Stylistic Analysis Of Edward Scissorhands

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Tim Burton, a director for many movies. Movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. These are movies that will be us in this essay. Burton has many crazy characters. Characters that are shy, dark, crazy, and a little creepy. Some characters that he created are Edward, Mr. Wonka, and Beetlejuice. Burton’s dark style is best conveyed through his use of color, zooming, and music.
One defining characteristic of Burton’s style is his use of color to devolve a character. For an example is in Edward Scissorhands, Edward is pale, he wears black, and his hair is black. He emerged from the shadows at the beginning. It kind of forms the effect that he is a dark, weird character. Another time is in Beetlejuice, Lydia wear’s all black, it shows that she is dark. Both examples help devolve the character; they show the audience the characters personality earlier in the movie.
Another defining characteristic of Burton’s is the use of
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An example from Edward Scissorhands is when Edward was running from all the neighbors the music was very fast and loud. It makes the audience feel like they are there and had to run with him there for it creates a danger mood. One last example is from Beetlejuice. The music creates a dangerous mood when they go outside of the house into the sand place. Both of these examples create mood; the music just adds to their actions it makes it more intense for the audience to watch.
Overall, Burton’s dark style is seen in his films such as Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Beetlejuice. It is most obvious in his use of color, zooming, and music. The color helps develop a character. Zooming helps show characters emotions. Lastly the music helps create mood. Through these three technics, Burton is able to show the audience dark, but still funny or childlike, stories. This is what makes his such an amazing and unique

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