Coraline (2009) is a stop motion dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick.It is based on the novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman which has been compared to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."He was kneeling on me saying, ' Trust me,' holding the knife to my stomach…. " screamed John."Don't say that," begged Mark.
Set in a 19th century European village, this stop-motion, animated feature follows the story of Victor, a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride, while his real bride, Victoria, waits bereft in the land of the living.
Playfully plays on social issues such as gender roles, arranged marriage, family expectation, materialism and so on using the stop motion animation technique, this film is both lovely and hilarious.
At most times the whole film is quite witty, with plenty of parodies on life.
Sometimes, as night falls over Greater Manchester, the ingenious adolescent returns to the place where he was stabbed last year, when he was 14.
The boy is tall for his age, but slight, with olive skin, a long crooked nose, and dark, intelligent eyes framed by thick black brows poised for flight. One in the chest—that was the light wound—and another in the abdomen, six inches deep, which pierced his kidney and liver and necessitated the removal of his gallbladder.