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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 | Henry Selick
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Henry Selick

Henry Selick

Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie and Doctor Finklestein all came into being in the leaves of a three-page poem Burton penned while still at Disney, but came to life under the meticulous supervision of fellow CalArts alumnus and Disney in-betweener Henry Selick. At 35, Burton lacked the patience for stop-motion direction and, with Batman 2 to occupy him, only visited the San Francisco set a handful of times, living Selick to weave his stop-motion magic. Selick admits that the 'Tim Burton Presents' prefix rankled, but speaks warmly of their creative partnership. "Tim was the father of the film but I'm the mother. He came up with this brilliant idea - the collision of the holidays - and these great characters and the look of the film, but he gave me enormous freedom." Burton would make his stop-motion feature debut 12 years later with Corpse Bride, winning his first and only Oscar nomination.

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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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