Coraline may be gaimans most disciplined and fully controlled novel to date, and it may even end up as something of a classic. He is only in the film adaptation, with the reason being that the viewer wouldnt have a girl walking around, occasionally talking to herself. The other mother is tall and has long fingers from the start. Between coralines friend, reaction to the other mother and her personality, there are a lot of differences between neil gaimans book and the movie. Coraline is a dark fantasy childrens novella by british author neil gaiman, published in 2002.
One day, little caroline, when they are all ready, everyone in the whole world will see the wonders of my mouse circus. Oct 30, 2017 both the book and the movie are excellent renditions of coraline. Coraline is a book about a girl facing her greatest fear. Coraline chapter one of thirteen read neil gaiman sub. Coraline book vs movie analysis the fangirl youtube. If i had to point out any kind of change, it would be that she is a bit more selfish and whiney in the movie, which isnt necessarily a bad thing. Since coraline is a creepy movie passed off to be for kids, but more likely created for adults, its one of the most interesting animated films out there. The hidden meaning of the movie coraline vigilant citizen. Coraline was the first animated movie released by focus.
This comes out in the book in a brilliant vignette where her father saves her from a swarm of wasps by telling coraline to run while he stands still to attract the wasps and take their stings. The director created her friend, wilbourne,so she wouldnt talk to herself. I really loved the original coraline ill admit that i saw the movie before i read the book, but the movie prompted me to buy and read it, and i guess over the years i have read coraline so many times its got to be in the double digits by now. Gaimans twisted ingenious mind has even frightened adult readers. Hi all, its been a long time since ive done a book vs. Grownups like me should definitely take lessons from her. While the film appears to be aimed at young people, coraline s imagery tells a hidden story. In the book coraline is a bit more formal and polite, but that might be because the book takes place in england, and the movie has her talking like any other girl from michigan would. There are close to no differences between coraline in the book and coraline in the movie. She finds a bricked up passage in the wall, but during the night it opens up. Coraline will fight back, no matter how bad things turn out to be. Feb 06, 2009 and so, like many a childrens book heroine before her, coraline sets out to explore her curious surroundings, interweaving the odd details of everyday reality with the bright threads of.
Neil gaimans smashhit coraline has all the elements of a great story. If your looking for something with spooky set to 11, coraline is the story for you. Coraline was transformed into a movie to show more in detail of the character appearance and actions. Of course, any interesting film has plenty of interesting facts that come along with it. If you were making a movie version of coraline with real people, not animation, who would you cast. Coraline is a horrific childrens book that was produced into a movie in 2009. A visual feast for the eyes, the movie coraline takes the tale to a whole other level. Book vs movie coraline from book vs movie podcast on. Coraline moves to a new home where she feels bored and alone. Plot appearance movie an excerpt from the main article. She discovers a world that seems to be an alternate version of her life with only one slight difference everything is better.
Coraline a visual companion is a breath takingly beautiful book dicussing how the classic book by neil gaiman and its movie and stage play adaptation were made. Produced by laika as its first feature film, coraline stars the voices of dakota fanning, teri hatcher, jennifer saunders, dawn french, keith david, john hodgman, robert bailey jr. I started to write a story about a girl named coraline. Coraline and her parents are normal folks, not nasty, smartmouthed or obnoxious coraline is not unhappy with her life or parents, she is just a normal kid who is bored at the end of the summer.
Differences between coraline movie and movie 1268 words. Coraline discovers a dark world crawling with rats, spiders, strange creatures, and others spookiness but through her creepy adventures she also discovers her own inner bravery. Coraline struggles with the hand and wybie comes to save the day. As with all adaptations, the stop motion film varies slightly from the story in this book, however, i still found myself thoroughly engaged in coraline jones adventure. Coraline does not consider other mothers world pleasant at all.
He told coraline that he was training a mouse circus. To answer questions about coraline, please sign up. From the authors mouth interview with neil gaiman about coraline. A look at the coraline novella versus the film and how they relate to some previous coraline ideas out there on the internet. Similarities between movies and books 775 words cram. Well look at the hidden meaning of the movie coraline. Coraline questions and answers discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on coraline. In a theatrical, acrobatic performance, miss spinks obese torso is shown in a midriff and cleavagerevealing mermaid costume. A look at the coraline novella versus the film and how they relate to some previous. Not too much in the form of how the story is presented yet its overall the same. Written by neil gaiman, the book was published in 2003 as juvenile fiction. There are lots of kids movie rated pg for things like crude humor but this it is a scary film about a little girl who discovers a secret door leading into a parallel world of a kidnapperkiller who wants to sew buttons into coraline s eyes. After moving to a new home, coraline acquaints herself with her eccentric neighbors and explores her surroundings. Coraline is a 2002 fantasyhorror novella by british author neil gaiman.
