Scissorwards, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, And Edward Sccissorhands

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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 …show more content…
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 for him, and sees how big his heart really is. Her love for him shines bright, looking past his toxic episodes and embracing his good intentions. Kim 's innocence shows that his disability is not automatically deemed a kiss of death, but rather a chance for creativity in the community. This resourcefulness is also seen in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where Wonka is portrayed as a socially awkward man child whose imagination keeps him from holding a productive place in society. However, when the winning …show more content…
For instance, in Alice in Wonderland, Alice is introduced as an improper girl who doesn 't know what 's good for her. Multiple shot-reverse-shots are used between her and her mother, the twins, and her soon to be in-laws, revealing their disgust as Alice is at her proposal celebration without a corset or stockings. All the while, she asks about nonsense such as wearing a codfish on one 's head. It is these very acts of defiance and random questions that cause her so much trouble with her family and everyone else around her. Alice 's state of mind is like a circle when compared to the linear thinking of her peers. The only one who understood Alice 's brain was her father, but with him gone, her mother is scrambling, trying to decipher her foolishness. Furthermore, in Edward Scissorhands, Edward sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the neighborhood. As Peg drives him away from the castle for the first time, numerous shot-reverse-shots unveil the neighbor’s shock as a strange pale man in all black enters their community. Even without knowing Edward has scissors for hands, the bright colors of their homes, clothing, and yard wilt at the sight of his dull apparel. His quietness and underdeveloped perception of reality also clashes with the neighborhood. Peg and all of her neighbors are quirky and outgoing, while Edward is rather nervous and introverted,

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