Edward Scissorhands is about an animated human, created by a genius, who falls in love with a young beautiful girl, but struggles finding a way to express himself. Then he is soon shunned and becomes an outcast due to his strange hands, which are actually tons of sharp objects. There are many factors that contribute to Tim Burton’s cinematic way of an artistic style. Burton’s unique style is brought into play by his exploitation of bizarre costuming, eerie lighting, and subsequent editing.
Do you know who’s the most successful director of all time with 21 awards and 71 nominations? Well, that’s the one and only Tim Burton, who has made at least 38 movies. Scholastic Publishing Co. Springboard says in their biography, Tim Burton: Wickedly Funny, Grotesquely Humorous argues that there are many direct sources and inspirations for Tim Burton’s films that have influenced his imagination and cinematic style. They claim by first talking about how he was influenced by his fascination with fairy tales and children’s stories , then how he grew up loving Dr. Seuss and being influenced by him , then how he worked for many years at Walt Disney Studios, and finally how Burton brings to life Roald Dahl’s subversive vision of childhood innocence . Springboard’s purpose is to explain how Tim Burton’s films were influenced by and the meanings behind his work in order to make the readers understand
“Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me”(Burton). Tim Burton, a very mysterious and dark director, had produced many unsettling but fantastic movies. Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are two very well produced movies from him, which feature common themes shown with appropriate cinematic elements. Tim Burton uses tilt, low key lighting, and non-diegetic sounds in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to convey how creepiness can lead to curiosity.
Like a gothic mastermind, Tim Burton incorporates dark, grotesque, child-like themes in his cinematic style. A director’s cinematic style is how their film is recognized and the techniques in their films to give their work value. Tim Burton is known for his unique cinematic style that has made his films one of a kind. Tim Burton’s style is made so unique through his use of sound tracking, lighting, and costuming for his films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands.
Tim Burton uses many different cinematic techniques to achieve very specific effects in his movies. The most important cinematic techniques that he uses to create his unique style are Non-Diegetic sound, lighting, eye level, and zoom. These techniques that can be seen in the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Corpse Bride, create the effects of sadness, dark moments, express the feeling of other without telling. He uses Non-Diegetic sound when he puts a song, he uses sad songs, happy songs, and more to show the feeling of the character, to give us like a hint of something that is going to happen, if it’s going to be bad or sad. He uses lighting to make the moment or scene sad or mysterious. He uses eye level
Tim Burton uses his mysterious and creepy characteristics and expressed it through his film Edward Scissorhands Burton uses his unique style of editing that helps understand the main character’s, Edward’s, background. In comparison with the editing the sound helps understand the meaning of certain part such as the suspense of what would happen to Edward in the end. The costuming was a peculiar choice, it shows how in the town there was a lot of colors, but, Edward wore an all black steam punk like clothing showing how he was different. Therefore Tim Burton’s character, Edward, is a somewhat reflection of himself. Like Burton he has an imagination in order to create “art”, and the style of clothing is alike to that of Burton’s.Tim Burton’s brilliance
Throughout his life in making films, Tim Burton has shown his unique talent and vision. He proceeds taking advantage of the cinematic techniques; lighting, sound, and camera movements creating a certain mood/tone. These three techniques are used numerous of times for the duration of each film. Although, many various emotions are constructed, there are feelings that anyone may connect to. Tim Burton is a successful filmmaker and has inspired many with the use of his cinematic techniques.
The short-length feature Gerald McBoing-Boing, which tells the story of a boy who only speaks in sound effects, has been regarded as an exceptional example of what could be described as the cartoon style of heavily design-oriented and abstract-based 1950’s animation. It was one of the first cartoon shorts to gain widespread attention for its usage of limited animation. In comparison to the features of Walt Disney, which were recognized for their concrete simulations of reality and exquisite, frame-by-frame details, shorts like Gerald McBoing-Boing utilized symbolism, abstract art, and simplicity to create their own interpretations of real-life situations. This particular style of animation depended heavily on the animators’ abilities to emulate
This week’s movie is called The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar. In this film, the audience oversees a desperate mother, Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) struggling with the living situation of being a mother whose has to deal a whole showcase of things. Some of these things include having a husband whose is not there, caring for her own children who are sensitive to sunlight, and living in a Victorian mansion where some people throughout the film have claimed that it is haunted. Grace at first doubts these haunted claims, but subsequent events began to occur which cause her to become very protective of her kids and at the same time crazy. All in all, this enigmatic and suspenseful movie ends with her and her children becoming ghost and that things that were haunting the house were of future being. Throughout this suspenseful movie, the use of sound has been used very liberally ranging to create an additional layer of suspense or of background. The Others (2001) by Alejandro Amenábar use the element of sound to bring out the character’s history and
Specifically, in Edward Scissorhands, the fighting scene where Edward and Jim were in Edward’s attic and in the background, the music was loud and fast to show that it was a fight scene and that someone was going to be hurt or killed. Music changes throughout a movie to capture the mood of a particular scene and to evoke emotion from the audience. In Edward Scissorhands, the suburb is associated with lighthearted music and dark gothic music is associated with Edwards home, the mansion. The lighthearted music gives the audience the illusion that the suburb is happy and safe and the dark and eerie music gives the mansion an illusion of creepiness. Music can also relate to sounds in a movie as sounds can be used to have the audience hear if it will lighten up the mood in a scene or make the scene seem scary and eerie. Identically, the music in movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory overall a lot more upbeat and energetic than the mournful soundtrack of Edward Scissorhands. The sound that accompany the demise of each of the golden ticket winners are especially rigorous. The in the movie called Mike Teavee uses Wonka’s teleporter to get himself inside a TV. This song is a very fast rock ballad that plays before Mike is sent to be
Tim Burton is well known film director. The movies that he has created are often described as mysterious, odd, and intriguing. Burton's movies use certain film techniques to create a certain feeling for the audience to experience. The three main techniques that Tim Burton usually uses is the lighting, camera angles, and sound techniques.
Tim Burton’s distinct style became evident in his very first films and stayed clear in his later film, while the plot of Burton’s films vary greatly his style stays pronounced. This can be seen across his many movies from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, “Vincent”, and “Frankenweenie”. In all of these films his distinct style is developed through the use of a strong contrast of high and low key lighting to show contrast between characters and circumstances, a recurring motif of mobs antagonizing the antagonist, and the frequent use of shot reverse shots to show the development of the relationship between the outsider and the people on the inside. With the use of a contrast between high and low-key lighting, a recurring mob motif, and the use of shot-reverse-shots Tim Burton develops his hopelessly bleak style.
One of the best usage of sound design as a tool of storytelling has to be in the first sequence of The Exorcist. As a horror movie, which as a genre builds itself on the vicarious experience it provides, uses more complex patterns of sound design templates to enhance the adventure of watching the movie. Throughout the first scene, Ken Nagle lays what the audience will be the experiencing through the duration of the movie with sound design; the duel between good and evil.
Tim Burton is a man praised for his cinematic style and contributions into the world of film. Tim Burton is influenced by his fascination with children’s stories and fairy tales. An article states, “Burton stories encourage escapism into worlds of fantasy and supernatural.” Some of his children’s movies are rather dark but delightful.Tim Burton was influenced by Roald Dahl along with other well-known authors such as Dr. Suess. The plot of a story is only half of the battle. The other half is grabbing the viewers attention and making them interested and anxious about what happens next. Burton does that by using his skills and technique.