Analysis Of Tim Burton And Edward Scissorhands Essay

732 Words Nov 30th, 2016 3 Pages
With movies such as Beetlejuice (1989) and Edward Scissorhands (1990), Tim Burton is one of the most well known director/producers of this century. His early obsession with painting and horror films developed into an iconic man with a quirky and almost grotesque style called, “Burtonesque”. With his work being nominated for 2 Oscars, 20 wins, and 59 other nominations, it is no question that Tim Burton is one of the most notorious in the business. While his work is distinguished and celebrated, many people don’t know about the man himself. His early life and career have helped shape him into a mastermind of the movie world who viewers can easily relate to.
Burton was born August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California to Jean and Bill Burton. Growing up he responded more to art than curriculum based work, starting his directing career as early as 13 when he made his first stop motion animation film The Island of Doctor Agnor (Tim Burton, The Famous People). Completing high school, he started at the California institute of Arts where he took his first character animation classes and eventually became an apprentice animator at Disney where he made Frankenweenie (1984). Burton grew in the environment, but due to creative differences, left to move forward with his career. From here he directed his first feature length film, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1988). Due to the success of Pee-Wee, he was able to come out with one of his most recognizable movies, Beetlejuice (1988). This movie…

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