It was released on february 24, 2002 by bloomsbury in the uk and harper collins in the us, and won the bram stoker award for best work for young readers that year. Feb 02, 2009 coraline jones voiced by dakota fanning is an 11yearold newly moved into the pink palace with her busy parents teri hatcher and john hodgman. Down angle on on coraline as she backs into a circle of toadstools in front of a stump. Oct 22, 2019 based on neil gaimans novel of the same name, coraline is terrifyingly fascinating a fantasy childrens movie but with enough easter eggs to keep you coming back for reruns. May 30, 2019 coraline by neil gaiman is a weird and delightfully scary fairy taleghost story.
Left to explore the new surroundings by herself, she discovers something both terrific and horrifying. Basically, she has enough sense to know something is up. Coraline books when coraline first met him in the book, she couldnt tell whether he was a boy or a girl, but he soon clarifies his gender. While the film appears to be aimed at young people, coralines imagery tells a hidden story. I compared and contrasted the book to the movie of coraline. The photographary is really amazing in this book crisp, sharp, colorful, and fill of life, i dont know why so many people believe they are done really poorly. Coraline is a creepy, brilliant, melancholy book about a girl who recently moved into a partitioned house.
In the flat above coraline s, under the roof, was a crazy old man with a big moustache. The programming of a mind control slave at the hands of a sadistic handler. Coraline is a childrens book, so it gets right to the plot. Bookcoraline is much more astute than moviecoraline, who desperately wants something new and exciting to happen in her life. She discovers a door that opens on to a brick wall until it doesnt and behind the wall is a different version of her life. Alas, coraline demands three paragraphs devoted to sexual material and nearnudity. I cant list every difference yet i can recommend this video. This, he explains was not bravery it was a situation where he had. In the movie the door to the other world is a normal sized door.
For starters, the book was released in 2002 and the movie was aired in 2009. Jan 14, 2014 coraline is a popular stopmotion movie released in 2009. In the book, the name of the man upstairs who claims to train mice is never named until the end, when coraline learns from spink and forcible that its mr. There are a few changes to the book to bring it up to film length and make it work as a movie, but they were done with the writers blessing. Coraline assumes he is crazy and mel jones believes that hes a. Gaimans gruesome yet kidfriendly tale of a girl who discovers a parallel world in a secret room of her house has delighted and terrified readers for years, and so has the movie. The day after they moved in, coraline went exploring. The very cool and creepy trailer for coraline the movie. New angle as we move beside coraline through the old apple trees, where she nearly trips on the tongue of a harvest cart. It was for my daughter, holly, who was five years old.
Here are the 15 things you never knew about coraline. The tagline reads, from the director of the nightmare. Sep 24, 2018 i wont spoil the rest, but suffice it to say that coraline is a brilliantly creepy tale for both children and adults although, according to gaiman. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. What is the difference between the book and movie of. Aug 20, 2018 keep in mind that this article is about coraline the 2009 movie, not coraline the book. This video doesnt list every single difference, so i just listed major differences. Coraline filmography this section requires expanding with knowledge derived from the movie. I also didnt realize that a graphic novel adaptation of coraline existed. Coraline races down past an old tractor and into an orchard. So what does the other world tell us about coraline and what she wishes for. It was awarded the 2003 hugo award for best novella, the 2003 nebula award for best novella, and the 2002 bram stoker award for best work for young readers.
Shes got this whole world where everythings better. Movies and books carry plenty of similarities, not only they narrate the same story, but they also make a connection with the characters and the person viewing the material. Nov 05, 2012 coraline chapter one of thirteen read neil gaiman sub es. Aug 04, 2002 coraline is a short but delightfully dark and creepy book that just happens to feature one of my absolute favorite characters. Coraline filmography wybie lovat plays a large role in the film adaptation such as. What books do you think coraline would enjoy reading, especially after her crazy adventure.
