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

Beetlejuice

Possibly the director's most universally beloved film - really, who doesn't love a socket-haired bio-exorcist? - Beetlejuice mixes suburban fairytale, gothic horror, giant Saturn sandworms and Harry Belafonte singing about bananas into something unheard of at the time: a stream-of-consciousness, deliriously cheesy B movie that sold at the box office. Burton's first forays into stop-motion and blue screen give it a timelessly homemade feel, while the casting is pitch-perfect: Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis and Jeffrey Jones all gleefully pitching themselves into the fun. Strange to think, though, that Betelgeuse could have been Sammy Davis Jr., Burton's first choice for the role.

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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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