Imagine an alternate universe where Tim Burton made animations like this instead of those embarrassing Alice In Wonderland films. Sad to think about really. I mean there is Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie, but those are really just shadows of this early work. Vincent is a cute tribute to a great actor, and a fitting send off as it was one of Price's last works. The love for the aesthetic can be felt unlike these days.
It's great that Price was game to do this little film. For me w/ Burton the earlier the film, the more earnest. The eccentricities here could distract you from the fact that it's a keenly felt portrait of childhood alienation and having been a bullied kid with mental health problems I can relate to the self-mythologising in the face of indifference to the fact that you feel terrible and alone. Angsty Edward Gorey!
Meraviglioso. Per godere appieno della macabra magia che l'immaginazione di Tim Burton ha saputo evocare, è assolutamente imperativo vederlo in inglese. In lingua originale la breve storia di Vincent è narrata dalla robusta voce di Vincent Price, che accompagna lo spettatore attraverso i versi di questa triste ed affascinante poesia. Molto bella anche l'animazione di chiaro stampo burtoniano.
`His voice was soft and very slow,As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe: “and my soul from out that shadow,that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted - Nevermore!` gothic,dark atmosphere,Edgar Allan Poe poetry elements,and obviously influence,as always,beautifully weird characters. Mixture of Burtons vast,genius imagination,I think in a way - autobiographical,true masterpiece in only 6 minutes.