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Tim Burton

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by jodyguercio, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. jodyguercio

    jodyguercio Active Member

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    Why is he considered such a good filmmaker?
     
  2. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    Don't know. I enjoy his films but they all look the same to me. Sometimes I feel I'm watching the same movie with different actors.
     
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Because he's unique.

    I personally like some of Tim Burton's stuff. Some I don't. My favorite Tim Burton movie is Edward Scissorhands. Strange movie but I don't think a fairy tale has ever looked and sounded so good especially with Danny Elfman's fantastic score.
     
  4. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I agree. That was my first exposure to J.Depp, an actor I really admire. I haven't seen Burton's latest film, I really want to.

    However, unique is not necessarily synonymous with great or even good.:)
     
  5. jodyguercio

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    Chris I think you hit on it, some of his films are great ieEdward Scissorhands and the two Batman films. But then there are other films like the upcoming Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that just really don't appeal to me personally. It's as if he is trying too hand to make them zany, and for lack of a better word, weird.
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    Totally agree. Some of his movies are just plain "out there". However for some reason I did enjoy Planet of the Apes. Don't know why. Maybe it was dark nature of the film.
     
  7. Marlin Guy

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    Because people like his movies. Not all people, but enough to make his works successful and profitable.
     
  8. ddockery

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    I'm guesing it's because he does such a great job of setting the mood of the film.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I've asked that same question many times - no takers on any good answer that I've spoken with around here...

    Those where he tries to deviate from reality are the toughest to enjoy IMHO.

    No doubt he has his own "style"....just can't find anyone who cares for it.
     
  10. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I got into that argument with my kids. I have a lot easier time grasping Tim Burton's reality more than some of the fantasy stuff out there like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. I fall asleep during those movies. Flying dragons and broomstick wars are just too much for me.
    :)
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    You're not likely to find them in the places you frequent.
    It's a birds of a feather thing.

    I don't care for hip-hop, and I consider the people who perform as neither talented nor musicians. Yet, they sell millions of records and do very well.
     
  12. Cholly

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    One of my favorite Burton movies is BeetleJuice. Just a lot of fun.
    It should also be noted that he either directed or produced three of the Batman movies.
     
  13. coldsteel

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    Really? I didn't realize that. Which one other than Batman and Batman Returns?
     
  14. machavez00

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    He was producer for Batman Forever.

    I love Mars Attacks
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    There's certainly alot of truth to all that....but making things overly-weird just to be "different" is a stretch over simple special effects.

    Burton is to movies what Stephen King is to books.....someone who beats to a different drummer. People seem to either love 'em or don't care for them at all.
     

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