Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Film Analysis

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“One person's craziness is another person's reality”-Tim Burton. All of his movies has some kind of outcome to the audience to make the stories amazing. Burton uses low key lighting and nondiegetic sound in order to create a feeling of reclusiveness from the main characters to the society in his viewers; this is important because Burton wants us to visualize that even when you are very isolated from everyone else, you can still have a joyous life to get other people to like you.
In many of his movies, Burton uses low key lighting in order to express the difference between the characters he uses. In the film Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, when Burton shows Charlie's house it always appears to be a dull lighting but when the camera shows a different area the shot is always a bright lighting. He uses this technique to really show the depth of poverty and shows how he is
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In the movie Corpse Bride, Victor ends up in the underworld which is a lot more ecstatic compared to the somber un-dead world. He meets different people with buoyant personalities from the ground beneath and later wishes not to return to the gloomy missurable world he used to be in. Burton sets the story up like this to show how the world has changed into a negative area, but some people can change it to positivity. Vincent’s kindness makes us like him and wants us to see how he is unlike other people that are negative towards others. Burton also uses nondiegetic sound in order to express the emotions between the characters he uses. When Vincent is in the woods by himself reciting his vows, a low depressing sound of instruments come in to show how Vincent is going through a tough time. Burton uses this piece in the movie to give a visualization on how isolated he is feeling. His sadness lets us know that he is frightened on how the society will react to when he marries

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