Appeacances of Tim Burton in His Own Films

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Tim Burton is a unique American filmmaker that grew up watching horror movies, and even lived near a cemetary. He was surely a self admitted oddball. However, Tim's style always seems to appear in any movie he directs. A few movies are Edward scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Corpse Bride. These movies represent his interests, inspirations, and life experiences. Some of Tim's techniques are different, with a touch of darkness, and suspense to create his style of flashbacks, gothic theme, and irony. One element that is contributed to Burton's establishments, and cinematic style are flashbacks. Flashbacks show what occured in the past. For example, in the film Edward scissorhands, there's a scene where Edward Scissorhands has a flashback of his father replacing his hands with prosthetics. Flashbacks make the audience feel sympathy, because he is close to getting hands but his creator died. This flash back is essential for defining Burton's style, because flashbacks are necessary to the plot, or gives characters depth and meaning. Similarly, in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", the director uses flashbacks in the scene where Willy Wonka had a flashback of his childhood. In this scene, the audience learns how Wonka's father was exteremely strict on eating candy. This goes to show how Wonka became a candy maker. Furthermor, in "Corpse bride" Emily, the corpse bride, has a flashback of when she was alive, and when she was in love with a lord. It finally

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