He gives off this unique unorthodox dark style and theme of everything is not what it seems,or don’t judge a book by it’s cover. He uses lighting and editing techniques in his scenes to give you movies that shed a new light on the way we perceive the characters and scenes. Mr.Burton uses lighting in all of his movies to really show you it’s his movies because the way he uses it adds a spin to how we view it. In Charlie in the Chocolate Factory he portrays Charlie’s house as a dark dilapidated building that looks abandon like no one could live there or something could be lurking there. When he then shows us the inside it is run down and sparsely lit but it has the most loving, wise, and caring characters.
As I stated, Tim uses cinematic techniques to specialize certain scenes of his films against the others. He uses lighting and camera angles to point out visual elements, and he uses composition to point out audial elements. Overall, Tim Burton has a very differentiated style compared to most modern American directors. He uses the cinematic tools given to him in unique ways and that is why so many people love his
Thus a great transition is that of the swap of narrators throughout the entire film. Afterall it is these transitions that give us many different details of the story, emotions of each character, and struggles each go through, this is mainly showed by Will and Edwards narration showing their conflict. Furthermore another great transition is that of the music in Spectre. Near the end of Edward 's first visit to Spectre
According to Maria Semple, a contemporary American novelist and screenwriter, “There 's something uniquely exhilarating about puzzling together the truth at the hands of an unreliable narrator.” As Semple explains with this quote, novels often times utilize unreliable narrators as a means of pressing forth thematic depth while grasping at an interaction between the audience and the author. Both Kurt Vonnegut and Sherman Alexie utilize unreliable narrators in this exact fashion with their novels “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Flight”. Throughout Flight and Slaughterhouse Five, both authors utilize unreliable narrators in order to push forth their intended theme of anti-violence. Throughout their respective plots, we can see evidence of Billy Pilgrim, the main character of Vonnegut’s novel, and Zits, the protagonist of Alexie’s story, both being unreliable narrators. Furthermore, we can
The use of contrast and the play with light and darkness is fascinating. It has a great psychological effect on the audience. The Don Corleone’s office is submerged in darkness and the characters in the scene come in and out of the light, thereby directing the focus onto them. A very large part of the film is shot in low key lighting, to emphasize on the theme of the film which is essentially, the life story of the Mob in
After watching The 39 Steps (1935), I realized that Alfred Hitchcock really did have a talent for establishing suspense through films. Even though suspense was the primary focus, Hitchcock managed to effectively and intelligently mix humor, romance, and thriller. He uses a variety of techniques to convey these feelings to the audience. According, to some of his interviews with Francois Truffaut, Hitchcock mentions his love for The 39 Steps, specifically about the techniques he uses to create a bewitching experience throughout the film. In this film, he uses a variety of themes that he continued to constantly use throughout his later films.
In particular, in Edward Scissorhands, diegetic sounds were used when Edward was stuck in the vault. The booming alarms and sirens were foreshadowing that something horrible was going to happen to Edward. The sounds created tension and suspense, making the audience even more curious to find out what was going to happen to Edward. Additionally, in Vincent, Burton used non-diegetic sounds when Vincent was planning something. The ominous piano music gave a suspenseful, yet eerie feeling when Vincent was about to go through with his plan.
Usually when he uses high-key lighting there is bright, happy music. The reverse of that is also true: when Burton uses low-key lighting he uses dark, suspenseful music. In Edward Scissorhands when Kevin is walking home there is dark, suspenseful music. Even though Kevin is doing an action as simple as walking, the audience is led to believe he is in danger, because of the nondiegetic music in the background. In Big Fish there is the diegetic sound of a phone ringing towards the beginning of the film.
Tim Burton popularly known around the movie industry and across the globe for having the most dark and quirky films of all time. From his 1990 classic Edward Scissorhands to his remake of a classic Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Keeping your eyes glued and focused on the screen is his main goal throughout each of these movies. To fabricate this essential ingredient Burton uses non diegetic sound, camera angles, and lighting to captivate the audience’s imagination and create an unrealistic atmosphere that only he himself can create. Non-diegetic sound used in Edward Scissorhands is used not only to establish the characters but also, to elucidate their surrounding relationships with others.
This is best done by comparing two of his films, namely, Romeo and Juliette and The Great Gatsby. Although both these films have a large variety of common factors, such as the spectacular parties, the use of music and symbolism, it is how these techniques are executed that show us how he has evolved as a director. One technique that Baz Luhrmann has mastered is his ability to show the importance of a specific idea. This is clearly seen in his films like Romeo and Juliette, where he emphasized on the importance of violence by using guns rather than swords, he went even further in The Great Gatsby where he made Gatsby’s parties wild and crazy, not something that actually happened in the time when Gatsby is
In a majority of these Burton films, Burton chooses to portray a common theme that embracing your unique attributes is the ultimate key to success. Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, uses longshots in order to show just how different Wonka and Edward are from everyone else, but then how they use their uniqueness to ultimately succeed. For example, in the scene in Edward Scissorhands where Edward scratches up the walls, Burton chose a longshot to exaggerate Edward’s differences and make him seem to be even more of an
Timothy Walter Burton has directed 35 movies in his lifetime. Burton’s films are very well known for his unique use of cinematic techniques. His movies are also popular for his use of horror in a childlike manner. Though the use of contrasting colors, non-diegetic music, and lighting Burton shows in Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland how it’s better to be different and yourself than conforming to a restrictive society. Burton uses contrasting colors in Edward Scissorhands in order to show how dissimilar Edward is.
Tim Burton is a well renowned director, who has been contributing to the movie-making world since the 1980s. As a director, Tim Burton uses his twisted and creative mind to create these fantastical worlds with unique, larger-than-life characters that in a way reflect reality. Throughout his films, Tim Burton uses music and sound, editing techniques and shots and framing to control the audience’s emotions and make them relate reality to his outlandish movie universes. To start, Tim Burton uses music and sound to intensify the raw, emotional moments in his films. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, diegetic sound of the people talking about the last kid finding the golden ticket was used as Charlie was walking down the street.
Well-respected, director Tim Burton has always been credited for the uniqueness of his many films. He has directed, produced, and written many classic films in his life, and there is no doubt he will make any more. Often influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price, Burton’s films are regularly remakes of well-known tales, reimagined as twisted with dark spins. His films Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Edward Scissorhands all demonstrate how one of a kind his screenplays are. Though Burton uses many meaningful cinematic techniques across these films, his use of lighting stands out.
Their roles, while not unrealistic are intentionally different, this is portrayed clearly with the role of the executioner in Blazing Saddles, or even the head of the railroad, who despite being a ruthless and shady businessman has an undeniably unconventional way he acts and speaks. In addition to the juxtaposition of characters and their environment, a literary and dramatic motif, characters in Mel Brooks films also commonly have interpersonal conflicts mixed with their personal conflicts, while this is employed in many movies, the characters in Mel Brooks films, especially “Blazing Saddles” in this respect have a unique twist to them as the characters are generally original, so are their dilemmas. Despite being a commonality in most films, this aspect of the interpersonal and personal conflicts of characters can still be used to identify a Mel Brooks film due to the way he directs and writes in original ways. Lastly, there is an undeniable dramatic element that Mel Brooks utilizes in his films, Blazing Saddles particularly, over dramatization. Intentional use of over dramatization can make a movie more entertaining or more comedic, in “Blazing Saddles” and many of his other films he uses over dramatization to lighten the mood in certain