Danny Elfman

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Film

    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. Tim Burton uses cinematic techniques like sound, lighting, and camera angles to display mood. Tim Burton uses sound to establish suspenseful and dramatic moods in his film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For example, consider the scene in which Charlie opens his first chocolate bar in hopes of finding the rare Golden Ticket. The diegetic sound of the wrapper slowly unraveling draws attention to the anticipation that both Charlie and the entire Bucket family feels, which leaves the audience on the edge of their seats wondering what the outcome will be. Another example of a suspenseful and dramatic mood is seen in the scene where Willy Wonka takes the golden ticket winners on a boat ride to another room in the factory. The diegetic…

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  • Theme Of Edward Scissorhands And Corpse Bride

    In both Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Corpse Bride (2005), the characters were relatively ‘different’ from those that they were surrounded by, therefore making them strange and considerably odd in the eyes of people they came in contact with- there was sympathy, pity, indifference, sacrifice, attraction, jealously, repulsion, understanding, fear, and prejudice surrounding both these characters as they discovered the real world. Both films are extremely fairytale-like, which…

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  • Analysis Of Mise En Scene In Edward Scissorhands

    scissors. Along these lines, the visual arrangement of 'Edward Scissorhands ' upgrades both the story and characterisation by advancing Burton 's judgment of the social dismissal of untouchables. Through shading and structural planning, the group of onlookers – not at all like the suburbanites – can perceive the magnificence of unique structures and welcome the incongruity inborn in dismissing a built being as Burton recommends we are all controlled and controlled so as to be acknowledged into…

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  • Tim Burton Auteur Style Analysis

    Auteur, which is French for author, is a term coined by French film critics. It refers to the idea that some film directors have a certain artistic vision that always carries over into their films, and because of this, it is easier to analyze and understand their films (Pramaggiore and Wallis 451). The idea of the auteur has prevailed since the 1940s (408), and is not only specific to filmmakers who create “higher art.” The French insisted that “even Hollywood directors…could be viewed as…

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Films

    Tim Burton, a famous director of many movies, was influenced by Roald Dahl, Edgar Allen Poe, Vincent Price, Dr.Seuss, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, and Disney. Tim Burton’s influences have shaped and molded his unique style; Burton uses various cinematic techniques to create a dark and suspenseful mood while also maintaining a childlike innocence. Burton also doesn't hold back on using his imagination in his films; you can see his films tend to lean toward fantasy and fiction rather than being realistic.…

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  • Stylistic Analysis Of Edward Scissorhands

    Tim Burton, a director for many movies. Movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. These are movies that will be us in this essay. Burton has many crazy characters. Characters that are shy, dark, crazy, and a little creepy. Some characters that he created are Edward, Mr. Wonka, and Beetlejuice. Burton’s dark style is best conveyed through his use of color, zooming, and music. One defining characteristic of Burton’s style is his use of color to devolve…

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  • Tim Burton Cinematic Style Analysis

    Tim Burton, a person who started out as a kid fascinated by other famous directors and then became one himself. What did he do to become such a famous director? He is known for his disturbing and yet child-like movies, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. Everyone of all ages can be able to enjoy his movie. Tim Burton’s style is kid-friendly at first, but then it takes a disturbing and twisted turn. One of Burton's cinematic technique he uses is…

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  • Cinematic Techniques In Edward Scissorhands And Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

    Directors use many cinematic elements and techniques to give their movies a mood or feeling but director Tim Burton does this especially well in his movies Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Tim Burton uses many cinematic techniques in his films but the one technique that he does extraordinary in his films are camera angles. In his films, Tim Burton effectively uses the cinematic element of camera angles to create a sense of mood and feeling based on the type of camera he…

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Film Analysis

    Film Analysis Essay Tim Burton is known for his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy filming. This has been displayed through the six movies we watched in class. All six of the film topics were things that one would rarely think of happening and gave us a perspective of how it would feel or the experience through the characters as they traveled through the world of Tim Burton. He has expressed himself through The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Charlie and…

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  • Tim Burton Cinematic Techniques Analysis

    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…

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