Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques Analysis

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Burton’s Technique
Tim Burton uses many different types of cinematic elements/techniques to show the mood, tone and style. In the movies I’ve watched, he used various types of cinematic elements/techniques to show the mood, tone, and style of each movie. Some of his cinematic elements/techniques used are music/sound, editing, and lighting. As we go further into the essay I will talk about these three techniques, and you will notice that the tone of the movie is dark and gloomy due to Burton’s childhood experience. The music/sound helps us understand the mood, tone and style of the movie. The cheerful, and peaceful music/sounds makes you feel happy. On the other hand the dark and gloomy music/sound makes the mood, tone and style seem sad, or unhappy. One example of this is in the movie “Charlie and Chocolate Factory”. In this movie they used a sad, slow music/sound when they show Charlie’s house and his family squished in the small wood house. This shows a sad mood and tone of the movie. Another example is also from the same movie when they are
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A example of editing would be flashbacks, cross cutting, or eye-line match. A example from the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is when Willy Wonka has a flashback of his childhood life. This example shows a sad and scary flashback of his father throwing all the candy Willy Wonka got from Halloween away. Another example is in the movie “Edward Scissorhands” when Edward has a flashback on the inventor in the big mansion or castle looking house. This flashback was also made the mood of Edward dark and sad. A third example is from the movie “Big Fish” when Edward has a flashback to when he found the girl he had fallen in love with. This was a happy yet sad mood of Edward because the girl was engaged, but yet he did not give up on. Burton uses many editing techniques to show mood of the main characters in the

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