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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tim Burton: From VINCENT (1982) to DARK SHADOWS (2012)

This past month Take-Up Productions has been showing various Tim Burton movies at the Trylon Microcinema. Take-Up Productions is a local group dedicated to showing various classics at the Trylon, Riverview and Heights Theater. I've been able to attend the last three screenings: Beetlejuice, Batman, and Edward Scissorhands. These are all movies I grew up watching and have only gained a greater appreciation for them as I got older. Tim Burton definitely is a visionary. His style could be considered dark and gothic, but there is definitely a funny, quirky, and beautiful side to it.

His last few movies have been very different for him. He moved more into the CGI and 3-D worlds, which don't have the same affect as his older movies have on the viewer. His next movie is another adaptation for him, Dark Shadows. Naturally, long time collaborator Johnny Depp is playing the lead, Barnabas Collins. The first set of publicity shots have been released recently. From the looks of the style, it appears that Dark Shadows might be a nice return to the old Tim Burton instead of the new Tim Burton. PLUS, Michelle Pfeiffer is in it. I'm already sold.


Starring: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earl Haley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Lee Miller, and Eva Green

Opening May 11, 2012

A look back at his filmography...

2012 Dark Shadows
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2005 Corpse Bride
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2003 Big Fish
2001 Planet of the Apes
1999 Sleepy Hollow
1996 Mars Attacks!
1994 Ed Wood
1992 Batman Returns
1990 Edward Scissorhands
1989 Batman
1988 Beetlejuice
1986 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV series)
– Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (1986)
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure
1984 Frankenweenie (short)
1982 Vincent (short)- narrated by Vincent Price!

My Favorite: Edward Scissorhands

My LEAST favorite: Alice in Wonderland

What are your favorite Tim Burton movies? Feel free to leave comments below!

If you haven't seen Vincent, here it is:

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