5 Reasons Why Tim Burton is an Interesting Director
Tim Burton is one awesome director who gave us wonderful films like ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Ed Wood’, ‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Big Fish’. These were movies that have individually gained cult status in cinema. Tim Burton has created his own style over the years, and has done an extremely good job with it. He has worked with some of the most interesting actors, and has helped in transforming their image and creating their acting styles. Here are a few reasons for why Tim Burton is one of the most interesting directors of Hollywood.
1. He is associated with Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is famous for the eccentric characters he has played during his career. He has an acting style which is unique to him. This is what separates Johnny Depp from the rest of the actors. Ever wondered what makes Johnny Depp so special? ‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Ed Wood’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Corpse Bride’, ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Dark Shadows’ are all films which helped in shaping him and his career. All these movies were directed by Tim Burton. If you for once question the fact that Tim Burton is responsible for making Johnny Depp who he is today, you need to watch ‘Beetlejuice’. In that film, Michael Keaton’s character has strikingly similar tones and style. And ‘Beetlejuice’ came in 1988 when Depp was still doing television. These similarities suggest that there is a lot of Tim Burton in all his films and actors.
2. He has a fantastic sense of art direction
Tim Burton is truly one of the finest directors of Hollywood. His sense of art and esthetics is highly evolved. He has his signature style. Be it his feature films, live action films, short films, or animated films, they all can be noticed and recognized as his work from the very first shot of the film. His landscaping is stunning, and the most unique part is his art direction. It is this very sense that makes him quirky. Also, it has helped him in creating a fantastical space. Tim Burton’s work and art has been exhibited at various museums including Museum of Modern Art – New York and Australian Centre of Moving Image. He has had a fine eye for paintings and art. He has expanded beyond the general notion of animation, and played with certain forms which were considered redundant and outdated. He brought back the clay puppets to cinema.
3. He writes the most interesting characters
Tim Burton has a tendency to empathize with social outlaws. He always sees sense in things which are easily discarded. His films have interesting ghosts, people from the underworld, and vampires. He sees a heart in everyone and it reflects in the kind of characters he writes. These characters can be read at so many levels. He makes them simple and yet so complex. Their drives are simple, but the connotations are really complex. Tim Burton is often accused of being twisted. He can talk about extremely gruesome things with such ease and humor, and that is precisely because of his well-crafted highly interesting characters. His characters are both weird and wonderful. In ‘Beetlejuice’, there is an exorcism scene which has been carried out so well because of how loveable he had made the ghosts of the story so far. It is almost painful to see the spirits being tortured.