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The History of

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Nick Whiting

on 29 August 2013

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Through the Gothic Window
What is Gothic?
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Example of Gothic Literature
Common Elements
Common Elements

Common Elements
What it Looks Like
Jack Skellington, one of the most important people in Halloweentown, discovers Christmastown and the concept of Christmas, which he doesn’t quite understand. He convinces the people in his town to celebrate Christmas, which turns out to be scary. Santa Claus helps him see what Christmas is about and after celebrating a nice Christmas, they become good friends and visit each other whenever they can.
- music creates an intense atmosphere the music is
upbeat and creepy
- setting is dark and gloomy
- characters are nameless,scary and supernatural
- secret passageways includes the boogey man's lair
and the door to Christmas town.
- Jack is a skeleton

- The Gothic genre was created in 1765.
- Horace Walpole's "The Castle of Otranto", Was the
first Gothic Story.
- Gothic originated in England.
- Gothic fiction is also labeled as Gothic horror
The End
By Tim Burton
By Nick Whiting
- Wild landscapes
- Ruins or isolated crumbling castles or
mansions (later cities and houses)
- Crypts, tombs
- Remote or exotic locales
- Dungeons, torture chambers
- Dark towers, hidden rooms
- Ruins of buildings

- Wind, especially howling
- Rain, especially heavy raining
- doors grating on rusty hinges
- Sighs, moans, howls, eerie sounds
- Footsteps approaching
- Clanking chains
- Doors suddenly slamming shut
- barking of distant dogs (or wolves?)

- Dimly lit, gloomy settings
- Secret corridors/passageways
- Dream states or nightmares
- Found manuscripts or artefacts
- Ancestral curses
- Marvellous or mysterious creatures, monsters,
spirits, or strangers
- Enigmatic figures with supernatural powers

Common Elements
What it Looks Like Continued...
- Unnatural acts of nature (blood-red
moon, sudden fierce wind, etc.
- Lights in abandoned rooms
- Gusts of wind blowing out lights
- Characters trapped in a room
- Thunder and lightning

Common Elements

Setting Examples
Common Elements
Examples of What it Looks Like
So Who is Tim Burton?
- born August 25, 1958
- American film director, film producer, writer,
artist and animator
- He is famous for his dark, gothic, macabre and
quirky take on horror and fantasy style movies such as
Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before
Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride,
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Dark
Shadows and Frankenweenie, and for blockbusters such as
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, its first sequel Batman
Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory and Alice in Wonderland.
Main Characters
Jack Skellington
Oogie Boogie
Doctor Finkelstein
Mayor of Halloween Town
Lock, Shock and Barrel
Santa Claus
- google images
- Wikipedia
- www.gothic-culture.com
- Youtube
- Prezi
- google

The Nightmare Before Christmas

compared to
Edgar Allan Poe
Tim Burton's

Tell Tail Heart
- The use of dark settings to create
an atmosphere.

- The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe occurs
at Night
- The Nightmare Before Christmas By Tim
Burton, most of the sceens are at night with
minimally light from the moon
The Reason for this is to create tension, and
a dark and spooky atmosphere.
- Audience, who the text is
pitched at.
- Edgar Allan Poe's Audience is adults,
meaning there can be more blood and
- Tim Burton's Audience is Children,
meaning that there are limits on how
graphic he can be, interms of blood
and gore
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