Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Movies

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Behind every monumental idea or work of art lies someone who was different, but refused to change despite how society viewed them. Tim Burton is one of these individuals. Burton’s movies are incredibly unique and similar to no other director’s work, due to his originality he has been extremely successful in Hollywood. Tim Burton uses his unique style and techniques to influence the audience and show them that individuality should be celebrated and not judged. Some of his most well-known movies such as Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland feature a main character that is unabashed by their differences and not afraid of society’s views. Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques to show that an outcast can become successful and should not need to change in order to fit in with society. …show more content…
For example, in Edward Scissorhands everything is a basic pastel color and all the houses are the exact same except Edwards’s dark colored mansion. The contrast in colors shows immediately that Edward is going to be different from all the other people before his character is even introduced. In Charlie in the Chocolate Factory there is a distinct contrast between Willy Wonka’s appearance and the way everyone else looked. Willy Wonka wore a tall black hat and long dark coat while the other people wore ordinary clothing clothes. This contrast showed that Willy Wonka had a quite different and quirky personality. Both characters have success despite being obviously different from everyone

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