Sunday, August 2, 2009
In a lengthy and quite interesting Amazon.com blog post, director Henry Selick goes into detail about the process of bringing Neil Gaiman's book Coraline to the screen. He offers up a lot of info I'd never heard before - apparently the film was very nearly live-action, and at another point it was nearly CGI, and at yet another point they actually considered doing the "real" world with CGI and the world of the "other mother" with puppets, and shot tests to see how it would look. Selick was ultimately very glad that they opted for stop-motion throughout. (Or, as he puts it, "Phewwwww!")
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