Juxtaposition In Edward Scissorhands

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The movie I watched was Edward Scissorhands, Directed by Tim Burton, Produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, Screenplay by Caroline Thompson Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. The movie starts with an old woman telling her granddaughter a story about a boy named Edward who has scissors for hands.His childhood was sad because he was made by a creator that died when he was very young therefore he grew up alone When he gets older, an older woman finds him and welcomes him to her home where her family of four happily reside. Later on he starts developing feeling for her daughter who is approximately his age even though she was afraid of him in the beginning. All the neighbors later on in the movie discover that edward’s hands
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furthermore, The Mise en scene is utilised in ‘Edward Scissorhands’ to exemplify Burton’s complex commentary on the world and the fragility of relationships. The colourful settings and dark lighting, reflects Edward’s isolation, but also a prejudiced society.

when Peg meets Edward – is shot in a basic tone of black, much like Edward’s clothing. This symbolises the way in which Edward is perceived by the judgmental society, as the first impression of him is designed to be evil and menacing. It later becomes clear that his black clothing also signifies his loneliness and the monotony of his life, but as Peg enters the shadows dressed in a light pink suit, there is hope that she will bring ‘colour’ into Edward’s life; the warmth of the pink in such close proximity to the darkness of Edward’s vulnerability symbolises the first relationship that he develops. Peg’s daughter, kim is shown as a sweet innocent young woman, her actions show otherwise, she hangs out with a troubled group of friends and judges edward by his appearance, while edward is kind and friendly though he may not seem like it by the way he
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