Burton on Burton (Directors on Directors Series)

Burton on Burton (Directors on Directors Series)

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With the batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas and Ed Wood, Tim Burton has established himself as one of the great visionaries of cinema. In this fascinating and enlightening book, Burton talks about his childhood in Burbank, his time at Disney, the recurring themes present in his work, and how his films are fuelled by emotion,

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With the batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare before Christmas and Ed Wood, Tim Burton has established himself as one of the great visionaries of cinema. In this fascinating and enlightening book, Burton talks about his childhood in Burbank, his time at Disney, the recurring themes present in his work, and how his films are fuelled by emotion, symbolism and sometimes inner torment. The book is studded with the drawings and sketches of the characters who inhabit his inner world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571173938
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
05/01/1997
Series:
Directors on Directors Ser.
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.57(d)

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Burton on Burton 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ericaanimation More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book. I have always like Burton films and was suprised that he started out orginally at Disney. I read the book after the first week I got it. I could not put it down. I liked the fact that it broke it down in sections based on his films. I think this would make an excellant gift for any one who is a Burton fan. A note to fellow Americans since the book is published abroad it uses England's way of spelling things such as colour instead of color. I would highly recomend this book to any one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tim Burton is my life!
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MarciMT More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of Tim Burton, you need to read this book. It gives you a wonderful insight into his thought process and the motivations behind his visions.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have ever enjoyed a movie by Tim burton, or ever had a dream to become a film maker, then this book is for your. There is no doubt in my mind that everyone who reads this will be thourally entertained. The book focuses a lot on his films, and his career as a film maker, and not so much on his life. However, don't let that drag you away from it. The book never lets up, and you will enjoy it not only one time, but many times after that. I really do recomend this title to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although the book is thoroughly entertaining, I recommend it only to fans of Burton who would like to know how he works, and what makes him tick. The book chronicles everything in his career from animating at Disney to the filming of Sleepy Hollow. It is full of pictures and Burton's own unique drawings. Mark Salisbury (who also does wonderful articles for Premiere) does a great job at editing the book, and it also brings a nice foreword by Johnny Depp. About the only complaint I have is that I thought it would be more about Tim himself, and not just his films, but I cannot complain. I read the entire book in two sittings and was hungry for more.