The Films of Tim Burton

The Films of Tim Burton

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Most Tim Burton films are huge box-office successes, and several are already classics. The director's mysterious and eccentric public persona attracts a lot of attention, while the films themselves have been somewhat overlooked. Here, Alison McMahan redresses this imbalance through a close analysis of Burton's key films () and their industrial context. She argues that Burton has been a crucial figure behind many of the transformations taking place in horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films over the last two decades, and demonstrates how his own work draws on a huge range of artistic influences: the films of George Melies, surrealism, installation art, computer games, and many more. The Films of Tim Burton is the most in-depth analysis so far of the work of this unusual filmmaker - a director who has shown repeatedly that it is possible to reject mainstream Hollywood contentions while maintaining critical popularrity and commercial success.Batman(Lowery) and Robin(Duncan) are assignedbyPolice Commissioner Gordon (Talbot) to battle the Wizard (Penn), whocan control cars and planes fromadistance with astolen, topsecret remote control device.The Wizard goes on tostealanbsp;...


Title:The Films of Tim Burton
Author: Alison McMahan
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2014-08-21
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