I went to see Sleepy Hollow tonight. I didn’t leave disappointed. Tim Burton creates a beautiful, spooky look and feel for the movie and Danny Elfman’s score added the perfect touch. I won’t give away any of the plot elements here, but I think the screenplay did a good job of dressing up the classic tale for modern audiences. Johnny Depp was both dramatic and comical, and Christina Ricci was splendid in her role, better than both, however, were the supporting cast of characters that really made the movie.
Lots of graphic straight on shots of people being beheaded in this movie. The Web site is basically the standard marketing fare I’ve come to expect from Hollywood. Even post-Blair Witch, I don’t think the studios get the power of the Web. The site does have some great Wallpaper/Desktop Pictures from the movie.
Wes over at Hack the Planet has some comments today about Wired sudden growth in size. You can add Fast Company, Business 2.0, and The Industry Standard to the list of magazines that have exploded in size over the last six months. I wonder how they manage the amount of editorial that has to go along with the amount of ads they are selling. I haven’t seen as much of a decline in focus in the other three as in Wired. All of them are getting to the point where I don’t want to carry them with me when I travel, it’s like carrying around a phone book.
Webmonkey for Kids is an interesting idea.