Throughout the development of one’s life, it is imperative that individuals are exposed to new experiences so that they may learn and adapt through the act of self reflection. In the film Edward Scissorhands, directed by Tim Burton, it is evident that Edward Scissorhands lacks the experience of human contact and acceptance throughout childhood. This is displayed when he attempts to combat and overcome his isolation by exploring new emotions and by bringing forth his differences to the conformed town. Edward ultimately comes to terms with his diversity which becomes influential to others as his differences allow others to find their own individuality.
Tim Burton popularly known around the movie industry and across the globe for having the most dark and quirky films of all time. From his 1990 classic Edward Scissorhands to his remake of a classic Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Keeping your eyes glued and focused on the screen is his main goal throughout each of these movies. To fabricate this essential ingredient Burton uses non diegetic sound, camera angles, and lighting to captivate the audience’s imagination and create an unrealistic atmosphere that only he himself can create. Non-diegetic sound used in Edward Scissorhands is used not only to establish the characters but also, to elucidate their surrounding relationships with others.
His sad life he must live is inside an empty mansion which is shot in low lighting signifying the lonely reality of his home. Lighting gives you an idea of what is real and what is only a fantasy. Burton uses angles to show the level of power of characters. A good example is in the movie Edward Scissorhands during the scene where Edward is making an ice sculpture Kim is shot in a high angle. This signifies that she is truly happy and on top of the world.
We learn that Willy is a salesman, who is has only had minor success. Willy blames this on the fact that he is not well liked. In the beginning of the play Willy has had a car accident and his wife Linda wants him to ask his boss if he can work only in New York instead of having to travel. When we see Willy in a flashback he appears to be happy and affectionate with his sons, who seem to return the affection.
Tim Burton was influenced by Dr. Seuss and Grimm’s fairy tales, his films are characterized by dark stories and rhymes. Dr. Seuss influenced one of Burton's films, The Nightmare Before Christmas. “It is easy to see the influence of Dr. Seuss's imagination in Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Grimm’s fairy tales have been described as “violent and grisly,” even Walt Disney Studios adaptations underestimate it’s sinister elements. Burton didn’t intend to fade away it’’s dark elements. “Burton, however, embraces the dark elements.” As the reader can see, Burton’s inspiration comes from Grimm’s fairy tales and Dr. Seuss. In many of his films, Tim Burton, uses music and sound, lighting, and types of shots to set the setting and tone of his films.
Virgil was Dante's spiritual guide and helped him get through Hell. By doing so Virgil acted as Dante's voice of reason, helping him understand what he did wrong and how to redeem himself. In Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka himself acted as Charlie's voice of reason. Wonka tested Charlie throughout the factory all the while guiding him through it. When Charlie failed a test he called him out on it and waited for Charlie to redeem himself.
Why does the novel prevail on the theme of isolation? This theme is perceived from beginning to end as the story unfolds. Isolation refers to when a person has nothing besides himself or feels out of a group. In this novel, there are three main characters that the reader can perceive as being isolated. The characters are: Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and the creature; however they reflect the theme in different ways.
Tim Burton’s distinct style became evident in his very first films and stayed clear in his later film, while the plot of Burton’s films vary greatly his style stays pronounced. This can be seen across his many movies from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands, “Vincent”, and “Frankenweenie”. In all of these films his distinct style is developed through the use of a strong contrast of high and low key lighting to show contrast between characters and circumstances, a recurring motif of mobs antagonizing the antagonist, and the frequent use of shot reverse shots to show the development of the relationship between the outsider and the people on the inside. With the use of a contrast between high and low-key lighting, a recurring mob motif, and the use of shot-reverse-shots Tim Burton develops his hopelessly bleak style. One of the most evident cinematic techniques that Tim Burton uses to develop his hopelessly bleak style is the use of a strong contrast of high and low-key lighting or colors.
Edward represents God as he contradicts the sins of the town and acts as a creator that works to better the residents’ lives. The town is full of residents who in some way are all greatly flawed. These flaws range from the housewives’ sexualization of men to Esmeralda’s obsession with religion and the devil to Kim’s unhappy and somewhat abusive relationship with her boyfriend. While these specific flaws may seem insignificant, Burton chose them specifically, as they actually stem from three of the Seven Deadly Sins.
where a chocolate bar can contain all of Charlie’s hopes and dreams), “What goes around, comes around” (e.g. where bad children get punished/ sent home and good ones are rewarded) and “Poverty vs. Wealth” (e.g. Charlie vs. Veruca) all being written in this book. It is quite surprising to me that I did not realized all of this until recently, when I reread the book. Moreover, at the age of 11, I remembered watching the movie, but recalled nothing significant about the conversation Mr. Wonka and Charlie had in the end of the movie, except the fact that Charlie was given the
While it is hard for Willy to be well liked there is one person throughout the entire play that he can count on and that would be Charley. Charley is Bernard’s father, but also someone who Willy can depend upon when needed. Charley has given Willy money numerous time, so that he can save him from the mortification of not being able to provide for his family. Charley also happens to be the only one who attends and pays his respects at Willy’s funeral. Having nobody there is a perfect example that Willy is not well liked and that he cannot live by the slogans he said all along.
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This shows how willy can not admit his failure to his family. The main character Willy doesn’t want to show how deeply down he had fallen and is starting to lose hope on his
In doing so, they show the audience how each and everyone of them was slightly to blame for Willy’s tragic fate. Of Willy’s two sons, Happy is still infatuated with Willy’s dream. As he says, it’s the dream of being number one. Willy was never number one, nor did he ever really get close to being number one. In fact, for someone in Willy’s position this goal was quite impossible.