Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Discussion with actor Chris Sarandon
Saturday, February 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. 1993. USA. Directed by Henry Selick. Story and characters and produced by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson. With the voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glen Shadix. Revolving around a manic depressive antihero, The Nightmare Before Christmas straddles the line between a grim children’s fable and a gentle horror story. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who annually masterminds the frights of the holiday for the “real world,” becomes dissatisfied with the monotony of success. Obsessed with his new discovery of Christmas and all its trappings and frills, he embarks upon the challenge of being “Sandy Claws.” 76 min.
Actor Chris Sarandon will join us for a special discussion of his work on the film as the voice of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town.
In conjunction with the exhibition Tim Burton