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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 | Pee-wee's Big Adventure
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

It's strange to think that Tim Burton's big break in Hollywood came courtesy of a man whose career would ultimately head in the opposite direction with all the speed of an ACME anvil. Paul Reubens - known to HBO audiences as bicycle-loving cornball Pee-wee Herman - plucked Burton from the Disney drawing boards after seeing a clip of Frankenweenie, and gave him the reins to Pee-wee's first feature-length outing. Despite poor reviews, it was a box-office success ($40m grosses off a $7m budget) and led Burton on to Beetlejuice. For Herman, the future held police mugshots and career catastrophe.

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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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