Many of the shots of the character Edward begin with his hands and then move up his body. These closeups of Edward’s omenes ependiges make the entire seen to come slightly frightening. In the film the music is a chorus of voices that seemed to be imitating angels. Tim Burton did this to show that despite his appearance Edward is a good natured soul that only wants to be apart of the town. In his film Tim Burton uses darkness to show the unknown and that which the audience cannot understand.
The speaker’s relationship with his “lost Lenore,” seems to be an unexpected one. Lenore is referred to as an angel, while the narrator is surrounded by ghosts and evil feelings. The feeling of terror which was felt when the narrator opened the door to find “darkness there and nothing more,” could have been reduced had a light been nearby to illuminate the hallway, but the importance of the darkness shows the audience that the lack of religion and prayers of the narrator are taking a toll on him, as the seemingly lack of religious beliefs Poe had also affected his life. Not only did Poe allude to the evil aspects of religions in this poem, but he also threw in a few allusions that make the audience question what Poe’s beliefs truly were. Poe alludes to the Hellenistic story of Pallas Athena in line 41, the narrator points out that this Raven is “perched upon a bust of Pallas,” Poe specifically chose Pallas because she and Lenore relate to each other in the ways that the two of them will only live on in their names.
In society, monsters are not to control because they are different from the norm. Humans beings want to be welcomed by society because if they are not they would become an outcast. The monster recalls,” I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first, I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror. ”(Shelley 130)
A universal theme developed by the film Edward Scissorhands, directed by Tim Burton, is everyone should strive to be idiosyncratic and embrace, or appreciate, the uniqueness in themselves and others: this theme is supported by the juxtaposition of Edward’s costume to the neighbor’s costume and the motif of sculptures. The Juxtaposition of the film was the contrast between Edward’s costume compared to the neighbor’s costume because the he is unique because he dresses in darker colors instead of the bright pastel colors the neighbors were. When Peg comes to the mansion in a very bright and noncomplex clothing. Edward’s face was pale and scarred, but most of all he was frightened of himself. The restraints on his black suit symbolize that he has contained within his costume because he does not look like
This provides some suspense for the viewer. An example of low key lighting in Big Fish is when Edward is observing the dark and quiet forest that lays in front of him. This example creates a mysterious and creepy mood because the darkness of the forest establishes a mysterious feel of what might be in the forest beyond what the eye can see. This creates a scary and chilling feel in the viewer. Burton’s use of low key lighting provides an effective tool to help the audience feel like a part of the film and create many different types of moods/tones such as creepy, and mysterious to the
Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons. Mr. Dolphus is also presented as an outcast through the way people treat him so he has to hide his real personality. Harper Lee shows that outcast in our society are often treated different because of their opinions or actions. Truly, Mr. Dolphus he tries to hide his real self to keep peace in the town he lives in.
Ichabod’s tendency to believe the ghost stories surrounding Sleepy Hollow allows readers to view the setting as a seemingly evil place. Furthermore, the headless horseman, the “dominant spirit” and “commander-in-chief” of the supernatural occurrences in Sleepy Hollow, is perhaps the main source of evil in the story. The headless horseman is a gothic element because he is a source of terror, and his apparition is that of a decapitated man. A final symbol seen in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is the contrast of light and dark imagery to make the setting evil. There are very few light images in the story; one of the only known images is that of a “whitewashed” church, which symbolizes hope (Irving 13).
Burton uses a variety of different camera angles in his films to get his point across. In Corpse Bride, he uses low angles in order to give scenes an eerie, ominous mood. For example, when Victor is first going up to the Everglot’s house, the low angle is used to make the house seem very large and foreboding. This causes the audience to automatically register the Everglots with fear and
Under these masks, however, are guilt and weakness. They can hide behind a clean hands, they can hide behind a crown, and they can hide behind a strong reputation, but they can only hide for so long. Though their appearance looked good, they were caught in the end and they suffered greatly for their evil. As the weird sisters announced at the opening scene, “fair is foul, and foul is fair” (1.1.12), Macbeth seemed fair and a worthy king, but his heart was foul and his guilt could not be
The way she falls so quickly and utterly for Edward can also be seen as either very romantic or very creepy. In addition, while she is considered to be confident by some others see her more as stubborn and dangerously naive. All of this combines to make Bella one divisive character who fans either love or hate. Hamlet (Hamlet) Depending on who you ask, Hamlet is either a tragic and enigmatic hero or a unstable and brooding madman.
The viewers understand the significant meaning of social criticism issues in the stereotypes society of Suburbia through someone who is considered ‘different’ and ‘odd’. When Edward is first introduced to Suburbia, his ‘scissorhands’ are favoured by the women because of his hairdressing skills and creative artworks of the topiaries in their yards. But as events pass, the neighbours and the antagonist Jim continues to discriminate against Edward, finally banishing him from Suburbia. A variety of soundtracks and symbolic use of colours are dispersed around the movie to emphasise how it means to be different in a world that cannot accept difference. The main soundtrack “Edward Scissorhands” gives an indication of mystery and thrill, whilst another soundtrack “Ice Dance” features more of a romantic and innocent side of the movie.
Tim Burton uses his mysterious and creepy characteristics and expressed it through his film Edward Scissorhands Burton uses his unique style of editing that helps understand the main character’s, Edward’s, background. In comparison with the editing the sound helps understand the meaning of certain part such as the suspense of what would happen to Edward in the end. The costuming was a peculiar choice, it shows how in the town there was a lot of colors, but, Edward wore an all black steam punk like clothing showing how he was different. Therefore Tim Burton’s character, Edward, is a somewhat reflection of himself. Like Burton he has an imagination in order to create “art”, and the style of clothing is alike to that of Burton’s.
The setting of the movie in a classic suburban community around the 1950’s. The community aims for perfection in a way, that nothing odd is okay. That is why the mansion, where Edward Scissorhands has got residence, is a spot of dirt of the picture of perfection the community is trying to show. The color scheme makes the good versus evil theme very clear in the movie, in the way there is a clear contrast between good and evil. For example, the ‘good’ of the movie is shown, when we see the colors of the characters and the surrounding area.
When it's close to that spooky Halloween time or just feel like you need a good scare with the odd and unexplained you turn into one of the Tim Burton films. These Films you're at the edge of your seat, it's as good as William shakespeare's twisting tales of magic and mischief. Some being as dark as night while other stories tell of a lighter tale with a twist of fate and plots to draw you in for even more begging for the thrilling ending! But how does this one man come up with such frantic grace and a frenzy of planned out stories to make just the right setting? Burton has the help of cinematic technique.