Coraline jones is a young english girl who moves to an old house that is filled with interesting characters such as miss spink, miss forcible and mr. Both the book and film adaptations of neil gaimans coraline are certainly worthy of the praise and fandom theyve received since theyve hit their respected shelves. Long the book and movie were created around the same time. Coraline by neil gaiman, dave mckean, paperback barnes. With coraline being quite a short book, i wondered if this. Two of the book s most memorable scenes were missing or changed due to their intensity. I never read the book for the specific reason that its very existence pissed me off. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall. The hidden meaning of the movie coraline the vigilant. The novel takes its name from the storys young, female protagonist. The bedlam hand chases coraline until she tricks it into attacking her while over a trap.
I wanted it to have a girl as a heroine, and i wanted it to be refreshingly creepy. While both the laika film version of neil gaimans coraline and its original novel format differ widely, both are. Both have the ability to trespass their barriers and make the spectators andor readers feel a immense range of emotions. But sometimes a movie comes along that expands and develops a story. Movie coraline is sort of a brat, but it makes her development much more rewarding at the end of the film. Coraline is the first childrens novella by british fantasy writer neil gaiman.
I definitely recommend reading the book if you are a fan of the movie. Book in the book, coraline writes a story on her fathers computer. In the book coraline takes place in england, in the movie however it takes place in ashland, oregon. Naturally, given its appeal to children and adults as well as its handsomely creepy narrative, somebody was going to make a movie. He is regularly insulted by coraline because of their first encounter when wybie startled and knocked coraline down when she was exploring, trying to find an old well. When coraline realizes this and wants to go home, the other mom turns into a big, scary, skeleton. Coraline was inspired by a folktale thats even creepier. The other mother created a world that she thought coraline would want. Our story starts out when a young lady named coraline jones moves into an apartment in an old house with her parents. There is a doll almost identical to coraline which wybie finds and gives to coraline. This is what the book has that i loved and thought worked better than in the movie and makes for a better story overall.
I call it delightfully scary because while it grips the readers attention with creepy happenings that may cause a case of the shivers, it is not the kind of scary book that leads to nightmares of the it could happen to me kind. Behind the scenes a fun look behind the scenes as the musical version of coraline opens on the west coast. Neil gaiman is one of the only authors whose books really live independently on screen and in paper. Wybie lovat plays a large role in the film adaptation such as. There she meets her other mother and her other father, who bear an uncanny resemblance to her real parents yet dote on her much more than they would. The fantasy world where coraline walks into, is appealing and appaling at the same time and did i mention how stupendously brave coraline is. Asked in horror, horror and suspense movies, stephen king. Coraline has a dream where she has a picnic with the ghost children. Coraline is a popular stopmotion movie released in 2009. Coraline is a bored, lonely little girl whose family just moved with her to the middle of nowhere. A note from neil gaiman about coraline more then ten years ago i started to write a childrens book. Sergei alexander bobinsky is coraline s russian neighbor who lives in the upstairs apartment of the the pink palace apartments.
Her neighbors include two elderly retired actresses and a strange man who lives upstairs and trains mice for a circus act. Sep 19, 2018 the movie was a mostly faithful adaptation of the source, but some of its scenes werent cut for time or constraints they were just too scary. Is it wrong that i want to be coraline s best friend because, she said, when youre scared but you still do it anyway, thats brave. A girl cornered in a parallel world, in henry selicks. This is a movie targeting children, so i should be able to write none. In fact, he originally sent to his editor in 1991 who deemed the theme too scary for kids. Wyborn lovat, otherwise known as wybie, is the geeky and anxious eleven year old grandson of the owner of the pink palace apartments. The first involved coraline calling the police to report her parents disappearance, enforcing her solitude. Moviecoraline is quick to embrace the new world that the other mother has created for her, finding it much more vibrant and fun than her own dull life, but bookcoraline is suspicious right away. What are some differences between the movie coraline and the book. Book vs movie coraline neil gaimans classic novella vs the henry selick film what would you do if your mother and father all of a sudden became entirely different and scary people.362 717 109 958 22 802 425 312 285 430 451 1451 1331 1210 251 392 146 380 1098 450 1335 438 130 796 690 219 320 1477 358 498 453 486 295 905 1137 72 1164 578 98 61 454