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
Burton uses color contrast to show the isolation and the unknown of the outcast characters in his films. For instance, in Edward Scissorhands, Edward was introduced when Peg found him sitting in a corner all alone. As Edward walked out of the corner, there is low-key lighting used. This makes the corner feel terribly dark and cold, and reveals that Edward is extremely isolated from the rest of society. This is because the neighborhood below the
From Edward Scissorhands to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, director Tim Burton has been captivating audiences with his unique style for over 30 years. One can agree that Burton
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
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
All directors have the unique ability to manipulate their thoughts and ideas and make it a reality. Tim Burton, an award-winning director, is one such person who’s abnormal ideas find their way onto the big screen. With the use of stylistic techniques, Tim Burton crafts dark and intriguing movies. In the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses low camera angles to intimidate the audience, and close up shots to make them experience what the characters are feeling.
In Tim Burton’s films, he uses various techniques to demonstrate different moods and tones. Tim Burton’s films include Edward Scissorhands, a drama film where a scientist dies before he can finish building Edward, leaving him with a freakish appearance by the scissor blades that the scientist has replaced hands for, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a adventure film where a small group of contest winners get to tour the magical Wonka factory and get a lifetime supply of chocolates, candies, and sweets. In the films mentioned before Tim Burton uses low-key and high-key lighting to create a gloomy and bright effect, and a long shot to create the distance of how far you are away from an object or a place.
For example, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when Willy and the golden ticket winners travel down chocolate river in a boat and the oompa loompas play a dark tune. By including this dark tune in the scene, Tim Burton creates an ominous and suspenseful mood which really gets viewers on the edge of their seats. In Edward Scissorhands, another nice example of music is used at the end of the film when a melancholy tune plays and Edward is cutting blocks of ice into snow. The bittersweet melody adds a sad and lonely mood, as well as displaying how Edward must face loneliness in result of the actions he performed. This tune causes nothing but heartache and tears to swell up in the viewer’s eyes. A more light-hearted example of music is found in Big Fish when Edward joins a circus and carnival music is playing in the background. The carnival music adds a light-hearted and goofy mood which describes Edward’s early life perfectly. Music is an essential cinematic technique for adding mood in a film, while also enhancing the viewer’s overall
Tim Burton applies sounds such as background music and sound effects to add reality and emphasis to the film and to create a certain, precise moods. Tim Burton’s films utilize music to enrich the viewing experience of all of his films. In the introduction of the movie Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton
Tim Burton is a famous director who puts a lot of originality into his work. Burton uses editing techniques, music and sound, as well as shots and framing and camera movements to determine the mood of the scene.
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.
“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.
One of the most evident cinematic techniques that Tim Burton uses to develop his hopelessly bleak style is the use of a strong contrast of high and low-key lighting or colors. Tim Burton 's use of this helps show the contrast of the insider and outsider world. When the viewer is watching they get a sense of suspense and start to second guess whether or not they should trust the outsider. In Edward Scissorhands Burton uses a high-key low-key light contrast when Peg is in her car and sees Edward 's house in her side mirror. When the viewers are watching they get a frightened sense and wonder whether or not Edward or whomever is in the house will
In the 1989 Batman film, Tim burton uses a mix of medium shots to show the hand-to-hand combat scenes and close-up shots to show the emotion on Batman’s face. An example would be when the Joker was first introduced to the audience, the Joker turns around where his face was very close to the camera to show the bad condition his face was in. Another example would be in the movie Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton uses a long shot when Peg is standing on the edge of the castle where the roof was torn off. This shows the vulnerability of Peg, it makes her look weak and small.
Tim Burton’s unique style grabs many movie watchers attention. When he was a child he always enjoyed monsters because he always felt like an outsider. His early inspirations and influences were Vincent Price who played in many horror movies,and the author Roald Dahl. He displays his character and setting in non conventional way giving him a unique style. 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.