The Art Movement That Influenced The Nightmare Before Christmas

In this video essay, CinemaStix analyzes how the visual style of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was made to twist reality to construct a mood and to tell a story so distinct and identifiable, and how German Expressionism inspired filmmaker Tim Burton’s conception and The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick’s vision of the HalloweenTown setting from the film.


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Influences


Technique Analysis: Visual Storytelling


Tim Burton: Style & Technique


Animation


Family


Fantasy


Henry Selick