Tim Burton Research Paper

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Have you ever been dragged into a magical world? The strange and mysterious mind of Tim Burton's allows him to use cinematic techniques to make his films fun yet frightening. Tim Burton uses certain cinematic techniques, such as low key lighting, diegetic sounds, and low camera angles to create a gothic fun style. In his films he also creates a theme about outsiders and how they somehow fit in crazy mixed up ways. Tim Burton’s films “Charlie and the chocolate factory”, “Edward Scissorhands”, and “Bigfish” all show this. Tim Burton uses low key lighting many times in all of his films, some noticeable times in “Charlie and the chocolate factory” is when it shows Augustus Gloop winning the ticket which is high key with tones of low key …show more content…

In “Charlie and the chocolate factory” there are a lot of examples of diegetic sounds. When Wonka gets on board the ship with the families, the Oompa Loompas start playing the drums in an intense way. As the Oompa Loompas continue to play the drums they get louder and faster more intimidating and freighting, this shows a hint of Tim Burton’s dark work of art in his movies. He uses diegetic sounds in this scene to scare the audience and show the families freighted by Wonka's twisted mind. Tim Burton’s film “Edward Scissorhands” uses diegetic sound when Jim tricks Edward into breaking in to Jim’s father's house. When Edward breaks into the room a alarm sets off and the door sealed shut and so did the windows, the alarm made Edward freak out. It adds a sense of worry for Edward, in the distance you can hear police sirens coming to the house. This diegetic sound makes you feel bad for Edward for being tricked into going in the house while at the same time causing a sense of worry for what is going to happen to him. In “Bigfish” Tim Burton’s use of narration and inspirational music sets the tone for a dark fantasy adventure film. In the scene when Edward Bloom is at the carnival, and the band starts to play instruments in a wonderful tone which sets the mood for the next scene where he sees Sandra, which then switches to angelic non diegetic sound. Diegetic sound plays a big role in Tim Burton’s films since they set a certain tone, which is sometimes whimsical like “Bigfish” or freighting like “Edward Scissorhands” there are many tones that can be set by diegetic

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