Color Contradictions In Tim Burton's Films

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Outside Looking In No one person is the same as the other; however, many people judge others when they look or act differently. What society does not recognize is how much one can accomplish when being slightly different. Tim Burton is one person who recognizes the greatness in being different. Being a bit of an outcast himself, Burton shows that outcasts can attain boundless things with the right mind set through his films. Burton has directed things like Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, and Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. Tim Burton uses his films to show how when one overcomes his or her fears of being different they have the potential for success. Color contradictions are used in many of Burton’s films in order to make things stand out more than others. For example, in the movie Edward Scissorhands, Edward wears dark clothing and does not fit into the brightly tinted town. Burton does this to show how Edward is different from other people. When Edward rips off the clothes that make him fit into the town, it symbolizes how he doesn’t care if he is different and wants to embrace it. Burton does this to try to make the effect that people should not attempt to fit in, but to embrace that fact that you are different.…show more content…
In the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie is looking up at the factory. There is a low angle on the factory to show how great and powerful it appears to Charlie. There was then there is a low angle on Charlie which makes Charlie appear small and weak compared to the factory. This makes the audience become more aware of how Charlie is different from other children. However, later in the movie there is a low angle on Charlie that makes him appear large and powerful. Burton uses this to suggest to the audience that Charlie has overcome his fear of being different and has become successful by owning the chocolate
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