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as a stop-motion geek, it is my duty to recognize homages when they… - Speak Friend and Enter
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as a stop-motion geek, it is my duty to recognize homages when they appear in that sort of work. so, whilst watching "Corpse Bride" today, i caught 2 references - well, 1 for sure and the other i can't prove, but i'm fairly sure.

The piano that Victor plays in his bride-to-be's house is a Harryhausen; Ray Harryhausen is basically the god of stop-motion animation, responsible for the great monster movies of the 50s, 60s, and into the 70s, ending with the Clash of the Titans.

There is a bar or some other establishment in the underworld called Something and Socket. I'm assuming, because I didn't catch the full sign, that it says Ball and Socket, which is the primary type of armature joint that models for stop-motion use.
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