This is a response paper to the Andrew Sarris essay “Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962” from the book “Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings” by Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.
Burton’s early career was filled with luck and opportunities, but not necessarily inspiring and fulfilling ones for him. For his years of struggle as a young artist, what kept him in the industry were his distinct talent and the originality of his works.
Behind its eerie theme, “Corpse Bride” is fun, genial, expressive, and charming. This semi-musical stop-motion animation celluloid baby is set at death’s door and salutes the liberating power of true love and sacrifice.