Tim Burton Cinematic Style Essay

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Like a gothic mastermind, Tim Burton incorporates dark, grotesque, child-like themes in his cinematic style. A director’s cinematic style is how their film is recognized and the techniques in their films to give their work value. Tim Burton is known for his unique cinematic style that has made his films one of a kind. Tim Burton’s style is made so unique through his use of sound tracking, lighting, and costuming for his films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands.

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
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Tim Burton uses lighting to convey his unique gothic cinematic style in his films. In some of his past movies, such as Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton uses a variety of lighting techniques to indicate the mood of his movies. High key lighting creates a bright open-looking scene such as when a scene is flooded with light, allowing it to look bright and cheerful in the town in Edward Scissorhands. In Edward’s mansion, low-key lighting is utilized, flooding the scene with shadows and darkness, creating a dark tone to the scene to evoke sadness and such depressed emotions. Low-key lighting is also used in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where in the beginning of the film it demonstrates Charlie’s humble home and dark lighting is used to show the family's state of debt and depression. Tim Burton’s lighting techniques is a way of conveying emotions and certain tones to the audience. Tim Burton has a very unique lighting aspect of his films, but he also uses costuming to create a uniqueness to his films as
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