Tim Burton and his work (aprentic3)

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Esta presentación forma parte del curso de UNEDCOMA "TICS para enseñar y aprender". La realicé durante la carrera de filología inglesa y es por eso que está en inglés.

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Tim Burton and his work (aprentic3)

  1. 1. Tim Burton
  2. 2. LIFE AND BACKGROUND♠ Timothy William "Tim" Burton ♠ Dark films and cinema blockbusters♠ Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carterand Danny Elfman♠ Burbank, California, August 25, 1958♠ He was a shy child who loved horrorand moster films and whose hero wasVincent Price♠ California Institute of the Arts Character Animation
  3. 3. FIRST WORKS♠ Walt Disney Productions animation studio♠ Concept artist on The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985) not a good experience♠ First short  Vincent (1982), stop motion♠ Frankenweenie (1984), live-action short(he wants to make a feature film for 2011)
  4. 4. Pee-wees Big Adventure (1985)♠ Burton left Disney♠ Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee) offered him the job♠ Small budget ($8 million)  grossed morethan $40 million♠ Danny Elfman provided the music
  5. 5. Beetlejuice (1988)♠ Burton was sent several scripts lack of imagination and originality♠ Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones andMichael Keaton♠ He wanted a style similar to B-movies♠ Financial and critical success♠ An animated television series basedon the film
  6. 6. Batman (1989 )♠ First big budget film ♠ Michael Keaton as Batman♠ Biggest marketing and merchandisingcampaign in film history at the time♠ Won the Academy Award for BestArt Direction♠ One of the most influential Hollywoodmovies of the last few decades
  7. 7. Edward Scissorhands (1990)♠ Considered Burton’s best movie♠ Seen as Burtons autobiographyof his own childhood ("Tim is Edward“)♠ Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder andVincent Price♠ Themes  self-discovery and isolation♠ Gothic fiction♠ Box office success and positivefeedback from critics
  8. 8. Batman Returns (1992)♠ Sequel of Batman♠ He was granted total control♠ Michael Keaton repeats as Batman♠ Darker and more personal♠ Too scary, overt sexuality♠ Financial success♠ Last Batman film directed by Burton
  9. 9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)♠ Written and produced by Burton,but not directed (Henry Selick)♠ Development deal with Disney♠ Musical, stop-motion movie♠ “Too dark and too scary” for kids♠ Accused of rascism by some groups♠ 3-D version in 2006♠ Good reception (merchandising)
  10. 10. Ed Wood (1994)♠ Film of smaller scale♠ Based on director Ed Wood’s life “the worst director of all time”♠ Starring Johnny Depp♠ Homage to low-budget sci-fi and horror films♠ “Plan 9: From outer space”♠ Bad box office but critical acclaim
  11. 11. Mars Attacks! (1996)♠ Indirect homage to Woods films♠ Based on a popular science fictiontrading card series♠ Hybrid of 1950s science fiction and1970s all-star disaster films♠ All-star cast (Jack Nicholson, PierceBrosnan, Natalie Portman…)♠ Spoof of the blockbuster, IndependenceDay♠ Mostly ignored by American audiences
  12. 12. Sleepy Hollow (1999)♠Based on Washington Irvin’s “The Legendof Sleepy Hollow”♠ The story is completely different♠ Homage to the horror movies of theEnglish company Hammer Films♠ Academy Award for Best Art Direction♠ Criticized for its amount of violence andbloodshed
  13. 13. Planet of the Apes (2001)♠ Radical change of style♠ It isn’t a remake of the earlier film♠ Considered inferior than the first one♠ Financial success♠ Helena Bonham Carter ( Burton’scurrent partner)
  14. 14. Big Fish (2003)♠ Big Fish: A Novel of MythicProportions by Daniel Wallace♠ Reconciliation of the father-sonrelationship♠ Burton’s parents had died recently♠ Combination of an emotional dramawith exaggerated tall tales♠ Starring Ewan McGregor
  15. 15. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)♠ Adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl♠ It stays closer to the book than1971’s adaptation♠ Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter,Danny Elfman♠ Good reception and different critiques
  16. 16. Corpse Bride (2005)♠ Burtons first full-length stop-motionfilm as a director♠ Set in the Victorian Era♠ Marriage as a vehicle to wealth anda higher social status♠ Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter♠ Land of the Living vs. Land of the Dead
  17. 17. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)♠ Musical thriller horror film♠ Re-tells the Victorian melodramatic tale of Sweeney Todd♠ Macabre tone, gore, blood♠ Favorable public reaction
  18. 18. Alice in Wonderland (2010)♠ Based on Lewis Carroll’s tale♠ Alice thirteen years later♠ Victorian Era♠ Live action and animation♠ More like a story than a seriesof events
  19. 19. The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy♠ 1997, childrens poetry book writtenand illustrated by Burton♠ Black humour♠ Stories about strange kidsSUE“To avoid a law suit,well just call her Sue(or "that girl who likesto sniff lots of glue").The reason I knowthat this is the caseis when she blow her nose,kleenex sticks to her face.”
  20. 20. THE END

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