Verbal Diorama - Episode 186 - The Nightmare Before Christmas - Verbal Diorama

Episode 186

The Nightmare Before Christmas

What's this?! What's this?! There's colour everywhere! It's officially the final episode of Verbal Diorama of 2022, and my dreams of producing an episode on The Nightmare Before Christmas become a reality, just before Christmas!

While this may have been Tim Burton's idea, and Tim Burton's vision, the real maestros behind the scenes on The Nightmare Before Christmas were undoubtedly Henry Selick and Danny Elfman, and both would be burned by their experiences working on this movie.

But The Nightmare Before Christmas has left an indelible legacy, not just in its music and merchandise; it also shaped the future of stop-motion animation, and made it one of the greatest and glorious forms of cinematic art.

MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL! SEE YOU IN 2023 FOR MORE ANIMATION SEASON, AND MORE VERBAL DIORAMA!

I would love to hear your thoughts on The Nightmare Before Christmas !

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About the Podcast

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

Episodes are book ended by my cat Jess. She sadly passed away in March 2022, aged almost 18. She featured in many episodes of the podcast, and that's why you can hear her at the end of every episode. The role of official feline producer is now held by nine-month-old Evie.

I love podcasts and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.