Tim Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer, poet and stop motion artist. He is known for his dark, gothic, macabre and quirky horror and fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie, and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, its first sequel Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.
Burton is known for using recurring collaborators on his works; among them are Johnny Depp, who has become a close friend of Burton since their first film together; musician Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but two of the films Burton has directed; and actress — as well as his domestic partner — Helena Bonham Carter. He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009.
Burton has directed 16 films and produced 12 as of 2012. He is currently working on Big Eyes, a biographical drama film about Walter Keane and his wife Margaret.
Burton "exorcised demons" by basing movie characters on his own childhood enemies. The director found it therapeutic to cast clueless jocks in Beetlejuice because it reminded him of his own school bullies. Burton says, "Film making is all about exorcising certain demons. "Those guys reminded me of people I went to school with. "Taking someone who tortured you in high school helps you to stay passionate and be personal, even in projects that are big Hollywood movies. "It takes something that's unreal and anchors it in its own reality."
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Posted By: N2all |
3/18/14 1:23 PM
I so love his movies and his artwork. I dont remember the part in Beetlejuice he is referring to so I will just have to go back and check it out now.