Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Film

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As Tim Burton says, “One person’s craziness is one person’s reality.” This quote shows how his films portray his crazy thoughts to others, but it is actually what he happens to consider being normal. Tim Burton is an animator and film director that is influenced by Roald Dahl and E.A Poe. Burton is best known for his use of dark children’s stories and gothic fantasies in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie finds the last out of five golden tickets that Willy Wonka sent out for children to visit his chocolate factory. Edward Scissorhands is about the creation of a teen boy that has scissors for hands, it shows challenges Edward will have face on a day to day bases. Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques like sound, lighting, and camera angles to display mood.
Tim Burton uses sound to establish suspenseful and dramatic moods in his film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For example, consider the scene in which Charlie opens his first chocolate bar in hopes of finding the rare Golden Ticket. The diegetic sound of the wrapper slowly unraveling draws attention to the anticipation that both Charlie and the entire Bucket family feels,
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A great example of this is seen when the mansion presents itself to the viewer in the beginning of the film. The director’s decision of using low key lighting to create a shadow on half of the building forming an obscure mood, making the audience curiously wonder what is up in that mansion. Tim Burton also utilizes this technique when Peg goes up to find Edward in the dark at the top of the mansion. The use of this technique points out how the lighting catches the viewer's attention by making a mysterious mood of Edward walking slowly away from the shadow to show his face to Peg. Ultimately, Mr. Burton uses low key lighting to establish a mystifying

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