Edward Scissorhands Mood Analysis

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Tim Burton has more opportunities as a director than an author to convey mood and tone. In one of his most popular movies, Edward Scissorhands, he creates a sinister mood by creating a character with scissor hands. This gives us a feeling that this character is dangerous and may be harmful. Tim Burton uses exaggerated features and contrasting color to create unique characters that don’t fall in society’s norms. Lighting is key in a movie, if a film as high-key lighting it establishes an illusion the mood is happy and cheerful. On the other hand, Burton uses low-key lighting to compose a mysterious mood. For instance, in the movie Edward Scissorhands, he alters the lighting from Pegs town and Edwards home on the top of the hill. Pegs town

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