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Burton on Burton

Burton on Burton

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With the Batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, and, most recently, Sleepy Hollow, Tim Burton has established himself as one of the great visionaries of film. He has continually broken new ground both visually and thematically, exploring the dark anguish-as well as the dark humor-that animates many of his

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With the Batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, and, most recently, Sleepy Hollow, Tim Burton has established himself as one of the great visionaries of film. He has continually broken new ground both visually and thematically, exploring the dark anguish-as well as the dark humor-that animates many of his characters while also creating a densely textured, sometimes bizarre look specific to each film.

In Burton on Burton, he talks to Mark Salisbury about his training as an animator at Disney, the importance of design in his films, and the recurring themes present in his work. In this revised edition, Burton also discusses how he conceived his highly stylized approach to the content and setting of Sleepy Hollow-his acclaimed retelling of the Washington Irving story -which stars Johnny Depp, perhaps the actor most identified with Burton's work.

Enhanced by film stills, storyboards, and illustrations of set designs for his films, Burton on Burton-called "a must for fans" by Empire magazine-provides insights and information about the man and his work, throwing light on both Burton's unique artistic vision and the extraordinary films that have been the result.

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere magazine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers. He lives in England.

Editorial Reviews

from the Foreword Johnny Depp
[Burton] is, to me, a true genius and I wouldn't use that word with too many people, believe me. You can't label what he does. It's not magic, because that would imply some sort of trickery. It's not just skill, because that seems like it's learned. What he has is a very special gift that we don't see every day. It's not enough to call him a filmmaker. The rare title of 'genius' is a better fit . . . in not just film but drawings, photographs, thought, insight, and ideas . . . I have never seen someone so obviously out of place fit right in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571205073
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers

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