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    Corpse bride (Мёртвая Невеста ?)

    So, Tim Burtom's new animation which is called Corpse Bride is said to be based on a Russian folk tale.

    Do you guys from the родина have ever heard about it? Or it's just an old story nobody ever heard aboutand Tim Burtom brougth to light?

    If the story is traditional indeed, was it ever writen or is it a spoken folk lore?

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    maybe it is "The Sleeping Beauty"? Just a different translation.
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    Uhmmm, I don't think so.

    The history is about a guy who marries a corpse by mistake ^^

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    well, not a well known russian story, otherwise we would know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    well, not a well known russian story, otherwise we would know.
    Maybe it is "Cказка о мёрвтой царевне и 7-ми богатырях"?
    То Лев, то Кот...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincetonLion
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    well, not a well known russian story, otherwise we would know.
    Maybe it is "Cказка о мёрвтой царевне и 7-ми богатырях"?
    that the same Sleeping Beauty but in interpratation of Pushkin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    that the same Sleeping Beauty but in interpratation of Pushkin.
    Exactly!
    То Лев, то Кот...

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    Maybe he got it from a Korol i Shut song lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    well, not a well known russian story, otherwise we would know.
    Since when, pioner, you're authorized to speak for all of us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
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    well, not a well known russian story, otherwise we would know.
    Since when, pioner, you're authorized to speak for all of us?
    I was pretty sure about that. Does anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTPEKO3A
    Quote Originally Posted by Pioner
    well, not a well known russian story, otherwise we would know.
    Since when, pioner, you're authorized to speak for all of us?
    Well, do you know it CTPEKO3A?

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    Well, it sounded like some creepy stories from Gogol's books
    Like Вечера на хуторе близ Диканьки..
    If Gogol was writing something like that, it is very possible to find some folk origins for that, I think. I didn't try to find it, though.

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    I had the idea that it could be Gogol'. But I'm not really sure he wrote something about marrying a corpse. "Вий" is close, but not that thing.

    P.S. Check out the English version:
    http://az.lib.ru/g/gogolx_n_w/text_0051.shtml
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    Are you really serious you never heard about this movie?

    Here's a little plot summary from IMDB

    Victor (Johnny Depp) is travelling home with his friend to get married to his fiancee Victoria (Emily Watson). The two stop to rest in the woods, and as a joke, Victor puts his wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl (Helena Bonham-Carter), who returns as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife.
    I've just managed to find the the so called original folktale here (you should scroll the page down a little bit):

    http://www.timburtoncollective.com/corpse.html

    So, it's not Gogol (though he's great).

    Can anyone provide me with the original text in Russian (if there is so)?

    Thanks guys

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    Well it says it stems from a 19th Century Russian Folktale... Gogol is very 19th Century!
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    Well, it says on that site, "and he sang the Jewish wedding song, and recited the entire marriage sacrament as he danced around the stick, he and his friend laughing the whole time."

    So it appears to be a Jewish tale rather than a Russian one. That would explain why no Russians know this tale.

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    It could be a Jewish Russian folktale! Jews can be Russian too !
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It could be a Jewish Russian folktale! Jews can be Russian too !
    Or perhaps it began Jewish-Russian...but during the years became a folktale for everyone.
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    The plot is a bore.
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