Words of Wisdom:

"We define culture,culture defines us." - Tigris

Tim Burton

  • Date Submitted: 03/28/2010 04:24 AM
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I agree with Tim Burton’s statement. Tim Burton has used his two films, Edward Scissorhands and Big Fish to comment on society’s flaws. He comments on society about conformity, intolerance, prejudice and hypocrisy. He comments about false claims and society’s behaviour towards Edward Scissorhands and Edward Bloom.

Tim Burton was raised in Burbank, California. He spent most of his childhood drawing cartoons and watching old movies. He spent his days feeding on a steady diet of horror and science fiction movies. After graduating from high school, he attended California Institute of the Arts. There his career began. For three years Burton made no films until he was given an opportunity to make film Beetle Juice. The film was filled with such artistic and quirky that Burton did not missed a chance. Beetle Juice was big hit. After this, he planned to make Batman. A film based on popular comic book series. The film was the most financially successful film of the year and Burtons biggest box office hit. Due to the fantastic success of his films, Burton was given as opportunity to make his next film in any kind of film he wanted. Burton’s next film was Edward Scissorhands. It was one of his most emotional, esteemed and artistic film ever. Johnny Depp was Burton’s first film actor.

In this film, Burton featured a character named Edward Scissorhands and used him to comment on society’s flaws. In the film Edward Scissorhands, Edward’s heart was made out of cookie and he was being formed into human. He had scissors for hands and had pasty, pale skin with scars all over his face. He talks and behaves like child and is unconfident. He doesn’t have extended vocabulary, due to no interaction with outside world, other than his father. He wears black leather with zips and buckles on it; and most importantly he doesn’t likes hurting his loved ones. Especially the girl he loves.

My response to Edward Scissorhands was one of horror. The music was haunting,...


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