Tim Burton Is A Misfit In The Directing Scene In Edward Sccissorhands

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Tim Burton is a misfit in the film directing scene. Tim Burton’s directorial style is characterized by being unusual, gothic, and quirky. He is famous for films such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is a story about love keeping people from making mistakes they will regret later on. Furthermore, Burton’s film, Edward Scissorhands is about making sacrifices for loved one and lastly, Corpse Bride is a film about true love setting you free. Film director Tim Burton utilizes powerful low-angle, important tracking, and emotional shot-reverse-shot in order to demonstrate that sacrifices are made for loved ones. Burton’s use of low-angles create a memorable moment for a character’s personality, illustrating what they would …show more content…
When Edward first steps in, the camera is looking up, focusing on his gothic boots, and panning upwards at a low-angle. This shows his expression and his first reaction to the house. The low-angle establishes an important moment for the character. It shows Edward’s reaction to everything he is sacrificing and his transition from isolation to a family life. This use of a low angle makes the scene more dramatic and significant to the audience. Also, Burton applies powerful low-angle in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when everyone is talking to Willy Wonka and introducing themselves. During the introductions, Wonka is walking down the hallway with everyone who received a golden ticket and their one family member. As the kids are introducing themselves, Burton uses at a low-angle when Wonka is talking, and the facial expressions he makes implies Wonka’s power, or “royalty.” The low-angle in this scene …show more content…
In the film Edward Scissorhands, Edward is told by Kim that she needs help from him. Kim asks Edward to break into a home because they stole from Jim. Edward agrees and gets dropped off, picking the lock to special room while the others are slowly backing up. Jim then shuts the door, locking Edward in and setting off an alarm. The shot-reverse-shot comes into play when Edward is panicking to open the door; the camera goes back and forth from Edward's hands to his facial expressions. Later in the movie, is it revealed that Edward knows it was actually Jim’s house, but went along with the plan because Kim asked him to, risking being put in jail, and being kicked out of Peg’s house. The shot-reverse-shot shows that Edward chooses to try and help Kim,, because he is falling in love with her. Another scene from Edward Scissorhands shows shot-reverse-shot again when Edward and Kim are saying goodbye for the very last time. The police are searching for Edward because everyone thinks he is a danger to the community. Jim knows that Edward has fallen in love with Kim, and that Kim loves Edward. Jim finds Edward and tries to kill him, but Jim ends up being killed. Edward and Kim know that she will have to tell everyone that each killed the other, Kim and Edward know this is the only way Edward will be unbothered and free. They say their goodbyes, knowing that they will

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