Tim Burton Big Fish Analysis

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“I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated in their own world,” said Tim Burton. In this quote it says how kids have a aura of isolation and still have an innocence that has yet to go because of believing they are the only ones alone. Tim Burton directed both, Edward Scissorhands, a drama fantasy, and Big Fish, a comedy drama. In both, they exhibit cinematic techniques to convey emotion, and the director does his job well if you feel anything while watching a movie. Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish, uses lighting, angles, and music to display the innocence of characters throughout the movies. Tim Burton makes the viewer sense the virtue of characters by creating different directing techniques. Edward Scissorhands…show more content…
This one being angles, and more specifically high angles. High angles are a camera angle when a director shows a character lower, or more childlike than the character he or she spoke to. A prime example from the film; when Kim’s boyfriend spoke to Edward about going into his own house and breaking into a room. Each time he would speak to him and the camera would go onto Edward, it would go into a high angel. Edward had yet to become a person higher than Kevin in his mind and he would look down on him. He saw himself as “better” than Edward and the angle made him appear “bigger”. The angle do this by having the camera in the air and looking down on the character being filmed. This happens a lot in the film when Edward speaks to Kevin in the first part of the film. Kim and her boyfriend have yet to see that he was an equal to them, or even better in Kim's case.
Lighting, sound, and angles convey innocence in the films Big Fish and Edward Scissorhands, both directed by Tim Burton. In both films, it shows with backlighting, non-diegetic sound and high angles. Take your feelings and playing with them exist for the entertainment of directors, and with Tim Burton's style he makes the viewer aware of the characteristics of the character you watch through cinematic
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