The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream

The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
     
 

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Tim Burton has had a massive impact on twentieth and twenty-first century culture through his films, art, and writings. The contributors to this volume examine how his aesthetics, influences, and themes reflect the shifting cinematic practices and social expectations in Hollywood and American culture by tracing Burton's move from a peripheral figure in the 1980s to

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Tim Burton has had a massive impact on twentieth and twenty-first century culture through his films, art, and writings. The contributors to this volume examine how his aesthetics, influences, and themes reflect the shifting cinematic practices and social expectations in Hollywood and American culture by tracing Burton's move from a peripheral figure in the 1980s to the center of Hollywood filmmaking. Attentive not only to Burton's films but to his art and poetry, this collection explores Burton's popularity and cultural significance as both a nonconformist and a mainstream auteur.

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'Weinstock, who knows his unconventional filmmakers well, provides a carefully modulated trove of essays that effectively cover the Burton oeuvre, even as they demonstrate the perhaps surprising variety of his work. Each essay is a gem, with the whole adding up to a serious, provocative exploration of the films.' - R. Barton Palmer, Director of Film Studies, Clemson University, USA, and author of Joel and Ethan Coen and Shot on Location: The Postwar American Realist Film

"Tim Burton is a phenomenon of modern film, blending the humorous, the horrific, the macabre, and the magical with extraordinary skill. Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock's wide-ranging collection delves into Burton's career from Frankenweenie (1984) to Frankenweenie (2012), exploring the richness of his themes, the complexity of his allusions, and the nonstop inventiveness of his visual style. A treat for Burton's countless admirers, a welcoming introduction for newcomers." - David Sterritt, Professor of Film, Columbia University, USA, Chair, National Society of Film Critics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137370822
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/07/2013
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is Professor of English at Central Michigan University, USA. He is the author or editor of sixteen books including The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2013), The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema (2012), Charles Brockden Brown (2011), Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women (2008), and Reading Rocky Horror (2008).

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