Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Lighting Analysis

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From movie to movie, Tim Burton expresses a grotesque sensibility, while characterizing a socially awkward difference. He uses many techniques to torment the detail of his characters and their differentiated personality from their setting. To take into consideration, there are the movies Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, along with Big Fish to show the wide variety of techniques and their desired effect. Burton’s desired effect is to alter the audience’s emotions and builds a feeling inside like none other, with the uses of lighting, shots and framing, camera angles, and music/sound.
The use of lighting in these movies is to show how a character feels or as a shadowing effect for a horrifying, sentimental scene. In the movie Edward Scissorhands, the familiar character Peg invited Edward Scissorhands into her home and showed him a picture of her daughter. As Edward scrutinizes the picture, the high key lighting highlights Edward's face to foreshadow a connection
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In Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the camera gives a high angle of Charlie Buckett smelling the sweet chocolate aroma coming out of the factory as if to show he had a glimpse of hope left in his heart for the last golden ticket. In the classroom, The camera overlooks the class and aims at Edward Scissorhands showing off his hands. Walking up the stairs, Will Bloom heads to see his dad after not talking to him for three years. The camera focuses on Will’s face as he looks questioned to know what he will say to his dad. When Willy Wonka is talking to the crowd about the edible grass the camera positions upward from the grass to show the golden ticket winners. As Edward Bloom lays in bed the camera angles upward from the bed sheets to show Edward’s exhaustedly sick face. The use for eye level is when two characters have a conversation. Sound and music help the camera angle gives the intended

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