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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ writer says she thinks the movie’s villain Oogie Boogie is racist and ‘looks like a Klu Klux Klansman’

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” screenwriter Caroline Thompson said that she thinks the character Ooge Boogie is racist and “insensitive.” Thompson told Insider that the character, who wears a pointed hood, “looks like a Klu Klux Klansman,” while “‘Oogie Boogie’ is an old, southern, derogatory phrase for an African-American.” The writer […]
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ writer says she thinks the movie’s villain Oogie Boogie is racist and ‘looks like a Klu Klux Klansman’
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‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ writer says Tim Burton screamed at her and attacked an editing machine after she said she didn’t like the ending

Caroline Thompson, screenwriter of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” told Insider that Tim Burton once screamed at her and attacked an editing machine after she told him she didn’t like the movie’s ending. Thompson wanted to give the ending another draft, as she thought Jack Skellington and Sally’s relationship needed “another […]
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ writer says Tim Burton screamed at her and attacked an editing machine after she said she didn’t like the ending
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Screaming, smashing editing machines and a ‘snorted salary’: Inside the tumultuous making of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’

Screenwriter Caroline Thompson spoke to Insider about Tim Burton’s iconic movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” which, it turns out, was quite a ride to make. Thompson, who also wrote “Edward Scissorhands,” said that a previous screenwriter “snorted his salary” and so she was brought on for “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” […]
Screaming, smashing editing machines and a ‘snorted salary’: Inside the tumultuous making of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’