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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 | Gothic
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Gothic

Gothic

Goths, ghouls and Grand Guignol: three Burton hallmarks given their head in Sleepy Hollow, an almost-but-not-quite adaptation of Washington Irving's story. Burton's Sleepy Hollow is a mist-shrouded folk fantasia that takes one of America's iconic tales and twists it into something unmistakably 'Burtonesque', a vision fuelled by his boyhood love of Hammer Horrors. "Tim says that he was brought up watching my movies," says Christopher Lee, cast here as just the kind of pompous lawman that used to get right up his nose as Dracula. "Sleepy Hollow was his tribute to the Hammer Horror movies he remembers so vividly." His half-lit, half-real gothic worlds - Gotham, Sweeney Todd's London, even Halloween Town - make Burton Hollywood's go-to man for dark-hued magical realism, but it's the humour here, and Depp's scaredy-cat Ichabod, that makes it.

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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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