Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques

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Tim Burton’s films are loved and known all across the world. Many people have been entertained by the many Burton films by his unique work and quirky style that was inspired by his childhood. His childhood was full of being different and being somewhat of an outcast. He took memories from his childhood and incorporated them into his films. Burton uses cinematic techniques such as low key lighting and flashback in order to create the effect of strong emotion off of the characters and to bring out the “light” of the story within his viewers; this is important because it helps to convey the message that everything isn’t as it seems. Tim Burton uses many cinematic techniques within his movies, but one that stands out the most is low key …show more content…
The low key lighting uses darkness and shadows to …show more content…
For example in the movie Edward Scissorhands the scene when Edward has a flashback to hugging the inventor when he was giving him the gift of hands but then dies of a heart attack. This scene allows you to see that Edward isn't a monster or a villain he has feelings just like any other person that lives a regular life. He uses this to compare the life of Edward in his castle to a life he is living now and how he loves his new family just like he loved his inventor. Burton also uses this technique again in the movie Charlie in the Chocolate factory when Willy has a flashback to when he was first tasting chocolate against his father's wishes, then eventually leading him to be banished by his father for wanting to be a chocolatier. This allows you to see that Willy feels so weird about parents because his father kicked him out. Flashback is also used again in the movie Corpse Bride when they show a flashback to when Emily(corpse bride) became the corpse bride and how it happened. The scene shows you that the sadness and pain she was feeling was caused by her being betrayed by who she thought was going to be her husband. This is again, shows how throughout the movies Tim Burton uses low key lighting allows you to view why the characters emotion like all three films did within his

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