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The Nightmare Before Christmas; Halloween Or Christmas?

The Nightmare Before Christmas; Halloween Or Christmas?

Film & TV
Halloween tomorrow - so is it time to watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ or not? This dilemma has been long debated – over 20 years - with people baring teeth and taking sides, turning the question into a full on battle- Halloween vs Christmas. Words: Tiasha Simon, Subeditor: Yasmin Harding The cinematic controversy spurs twice a year, with fans of Tim Burton's 1993 stop motion animated musical arguing over the most appropriate time to watch the movie, as it features conventions of both holidays. There are Halloween costumes surrounding it, yet there are also Christmas decorations. So where does it stand? Let's review the evidence: Firstly, the title- The Nightmare before Christmas The word 'Christmas' is directly in the title, while Halloween makes no appearance. Therefo
Wes Anderson to take on Horror

Wes Anderson to take on Horror

Film & TV
Wes Anderson taking on Horror? Bizarre, and quite the step away from his carefully crafted, quirky and picturesque movies. Imagine The Grand Budapest Hotel intertwined with horror…creepy. Words: Yasmin Harding, Subeditor: Jason John In conversation with novelist Donna Tartt at the Rome Film Festival, Anderson spoke about his plans to branch out towards the horror genre, and how it intrigues him.   “I have thought of doing a horror movie, and I have thought of doing a Christmas movie. Horror is an area where if a filmmaker really wants to use all the tricks, the techniques to affect your emotions…. "With the kind of movies I do, you’re supposed to say is this part supposed to be funny, or is this part supposed to be sad? Well, you say, I don’t know. I’m not sure. This is the w
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