Analysis Of Two And Two By Tim Burton And Babak Anvari

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In the beginning, all films were short. The earliest cinema audiences may not have been particularly aware of this as they marvelled at seconds-long scenes of circus performers, exotic cities, scantily clad ladies and people going about their daily business. For them, the novelty and the thrill of witnessing man’s latest technological triumph was paramount. But as the 20th century dawned, films began to get longer. Short films often offer great creative freedom, having underlying themes and messages. They can be made no matter what budget is provided .These features can be seen in the short films “ Vincent” and “Two and Two” by Tim burton and Babak Anvari. Both films use the aspect of magical realism to leave their conclusions vague, leaving …show more content…
The short film “Vincent” ends on a dark note, showing Vincent falling on the floor quoting the raven Edgar Allan Poe (“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted, nevermore!”. ). The short film two and two also leads to a interpretable ending like in “Vincent”. The film ends with a child who changes the notes from 2+2=5 to 2+2=4. This can be seen as the end of the teacher’s totalitarianism or his minor loss of grip on the students, as the children rebel what the teacher …show more content…
Two and two uses the death of a student to start a rebellion within the class to show that 2+2 does no

t equal to 5 and that it equals to 4. “Vincent” uses tragedy to put Vincent out of his misery. The boy Vincent has a split personality between Vincent Malloy, a young boy, and Vincent Price, the narrator of the short film. The ending allows him to stop having to deal with his regrets and morbid thoughts, letting him finally be at peace, even if insane.”Every horror in his life that had crept through his dreams. Swept his mad laughter to terrified screams! To escape the madness, he reached for the door. But fell limp and lifeless down on the floor. His voice was soft and very slow
As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe:”

Both films use many techniques which show how great they are. The movies use tragedy to set the stage to an ending, have a sense of magical realism to relate to the audience while keeping distance and have interpretable endings to get the viewer to fill in the gaps of knowledge. As quoted by paul bruce, festival director of the Edinburgh short film festival,”A good short film expresses one concept or one idea in a complete way without unnecessary diversions and then gets to its point. The ending is important in a short film and the short film-maker needs to make sure their ending is satisfying, coherent and works with the rest of the film. I don’t mind complexity

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