyard Book won the Newbery Medal and the Marvelous Mr. Gaiman confirmed that said book will be made into a movie. I’m already looking forward to it.
And speaking of movies, check out this delightfully creepy trailer-type-thing for Coraline. Neil Gaiman Talks About Buttons
Isn’t his library gorgeous?