Exemplary Literary Analysis Of Tim Burton's Cinematic Style

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From Pee Wee’s Big Adventure to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, from
Edward Scissorhands to Alice in Wonderland, director Tim Burton has been captivating audiences with his unique style for over 30 years. One can agree that Burton has a rare and uncommon gift in the directing world, which allows him to twist the audience emotions, and create feelings that wouldn’t normally be there. In many of his films, Tim
Burton uses framing and angles, music and sound, and lighting to control the mood of the scene.
To begin, director Tim Burton manipulates lighting to create a feeling of fear and suspense in the audience. One way that Burton does this is when he uses low key lighting, mixed with side lighting, in Corpse Bride. When Victor is walking through the
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The assertion that Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques to control the mood of the scene comes close to identifying a stylistic trait, though it is still fairly general. Extensive use of textual evidence of the effect of cinematic techniques from multiple films is a clear strength of this essay. Well-developed elaboration of the textual evidence and especially sophisticated transitional devices puts this exemplar firmly in the Exemplary proficiency band. The commentary enhances the specific evidence provided and is wide-ranging and insightful, showing a deep understanding of cinematic techniques and how they create specific effects in mood and atmosphere.
The last paragraph brings the analysis to a satisfying and perceptive conclusion by returning to the central concept that Burton’s style is characterized by a desire to
“control the audiences’ emotions, and twist the mood of the scene.” This control of the essay through organization and progression of ideas is supplemented by the precise use of cinematic vocabulary and generally sophisticated sentence structure and
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