Much of the world has been taught to fear the unknown and usually even the new. When most people were just children they were taught not to talk to strangers, which is a good thing. However, this made them fear the new and unknown, which is now a large part of society today. A popular movie director named Tim Burton has illustrated this concept in many of his films using several different cinematic techniques. He has shown that we should be more accepting, and what good can come of it. Burton uses outcast characters and the art of contrasting settings to show that society believes the unknown and new is not acceptable, and even dangerous.
Burton uses outcast characters in most of his films that he has directed. These characters reveal Burton’s…show more content… For instance, he uses contrasting settings in Edward Scissorhands to show the difference between the town and the mansion where Edward was living. The scene shows Peg, looking at the town, which is all bright and pretty and surreal, and then she turns and looks at the mansion which is dark and brooding looking. The difference is so drastic that you know that it is on purpose to illustrate something. In this instance it is obvious that no one wants to go up there because they do not know what is up on the hill, in the mansion. They fear what they do not know, which can be attributed to the fact that no one has been seen up there for a long time. While this is one example there is another in Mrs. Peregrine home for Peculiar Children which spans several scenes. It takes place when Jake (the main character) is caught back in time. The mansion that all the children live at is very bright and pretty, it has a large amount of energy and makes everything seem happy and perfect in that area, despite the differences in the children. Then, in a later scene, the setting is in the small town on the island. The town is very dark looking with little color, and all the citizens seem unhappy. These scenes approach the idea in a different way, with still the same meaning. It shows that society should not be afraid of what they