Coraline (2009)

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Coraline (2009)
  • Time: 100 min
  • Genre: Animation | Fantasy | Thriller
  • Director: Henry Selick
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Dawn French

Storyline:

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her.

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  • Coraline is a film released in 2009 and directed by Henry Selick, who is famous for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993). Coraline uses an animation technique called stop motion (stop frame), where it manipulates photographic subjects such as clay dolls or stuffed animals by moving them one frame at a time, so that it appears as if they move by themselves. The expressions of characters are rich like a human being.

    The story starts off with an old house where Coraline moves in with her parents. Coraline finds no interest in the house, has no friends, and feels neglected by her parents. While she is looking around the house, she finds a small door blocked by a brick. However, only during her sleep, she goes through the door into another world, where another nice mother and father look after her. The “other” parents look the same as her real parents and they are way too nice for Caroline, except that they have button eyes. When she realizes what the other mother wants, she tries to escape from other mother’s desire in the evil world and fights with the other mother in order to get her back to the reality.

    Overall, the visuals of the film were imaginative and fascinating, but the story was still one you can predict.

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