The Themes Of Tim Burton And Edward Sccissorhands

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After thirty years in the movie industry, Tim Burton has developed a theme that can be seen in his career. Burton’s work is heavily influenced by his childhood where is lonely and avoided by his peers. Tim’s experience with the bad side of humans made his movies reflect his childhood insights. Despite the fact that he focuses on low-budget movies, his works still can deliver heavy themes due to his wonderful use of cinematic techniques. Tim Burton uses color and close-ups to promote the feeling of distrust and express the disingenuous nature of humans.
Tim Burton illuminates the two-faced way of humanity by applying close-ups in his work. The facial expressions used show more than the words the characters say. In Charlie and The Chocolate
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Burton uses vibrant colors in odd places to transmit an idea of falseness onto the viewer's mind. The most obvious example of the vibrant color in the town of Edward Scissorhands, all of the houses are so bright and colorful it makes the viewer seem uneasy. As the movie progresses the viewer can see that the bright colorful houses mask a world of lonely housewives and rebellious teens. The vibrancy of colors also demonstrated in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the Chocolate Factory is a bright green compared to the outside world which is harsh grey. Burton uses these colors to convey a sense of fakeness in the world that Willy Wonka has created, and how even though Wonka puts on a front of happiness he lives in constant paranoia of someone stealing his recipes and in fear of his father. Another example of color is the contrast of the grey setting the living world to the bright color of the underworld in The Corpse Bride. This contrast shows how despite the fact that the dead act as if they do not care about the real world they are still slowly falling apart, unable to do anything about it, they party and act like they are having the time of their lives, but when they go back to the real world they seem happier. The vibrancy of the colors is satirical when a deeper look at the storyline is taken. Tim Burton´s often uses color in an ironic way, using color in places the viewer wouldn't expect them to

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