23 December 2008

Coraline Movie- Enter The World Of Henry Selick's Coraline Movie

I have been very busy this past week prepping for Christmas, doing the usual shopping-cooking-wrapping routine. In the midst of this I picked up a copy of Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I was thinking of giving the book to my 8-year-old for Christmas, but I relish the prospect of solid nights of sleep too much to deal with the anticipated nightmares. This book is way spooky - a distillation and twist on every childhood nightmare I had, along with new ones I never dreamed. I stumbled upon a reference to the book on Carl's blog Stainless Steel Droppings, and love it from a marketer's perspective too - how excellent to think that the venture is sending out these inspired-inspiring boxes to dedicated fans such as Carl. Bravo.

The book will become a movie in February. Check out some preview info here -
Coraline Movie- Enter The World Of Henry Selick's Coraline Movie
and better yet, give the book a read beforehand. I'll never look at protective coloration the same way again.

Now for your further enjoyment, see Neil Gaiman's explanation of Koumpounophobia:


Carma Sez said...

looks eerily good! Enjoyed your posting on ejly about selling used books; hadn't realized it had come up as a "moral issue" is that due to copyright reasons?

Ejly said...

Carma, I found the imposition of a moral lens on the issue bizare as well. Even as bad as things are for the car industry, no one blames used car salesmen. So why are the booksellers moaning about used booksellers? Copyright only pertains to attribution, so it isn't copyright based: the issue is based on royalty payments. (Copyright generally refers to the right to publish and sell those published copies in a single-use paradigm.) Also the literature industry uses the sales of classics to subsidize publication of new books (so they say) so some are concerned that it will be harder for new authors to be published if the booksellers can't sell classics.