Tim Burton Visual Style

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Tim Burton is well known for his work as a director. He has been nominated for several awards. Among these are; two Oscars, one Golden Globe, five Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and several Hugo Awards (IMDB). Besides being a director of many of Hollywood's greatest films, he is also an accomplished illustrator, painter, screenwriter, and producer. From his early days at The California Institute of Arts, to his current film projects, Burton has always had an ability to transfer his perceptions in to a visual medium. His visual style is often a mix fantasy, gothic, and horror (Tim Burton Bio A&E). Timothy Walter Burton was born; in the shadow of the Hollywood Hills of Burbank, California, on August 25, 1958. He grew …show more content…
As a result he dropped out of college after a year to work there (Pringle). While at Disney, he created two short films; Vincent (1982) and Frankenweenie (1984). Vincent allowed Tim Burton to work with one of his idols, Vincent Price, who supplied the voice of the narrator. Price would also later star in the film Edward Scissorhands in 1990 (CITATION). Frankenweenie was retelling of the Frankenstein story from the point of view of a young Dr. Frankenstein whose dog had died and he tried to bring him back to life. This left Disney executives scratching their heads, they thought it was to dark and scary for children. Burton had a different take on the monsters in his …show more content…
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