History Creator / TimBurton

14th Jan '18 12:11:19 PM TheGreatConversation
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Asterisked titles indicate that they started Burton's favorite leading man, Creator/JohnnyDepp.

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Asterisked titles Asterisks indicate that they started titles starring Burton's favorite leading man, Creator/JohnnyDepp.
19th Dec '17 5:37:06 PM 8BrickMario
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** As character design goes, he frequently includes MessyHair (much like his own), UndeathlyPallor, CreepyShadowedUndereyes, and unusual menswear (including exaggerated NiceHats).

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** As character design goes, he frequently includes MessyHair (much like his own), UndeathlyPallor, CreepyShadowedUndereyes, and unusual menswear (including exaggerated NiceHats).[[NiceHat hats]]).



* GothSpirals: One of his signature motifs. Look closely at the page picture; he even has one in his hair.

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* GothSpirals: One of his signature motifs.motifs, which he subverts when it even pops up in his less spooky films. Look closely at the page picture; he even has one in his hair.
13th Dec '17 8:15:36 PM jormis29
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* NightmareFace: Burton usually manages to sneak at least one into his movies somewhere. For example, Large Marge in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure,'' the newscaster who takes Smilex in ''Film/{{Batman}},'' the witch in the forest in ''Film/SleepyHollow,'' Jack scaring Lock, Shock, and Barrel in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas,'' ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}},'' (many examples), the twins in ''Film/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'' and so on and so forth. Even in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' the young Wonka sports [[BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill a rather nightmarish set of braces.]]

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* NightmareFace: Burton usually manages to sneak at least one into his movies somewhere. For example, Large Marge in ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure,'' the newscaster who takes Smilex in ''Film/{{Batman}},'' the witch in the forest in ''Film/SleepyHollow,'' ''Film/{{Sleepy Hollow|1999}},'' Jack scaring Lock, Shock, and Barrel in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas,'' ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}},'' (many examples), the twins in ''Film/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren'' and so on and so forth. Even in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' the young Wonka sports [[BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill a rather nightmarish set of braces.]]



* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: Bruce Wayne in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', the Mad Hatter in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', Ichabod Crane in ''Film/SleepyHollow'', Edward in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', Emily (via song) in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', Film/{{Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}, and Maggie (Victoria) in ''Film/DarkShadows.''

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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: Bruce Wayne in ''Film/{{Batman}}'', the Mad Hatter in ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'', Ichabod Crane in ''Film/SleepyHollow'', ''Film/{{Sleepy Hollow|1999}}'', Edward in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands'', Emily (via song) in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', Film/{{Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}, and Maggie (Victoria) in ''Film/DarkShadows.''
29th Nov '17 3:59:02 PM 8BrickMario
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** As character design goes, he frequently includes MessyHair (much like his own), UndeathlyPallor, CreepyShadowedUndereyes, and unusual menswear (including exaggerated NiceHats).
22nd Oct '17 12:21:45 PM MackWylde
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* CentralTheme: His films are usually about isolation, individuality, loneliness and finding your inner self.
1st Oct '17 4:49:13 PM dlchen145
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Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (August 25, 1958-) is an American animator, film director, and King of the {{Perky Goth}}s. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Creator/{{Disney}} animator, working together with Andreas Deja. Before rising to fame, he made a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short version of "Frankenweenie" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.

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Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (August (born August 25, 1958-) 1958) is an American animator, film director, and King of the {{Perky Goth}}s. He studied at Cal Arts before being hired as a Creator/{{Disney}} animator, working together with Andreas Deja. Before rising to fame, he made a live-action short adaptation of "Hansel and Gretel", the animated short called "Vincent" (narrated by Creator/VincentPrice), the original short version of "Frankenweenie" and "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" for Shelley Duvall's ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.
27th Sep '17 12:51:01 PM SeptimusHeap
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While BatmanReturns and SweeneyTodd can be more on the cynical end, most of his films are pretty much on the idealistic end of the scale despite his dark and weird movies and characters.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While BatmanReturns Film/BatmanReturns and SweeneyTodd Film/SweeneyTodd can be more on the cynical end, most of his films are pretty much on the idealistic end of the scale despite his dark and weird movies and characters.
21st Sep '17 6:43:34 PM MackWylde
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* PerkyGoth: While he may not be the TropeNamer, he is a stand out. He loves building his films around something in the gothic and the macabre, but Burton himself is a very peace-loving NiceGuy.
17th Sep '17 10:05:03 AM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While BatmanReturns and SweeneyTodd can be more on the cynical end, most of his films are pretty much on the idealistic end of the scale.


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While BatmanReturns and SweeneyTodd can be more on the cynical end, most of his films are pretty much on the idealistic end of the scale despite his dark and weird movies and characters.
17th Sep '17 9:58:39 AM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: While BatmanReturns and SweeneyTodd can be more on the cynical end, most of his films are pretty much on the idealistic end of the scale.
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