Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques Analysis

Improved Essays
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
…show more content…
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

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques such as music and sound, lighting, editing, and camera movements. Cinematic techniques are basically used to explain how the editing, music, lighting, and camera movement are used in the movies. All three of the movies connects with the cinematic techniques by showing different aspects and how the techniques were used in the movies. Also they connect with the techniques by showing how the mood is developed like in the movie Edward Scissorhands. In the movies, Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques to portray theme for his audience.…

    • 816 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    As Tim Burton says, “One person’s craziness is one person’s reality.” This quote shows how his films portray his crazy thoughts to others, but it is actually what he happens to consider being normal. Tim Burton is an animator and film director that is influenced by Roald Dahl and E.A Poe. Burton is best known for his use of dark children’s stories and gothic fantasies in films like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie finds the last out of five golden tickets that Willy Wonka sent out for children to visit his chocolate factory. Edward Scissorhands is about the creation of a teen boy that has scissors for hands, it shows challenges Edward will have face on a day to day bases.…

    • 719 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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…

    • 751 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    In the 2005 film, they showed Willy Wonka’s childhood where Willy’s overbearing father, who was a dentist, would not let him eat candies or chocolates because of the potential risk to his teeth. Mr. Wonka would burn chocolates in front of Willy which drove him to run away from home to become a chocolatier. Because of this, Willy took no interest in children and couldn’t even say the word ‘parent’. Charlie reconciles the two in the end. Noticing his eccentric and peculiar behaviour, it is said that Willy Wonka may be suffering from Schizotypal Personality…

    • 967 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Movie Analysis: Kita Kita

    • 741 Words
    • 3 Pages

    The genre of the movie is good because everyone will relate which is romantic comedy that is timely for the teenagers especially those people who feel love. B.WEAKNESSES: The ending was ugly because Tonyo died they did not have happily ever after unlike the lovestory they had kathniel and jadine. It was a tragic ending for the both of them. They just focused on two characters and just a place they were talking…

    • 741 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    This allows you to see that Willy feels so weird about parents because his father kicked him out. Flashback is also used again in the movie Corpse Bride when they show a flashback to when Emily(corpse bride) became the corpse bride and how it happened. The scene shows you that the sadness and pain she was feeling was caused by her being betrayed by who she thought was going to be her husband. This is again, shows how throughout the movies Tim Burton uses low key lighting allows you to view why the characters emotion like all three films did within his…

    • 746 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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.…

    • 714 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Swept his mad laughter to terrified screams! To escape the madness, he reached for the door. But fell limp and lifeless down on the floor. His voice was soft and very slow As he quoted The Raven from Edgar Allen Poe:” Both films use many techniques which show how great they are. The movies use tragedy to set the stage to an ending, have a sense of magical realism to relate to the audience while keeping distance and have interpretable endings to get the viewer to fill in the gaps of knowledge.…

    • 734 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    In the movie She’s the Man, Olivia is also in an emotional state but because she just got out of a break up and instantly falls for Sabastian for being different from most guys she’s used to. In the movie she loves that Sabastian is a lyricist, and will say anything to complement him which she awkwardly does with his usic, “Those are really good. So honest.” Olivia takes any advantage to either make Sabastian fall in love with her or make him jealous, which is comedic because she has no idea that its Viola. In the end of both the play and movie Olivia finds love with the real Sabastian, which allows Duke to finally realize that he loves…

    • 1153 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    In the movie, “ Lotso switches Buzz back into his original “space ranger” mode, and he makes him imprison all of his friends. He then tortures some of them by putting them in a pit full of cold sand and children’s poop, and he also tries to brainwash them that nobody loves them and that Woody would never come back for them.” (Toy Story 3 by Walt Disney Pictures). In the past, Lotso was a nice toy, until his first owner abandoned them at a park by accident. This created a lot of hate inside him, and led him to become what he is, Lotso the Dictator. This is the reason that he is so evil and likes to make other toys feel like he does about humans.…

    • 1113 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays