Tim Burton Use Cinematic Techniques Used In Edward Scissorhands

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As a movie director, Tim Burton began his career with Disney in the early 80’s. He produced his first film, Vincent, in 1982 which caused Disney to reconsider his position as a result of the fact that he was “too dark” for the targeted audience. Burton often exploited childhood innocence when revealing the destructive side of nature. These ideas were heavily influenced by writers such as Roald Dahl, and Edgar Allen Poe. In many films, Burton interweaves Dahl’s display of the misunderstood outsider, and believing the impossible, while juxtaposing these themes with Poe’s gothic influence of macabre and violence. Although, containing dimmer moods he persuades the audience to perceive the imaginable. Using the dark color scheme of exaggeration, …show more content…

In each film, Burton utilizes a grey filter in the introductory scene that establishes the nostalgic yet wistful mood. Edward Scissorhands’ opening scene presents Edward’s black and grey castle looming over the colorful town, presenting him as an outsider. The same tactic is shown with the blue butterfly descending from lonely Victor’s window in Corpse Bride, and the red trucks and bikes leaving Wonka’s imaginative factory. Burton further develops the mood of each film when displaying characters like Edward dressed in a black jumpsuit contracted with the colorful townspeople, Charlie and …show more content…

Vincent shows mood and the bizarreness of characters throughout the movie. Vincent changed as a character as a scared innocent child from a mean and unpolite young boy. Examples from this was when Vincent found out about a guy who died. Another example through the representation of mood is when he wanted to boil his own aunt which really shows how Vincent was rude and unpolite at such a young age. Even the cat had a very odd color and shape. This movie set a low and insufficient

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