Tim Burton Cinematic Analysis

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Cinematic Techniques

Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques to portray feelings of joy, excitement, sadness etc.Some of the cinematic techniques that Tim Burton uses is music/sound,lighting,and flashbacks. The proper use of cinematic techniques can manipulate a viewers emotions and hook them to the characters and the story. However when you use cinematic techniques incorrectly the movie can be confusing and not so good. Cinematic techniques can either make or break a movie. One cinematic technique that Tim Burton uses in his films is sound/music. Music is used in Burtons movies to create mood, feeling, and emotions that dialogue can’t create. Tim Burton uses music in Edward Scissor hands in the “ice angel” scene to show Kim’s change in emotion towards Edward. The music is
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Lighting can be used to show the difference between real life and fantasy, to exaggerate and show the importance of a place etc. An example of when Tim Burton uses lighting is in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when the lighting goes from dark and gloomy in the hallway to bright when they enter the candy room. The bright lighting i the candy room makes it look very extravagant, the room also has a joyous and cheerful feeling due to the bright lighting. Another example of how Tim Burton uses lighting is in the movie Big Fish, the real world is dull while the story world id bright. The story world is brighter because that is how he would like his life to be interesting and full of excitement, but instead it is dull and boring. Lastly Tim Burton uses the cinematic technique in Edward Scissor Hands. The castle that Edward lives in is dark while the neighborhood at the bottom of Edwards castle is bright. I think that this should be opposite because the neighborhood people are snobby and dull while Edward is caring and kind. In conclusion Tim Burton uses lighting to emphasize the mood of a place, to separate reality from stories

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