Effective Use Of Cinematic Techniques In Tim Burton's Films

Decent Essays
Tim Burton, known for his movies that, most of the time, can fit into the horrific genre. As a result of his troubled childhood, Tim Burton directed mostly horror movies. He is well known for his films Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands and Alice in Wonderland. Tim Burton was looked at as weird when he was a little kid. He once said ”Everybody in the whole world has been misperceived. At school, you wanted something to come across this way and it didn’t come across… It’s why you struggle as a child and you draw and you want to create. There is an impulse to be seen. For yourself: what you are.”. He grew up to make his all of his movies with at least a bit of horror added into the movie.
Tim Burton uses lighting to create a certain kind of mood depending on how the characters feel in a lot of his movies. Three good examples would be Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Edward Scissorhands. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton uses lighting to show how poor and sad Charlie’s life is. In the movie, The lighting turns darker when the camera transitions into Charlie’s house. When the camera focused on the inside of the factory, The lighting turned bright to show the excitement. In the movie Alice in Wonderland, the lighting is always bright
…show more content…
In Edward scissorhands, every time Edward moves his fingers, a loud scissor sound plays. The sound is edited in there to remind the audience of how sharp and dangerous Edward would be. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a little girl eats the special new bubble gum and turns into a giant blueberry. When the girl is rolled, the people edit in a little ground sharing and the sound of breaking stone. Those sounds are edited to show how large the girl was compared to what she was. As the girl is stretching, it make kind of an inflating sound like someone is inflating a balloon. In Alice in Wonderland there isn’t a lot of
Get Access