Edward Scissorhands, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, And Alice 's Wonderland, By Tim Burton

831 Words Nov 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Tim Burton once said, “One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” Growing up rather socially inept, the director has always found joy in movies and animation. After graduating from the California Institute of the Arts, he worked for Disney for a year, then left and created his own film production company. Although critics tend to label him as grotesque, his creations often comfort today’s recluses. In his films Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland, Director Tim Burton portrays the idea that one’s mind-set, not the circumstances, determine their happiness. This belief develops through style characteristics such as protagonists who use their disabilities to help others and a misfit whose physical and mental state is the opposition of their setting.
Throughout his films, Burton reveals the joy given off as the protagonists use their adversities to benefit others. Towards the end of Edward Scissorhands, Edward is found in the backyard creating an angel ice sculpture. As he hacks away at the block, flakes of ice float down, much like snow. Kim twirls in this “winter wonderland,” smiling ear to ear. Soft, heavenly music plays, and the bright front lighting on her face unfolds her almost childlike delight. Much like how the rest of the community viewed Edward when he first arrived, Kim starts to notice his integrity in this scene. Despite the fact that all Edward 's actions lately were rotten and hostile, Kim still cares deeply…

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