By Samuel J. Umland

Tim Burton is without doubt one of the so much creative filmmakers on this planet. From his early paintings as an animator for Disney studios to his specified takes on iconic characters like Batman and Alice in Wonderland, Burton’s skewed imaginative and prescient of the area has knowledgeable all of his motion pictures. Imbuing his motion pictures with a comically darkish tone, Burton offers a twisted slant on traditional storytelling.

In The Tim Burton Encyclopedia, Samuel J. Umland seems in any respect facets of this idiosyncratic storyteller’s motion pictures, which regularly show childlike ask yourself and a macabre humor. Entries during this quantity concentrate on Burton’s creative inspirations in addition to artistic team of workers in the back of the digital camera, together with writers, cinematographers, dress designers, artwork administrators, and different collaborators, significantly his common composer Danny Elfman. habitual actors also are represented, comparable to Michael Keaton, Helena Bonham-Carter, Jack Nicholson, and, after all, Johnny Depp. movie entries contain all of his beneficial properties equivalent to Pee-Wee’s titanic Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Big Fish, and Dark Shadows. every one access is by way of a bibliography of released assets, either in print and online.

Featuring entries fascinated by each degree of Burton’s career—including early lively shorts like Frankenweenie and his paintings as a producer—this quantity presents fundamental information regarding the most detailed filmmakers of the prior 3 a long time. entire and exciting, The Tim Burton Encyclopedia will attract students, researchers, and enthusiasts of this singular director’s work.

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