Tim Burton Analytical Essay by dannyel

Tim Burton
A biography and analysis of the directorial style of film maker Tim Burton.
# 102211 | 5,414 words | 17 sources | APA | 2008 | PH
Published on Mar 18, 2008 in Film (Artist)

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This paper evaluates the films created by Burton in an effort to uncover what distinguishes his directorial style from mainstream Hollywood filmmaking, why he acquired this predilection and hang on to such artistic viewpoint, and how his films' inordinate preoccupation with the weird and the morbid hit if off with both the critics and the box-office.

Literature Review
Early Years
Mise En Scene

From the Paper:

"Burton began drawing at an early age, but it wasn't until he has spent some time at California Institute of the Arts that he was given an opportunity that would change his life forever. Disney, after seeing Burton's artwork, hired him immediately. Amazingly, they didn't even have a job that specifically fit what he could do. He was hired on the basis that if Disney didn't hire him, someone else would. Long and tedious hours were burned away as Burton worked continuously on creating ideas for Disney. What he came up with wasn't exactly what Disney had hoped for. He developed two short films, Vincent (1982) and Frankenweenie (1984). The first film was a "claymation" (a film animation whose characters are sculpted from clay) tribute to his idol Vincent Price and, although not the most publicized film from the Disney Studios, it was certainly the most unusual because of the combination of bizarre characters and the constantly shifting expressionist backgrounds1. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andac, B. (2003). "Senses of Cinema: Tim Burton." London.
  • Ebert, R. (1996). "Edward Scissorhands Review." Available online at: http://www.suntimes.com/ebert/ebert reviews/1990/12/582178.html
  • Goldman, M. (2001). "Planet Hollywood." Available online at:http://digitalcontentproducer.com/mag/video planet hollywood/
  • Hanke, K. (2000). "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker." Renaissance Books, London.
  • Hoberman, J. (1999). "Heads or Tails." Village Voice, Nov. 24, 1999.

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