Burton on Burton

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A revised edition of the only book to explore the unique brilliance of director Tim Burton's work, including a new chapter on the making of Sleepy Hollow.

Still only in his thirties, Tim Burton has established himself in the past fifteen years as one of the great visionaries of film. With the Batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, and, most recently, Sleepy Hollow, he has continually broken new ground both visually and ...

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Overview

A revised edition of the only book to explore the unique brilliance of director Tim Burton's work, including a new chapter on the making of Sleepy Hollow.

Still only in his thirties, Tim Burton has established himself in the past fifteen years as one of the great visionaries of film. With the Batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, and, most recently, Sleepy Hollow, 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, Burton 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, he also discusses the influence of 1950s sci-fi and 1970s disaster films on Mars Attacks! as well as how he conceived his highly stylized approach to the content and setting of Sleepy Hollow, his acclaimed retelling of the Washington Irving story that stars Johnny Depp, perhaps the actor most identified with Burton's work. Enhanced by stills from the films, storyboards, and illustrations of set designs for all his major films, Burton on Burton provides insights and information about the man and his work, throwing light on both his unique artistic vision and on the extraordinary films that have been the result.

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Editorial Reviews

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"[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."—Johnny Depp, from the Foreword
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571229260
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 9/19/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 314,378
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.61 (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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Childhood in Burbank 1
Disney and Vincent 9
Hansel and Gretel, Frankenweenie and Aladdin's Lamp 26
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 42
Beetlejuice 54
Batman 70
Edward Scissorhands 84
Batman Returns 102
The Nightmare Before Christmas 115
Cabin Boy and Ed Wood 128
James and the Giant Peach, Mars Attacks!, Superman Lives and The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy 145
Sleepy Hollow 164
Filmography 185
Bibliography 198
Note on the Editor 199
Index 201
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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    This book was a great Chritmas gift.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Tim Burton is my life!

    Tim Burton is my life!

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Incredibly entertaining!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2004

    Film Lovers to Film Makers

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2001

    A Satisfying Read

    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.

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