Tim Burton: World Renowned Director
Tim Burton, producing some of the most world renown movies, created many well known films filled to the brim with action, fear, suspense, and adventurous scenes.
Many of his motion pictures from Planet of the Apes to Beetlejuice consisted of these sense stimulating moods.Tim Burton is a movie director, producer, and screenwriter who was captivated by fantasy/horror stories. He was born on August 25, 1958, and started actualizing his ideas into flicks around 1984. His role model as a child was Dr. Seuss who inspired him to work at Disney.
He was so intrigued by his role model that he made these movies of action, adventure, and suspense.In many of Tim Burton’s prized creations, he uses framing, angles, music, sound, and lighting to make the sense of fear and captivation into many of the moods used in his movies. First of all, Tim Burton uses the cinematic technique of lighting to create a sense of anxiety and dread. There are many ways that one can create illusions using light, but Burton mainly focuses on shadows and darker scenes to make the reader feel tension at the lack of vision and awareness of the surroundings. One movie in which this is presented is in Mrs.
Peregrine’s Home for Particular Children because of the main antagonists are always hiding in the darks and or in foggy areas with dull, worn out clothing (Mrs. Pregiune’s). Burton does this in order to make the characters seem more frightening and mysterious for the audience’s entertainment. The clothing may also give fans the imagery of a madman and or an inexplicable villain.These dingy, somber scenes and characters allow for more suspenseful, dreadful, and anxiety inducing mood.
Secondly, Burton’s famed movie Alice in Wonderland, released in 2010, is a wonderful example of another cinematic technique, framing and angles making the sense of action and suspense. Tim uses this skill in order to show how vast and glorious Wonderland is, but also helps him create a action-packed film with great setting filled with a variety of colors and creatures that we would never hope to see in the real world (Wonderland). With the help of his crew, Tim Burton constructs a place where imagination takes flight which leaves audiences in awe as he takes a new turn on Lewis Carroll’s 1865, “Alice in Wonderland.” Many of the scenes in Burton’s feature take place in large places with many smaller details. A great case of this is when the Mad-Hatter throws the shrunken Alice on his hat in which Burton actually slows down the scene to see Alice’s face and blurs out the background (Wonderland).
This helps create the illusion that the characters are moving very fast and quite high which captivates the viewers. The creative, color-filled scenes in Alice in Wonderland helps Tim burton dazzle fans with the feeling of action and suspense using framing and angles. Lastly, Burton uses music and sounds to make audiences feel on the edge of their seats from pure delight, excitement, and suspense. An exceptional example of Tim using this cinematic technique is in the award winning Batman and its sequel Batman Returns. These films use a variety of different creepy noises like footsteps or sirens, but they also use more intense sounds such as explosions and grunts. A scene in which this is very easily seen is in Batman Returns when Batman is riding his ski boat through the sewers trying to find Penguin? lair in which he gets attacked with missiles creating explosions (Batman Returns).
With the help of a spooky setting, dramatic sounds make suspense and give moviegoers a thrill ride. This scene also has audiences frozen wondering is Batman will survive and or if he will succeed. The original Batman is also filled to the brim with anticipation. An overall occurrence in this movie is all of the sirens and random creepy noises that are playing the whole time during the movie, or at least in the city (Batman). With these noises, Tim Burton is just adding to the suspense that is already build making this movie better.
Sounds and music were a great way to keep audiences captivated and intrigued with what will happen next. In conclusion, Tim Burton, the world renown movie director, uses the cinematic techniques offraming, angles, music, sound, and lighting to make the sense of fear and captivation into many of the moods used in his flicks. First, Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children used lighting in scenes and characters to create a mysterious mood. Second, Alice in Wonderland uses framing and angles to make a sense of action or adventure.
Finally, Batman and Batman Returns uses sounds and music keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Because Tim Burton can use these amazing cinematic techniques, that’s why Tim Burton is such a great movie director. Works Cited: -Burton, Tim, director. Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 30 Sept. 2016. -Burton, Tim, director. Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland, Disney, 5 Mar. 2010. -Prince. Batman. Batman, 23 June 1989. -Prince.
Batman Returns, Batman Returns, 16 June 1992.