The Theme Of Crime Comes Punishment By Tim Burton

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With Crime Comes Punishment
Although the movies Tim Burton directs have various plots, they all have one thing in common, their theme. In the movies, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Beetlejuice, Burton uses music and sound, costuming, editing, and props to emphasize the theme of crime and punishment. Burton portrays that if one does something they know they shouldn’t do or are told not to do, their actions have consequences. Burton uses numerous other cinematic techniques in the movies, but these four help create this theme the most. Tim Burton didn’t just become the style of writer and director he is today on his own, he was inspired by multiple different people such as Dr. Seuss, Edgar Allan Poe, and Vincent Price. Burton has taken a little bit of each of these people’s styles and blended them all together to create his own diverse style of writing and directing. He uses his unique style to reach out to his audience and teach them valuable
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Similar to Veruca in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Catherine and Otho are very selfish and rude. They soon receive the punishment of being haunted by Beetlejuice due to their behavior. As a result of using eerie music and editing to make Beetlejuice look very horrifying, Burton makes the consequence appear to be more intense and terrible. In addition to Catherine and Otho’s punishment, Adam and Barbara Maitland also face consequences for their actions. Both were warned not to call Beetlejuice, but they don’t listen and do it anyways. They soon realize that their punishment is having to deal with Beetlejuice and all that he messes up. Burton uses the cinematic techniques in Beetlejuice to present the idea to his audience that even if one chooses not to realize that they are doing wrong, there are still major consequences for their

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