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    Edward Scissorhands, a film directed by Tim Burton, is a gentle dive into a fantasy world that will leave viewers feeling haunted. Starring Johnny Depp as the scar-covered Edward, and Winona Ryder as the blonde cheerleader who he is immediately drawn to, the film takes viewers alongside Edward as he tries to adapt to a bright, pastel-covered cul-de-sac neighborhood. All 105 minutes of Edward Scissorhands is filled with relatable characters, a lovely musical score, and seamless acting; it is one of Burton’s greatest and most heart-wrenchingly human films. Invented, rather than born, Edward is taken from his dreary castle home when Avon lady Peg, played by Dianne Wiest, discovers him residing there all alone, unfinished scissorhands and all.…

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    1. Not only is Edward the unique product of his scientist creator’s vision and imagination, he also benefits from the love and care lavished on him by this surrogate father. Explain. (How do we know they have a special relationship * Why are Edward’s memories so important? * How does Edward reflect and express the creativity and vision of his father?) Ever since Edward was unable to speak and was cutting away alongside the other machines, Edwards father was proud of himself and Edward for…

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    Edward Scissorhands Theme

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    Johnny Depp played the main role in one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the 20th century. Edward Scissorhands is a film directed by Tim Burton. It is a story about an artificial man named Edward-an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands. The main themes behind the film deal with self-discovery and isolation. Tim Burton uses a point-of-view shot which pans from the grandmother’s house and sweeps over the cookie cutter suburbs, ending with a new point of view from the mansion…

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    For example, in the movie Edward Scissorhands, the Avon- Lady, Peg, meets scared and confused Edward for the first time through a slow pan over Edward’s living space, newspaper article clippings of happy families and perfect bodies are showcased above Edward’s bed in a bright light that stands out above the rest of the dark, scary, dimly lit room, all while soft voices of a choir is heard singing mournfully in the background. This shows, that Edward doesn't intend hurt anybody, and is only a…

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    Tim Burton’s beautifully haunting production of ‘Edward Scissorhands’ introduces our protagonist, represented by Johnny Depp, and explores the fictional story of this solitary boy with an unfortunate seemingly threatening oddity, being thrust into a world where he is glaringly blatant in the midst of the suburbs. Despite his intimidating exterior, it is almost immediately exposed that Edward is just an innocent, childlike soul, intent on serving others. The purpose of this film was to delve into…

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    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 a character. For an example is in…

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    Edward Scissorhands is a romantic dark fantasy film about an inventor who creates an artificial man called Edward. The inventor sadly dies before he finished making Edward, leaving him with scissors for hands. Edward is later found by Peg Boggs who takes him in to her suburban family. He soon falls in love with Peg’s teenage daughter, but little does he know that this would cause so much drama and upset for himself and the people he became to love. The film was made in 1990 by the director Tim…

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    In today’s society that there are some people who do not match up to society’s expectations and fit into the cultural norm. These unorthodox people are often known as the outcasts and tend to lead lives of isolation. Eccentric film director Tim Burton knows what it is like to be considered an outcast and brings this theme forward in many of his award winning films including Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands. In these films, Burton uses long shots, low angles, and low key…

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    introduces Edward in Edward Scissorhands showing him as a clueless, oblivious individual that was locked away high up in the very top floor of the mansion. The mansion is secluded…

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    Edward Scissorhands parallels De Beaumont’s tale in more ways than one as Burton adopts the same characterization and fundamental plot elements of the fairytale genre and subgenera of “Beauty and the Beast” all set in a modern, suburban neighborhood. The Beauty character is portrayed by Kim, a beautiful, popular teenage girl who is the daughter of the woman who takes Edward in. The role of the beast, is manifested in Edward but takes on a contemporary twist as his monstrousness is characterized…

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