Tim Burton Film Analysis

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Tim Burton is a multi talented movie director. But even multi talented directors have a signature techniques. The signature techniques that will be discussed are long shot,high angle, low-key lighting, and diegetic sound. All of these components come together to create a whimsical and theatrical world that Tim Burton’s ideas are born from. The most visible seen camera shot that Tim Burton uses is long shot. Long shot helps set the stage for the mood to take effect. In Big Fish Edward Bloom looked at the entrance of the dangerous shortcut.This camera shot was chosen for this seen to accentuate the anxiety that Edward had for the situation at hand. A different movie that obeys the same cinematic technique by Tim Burton is Edward…show more content…
High angles are used to the size difference of among characters. Just as in Big Fish Edward had gone to find the giant that had been terrorizing the town, in the scene the giant(Carl) had been looking straight down at Edward expressing the fear of the height difference between them. While in Edward Scissorhands Edward was looking down at Kim with pure admiration. Edward had been ice sculpting, which lead to the scrapplings of snow falling on Kim while she was dancing. This heart melting scene was used to fill the audience with joy knowing the young girl finally accepted him. However in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, high angle was used when the children entering the factory. This angle was chosen to see all the children’s…show more content…
He uses sound to change the mood in a scene. Big Fish uses diegetic sound when Edward finds a new town that always has a light soft melody playing every business he visits . Tim Burton uses this technique to simulate the perfect happy town. As well as in Edward Scissorhands, Edward was sculpting a bush Burton used the sound coming from the radio to signal to the family that Edward Scissorhand had done such an amazing job. Another example would be in the movie Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. In the first room they went into the whole room is made of delicious food, in the background you faintly hear what one thinks of angels
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