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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 | Z-list
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Z-list

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Before Uwe Boll there was Edward D. Wood Jr., a director so hapless that his greatest work, Plan 9 From Outer Space, is also the worst movie ever made. The sets seem permanently [-remove] on the verge of collapse, the flying saucers don't so much fly as wobble, and the dialogue makes no sense whatsoever ("Why's it so important you contact the governments of our earth?"; "Because of death!!"). Needless to say, Burton loved it. "When you watch his movies, yeah, they're bad, but they're special," he insists. The director was drawn to his first biopic like one of Wood's shonky tractor beams: by Wood's defiant hopefulness; by the parallels between his own surrogate father/son relationship with Vincent Price and Wood's bond with B�la Lugosi; and, presumably, by the chance to clad one of Hollywood's heartthrobs in angora. "I understand it too", he says of Wood's cross-dressing, "women's clothes are more comfortable".

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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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