Edward Scissorhands Style Analysis

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Tim Burton shows so many moods and tones in his movies through his cinematic emulation. Some of his movies, such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Burton shows the effect of a more realistic movie where Charlie wanted to sell the ticket for money and not experience a once in a lifetime experience. However, in “Edward Scissorhands”, he conveys a gothic style and tone through the outsider figure. Tim uses the techniques of lighting, sound, and editing to convey the effects of a more gothic and ominous style. First of all, sound is an important concept in any movie. Although there are silent films, sound adds a whole different aspect. Non Diegetic sounds create emotion through what type of music is playing. Deep toned sounds create a bad vibe for villains or…show more content…
Luminescence creates the effect of emotion through shadows and value. High key lighting shows innocence and excitement while low key lighting shows dramatic or evil tendencies.. Burton uses a gothic style like this to convey his childhood and to connect with his own pieces of work. In the film “Edward Scissorhands”, Low key lighting was demonstrated when Peg looked at Edward for the first time and he was just a shadow walking towards her due to the lack of lighting. This shows that Edward was portrayed as a gothic outsider ever since the beginning of the movie and for some people, it even stuck until the end. This made some of the audience connect to Edward through their own experiences and Tim allowed the audience to relate. Another example of this low key lighting would be in, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” when the director showed a whole scene inside of Charlies house. When this scene was taking place, Burton used low key lighting not for evil or corrupted feelings, but because Charlie was poor and this showed that he didn't have much in life. Mr. Burton likes the effect of lighting, as he uses it as a crucial part in plenty of his
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