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The A To Z Of Tim Burton
The Alice in Wonderland director's career in 26 easy pieces
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The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Oyster Boy
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

For Burton fans in need of a quick fix of the weird, bleak, gothic tones that make his work so, well, Burtonesque, there's no better bookshelf filler than the weird, bleak, gothic book of poetry known as The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories. A series of odd rhyming tales of 20 plus poems, written and illustrated by the man himself and featuring the likes of The Pin Cushion Queen, Jimmy, the Hideous Penguin Boy and The Girl Who Turned into a Bed, it's a bizarre little world of hybrid half-humans and dark, dark puns. One character that appears in the book, Stain Boy, even went on to bigger things in the form of a series of flash animation shorts which you can check out online.

Image courtesy of Tim Burton's: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy. Available in the UK through www.forbiddenplanet.com and in the US through www.timburton.com.

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1 RE: Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Friday March 5, 2010, 11:06 by JIm R
enius, love his films. t="trebuchet ms"] ith Hitchcock, my fave director. Read More

2 Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Thursday March 4, 2010, 22:43 by film nut
The Batman films Tim did were always the best. I always used to read the Batman graphic novels and later there was a Robin set also. It would be good if Tim could make a Robin film, the kind of dark, gothic look would be perfect and you could count on it being well made. The film would write itself virtually and im sure plenty of people would go see it. Hope for it by 2011ish, sure it will make a packet :-) Read More


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