Tim Burton's Influence On Edward Scissorhands

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Tim Burton is one of the most unique film directors in the film industry. He is best known for his peculiar, twisted style in film directing that seems attract people’s attention. He directed successful films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, and Vincent. Before he could even walk,, Burton fell in love with horror films and never found them to be scary. Burton was influenced by the work of Edgar Allen Poe, Dr. Seuss, and Vincent Price. Tim Burton utilizes the techniques shots and camera movements, lighting, and music and sound in order to control the mood of the film and even the audience emotions.
To illustrate, Tim Burton uses shots and framing to control the mood of a film. An excellent example of this is in Edward Scissorhands. When the lady is describing the mansion to her
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For example, Burton uses non-diegetic music when Augustus Gloop fell into the river of chocolate. By the tone of the music, the audience is left in suspense thriving to know what is going to happen to Augustus. Another example of non-diegetic music was when charlie was running to his house knowing that he found the last golden ticket. By using the upbeat music, the audience is filled with joy and delight, knowing that charlie’s dream came of getting a ticket came true. In particular, in Edward Scissorhands, diegetic sounds were used when Edward was stuck in the vault. The booming alarms and sirens were foreshadowing that something horrible was going to happen to Edward. The sounds created tension and suspense, making the audience even more curious to find out what was going to happen to Edward. Additionally, in Vincent, Burton used non-diegetic sounds when Vincent was planning something. The ominous piano music gave a suspenseful, yet eerie feeling when Vincent was about to go through with his plan. These techniques make the audience want to know more, thus keeping them engaged to the
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