Tim Burton Research Paper

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In his films, Tim Burton creates an unique way to express his morbid and gothic ways. Burton grew up as an odd and solitary kid who spent his days drawing, dreaming, and watching old monster movies. Throughout his directing career, Burton obtained a unique style that appeared unusual to most people, and stood out from most directors. Tim Burton, in Charlie in The Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands, uses low key lighting, low angles, and non-diegetic sound to help convey a dark and lonely feeling. Different types of lighting help depict a specific mood. High key lighting shows splendid and happy feelings, while low key lighting presents dark and suspicious emotions. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton uses low key lighting in order to truly capture isolated and gloomy concerns. For example, Charlie’s house is crammed with all of his family members. The family truly lies within the depths of the lower class, and have a continued cycle of working hard through tough times. Burton used low key lighting to help give the…show more content…
For example, when Willie Wonka announces the closing of the chocolate factory, depressing music plays in the background as each worker loses their job, and leaves Grandpa Joe jobless. Burton used non-diegetic music to elaborate on how Charlie’s family became poor. Likewise in the film Edward Scissorhands, Edward’ s creator slowly dies from a heart attack all because of new human hands that are used for Edward to fit into society. In this situation, Burton used non-diegetic sound to convey the transition from a light and soft scene with cheerful music to a dark and heartbroken scene with mournful music in order for the audience to truly understand why Edward appeared different to others. Furthermore, Burton used non-diegetic music in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to unleash the presence of a sorrowful

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