Genre and Narrative Establishment in Edward Scissorhands and Sleep Hollow by Tim Burton

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Genre and Narrative Establishment in Edward Scissorhands and Sleep Hollow by Tim Burton Genre is the French word for 'type'. Type is the kind of text it is. The genre of a film text may be Sci-Fi, Horror, Action, Romantic, Comedy, etc. In most films, the genres are combined, this is known as a 'hybrid genre'. Narrative of a film is the structure or order in which the plot (sequence of event) is presented to an audience. This piece of coursework is going to discuss how Tim Burton establishes genre and narrative in the opening five minutes of two films, 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Sleepy Hollow'. Timothy William Burton was born in Burbank, California, USAon August 25th in 1958. He was not very…show more content…
Credits in films are very important because it gives the audience an idea of what the genre of the film is. Credits at the beginning of films and it show the name of the main actors and actresses that are going to appear in the movie. Jim Carrey is an example of an actor who when the audience sees his name in the credit, they automatically know that there's going to be a bit of comedy in the film. One major character in both films where played by Johnny Depp. Before the film credits in Edward Scissorhands the audience can see that the 20th Century fox logo is covered in snow. This emphasises the time the film was released and it informs the audience that the period of time in which the film is set. In Edward Scissorhands, there is a heart shaped biscuit while the credits were being show, making the viewers wonder what is going on and what's going to happen. It suggests that the film is probably about loving. There is an also human hand shown which the audience connects with the title and as well with the narrative. At the end of the credits, the title of the film is shown. The word 'Edward' and 'Scissorhands' were on top of another and it opens and closes like a scissors, which relates to the title. But this

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