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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 | Vincent Price

Vincent Price

Everyone has their heroes growing up - Tim Burton's just happened to have a twiddly moustaches and fiendish grins. Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi were all favourites but Vincent Price was an idol. Burton lapped up Price's turns in Roger Corman B movies and Hammer Horrors, in which he usually appeared as some kind of demented professor or eccentric millionaire - or, in the case of House on Haunted Hill, an eccentric and demented millionaire. His filmmaking tribute was Vincent, a short claymation about a 7 year-old boy who wants to be Vincent Price when he grows up. It's dedicated to and narrated by Price, who quotes from Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven, and an early glimpse of both the director's genius and twisted humour.

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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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