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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 | Quixotic
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Quixotic


Burton's most personal film, Big Fish, is a touching reflection on father/son relationships made in the wake of his own father's death. He wryly describes it as "a semi-cheap form of therapy" (although with a $70m budget, probably not that cheap). It's a cathartic realisation of Burton's often difficult relationship with his own dad that follows travelling salesman Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor as a young man; Albert Finney as the older Bloom) through a series of fantastical adventures. "It was always interesting to me to be emotional without being overly schmaltzy," says Burton of it, "otherwise it's just an episode of Days of our Lives." Even tackling themes so close to his heart, Burton's love of the quirky shines through - after all, which other director would make a semi-autobiographic movie involving werewolves, troubled giants and a pair of conjoined twins called Ping and Jing?

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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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