History Film / EdwardScissorhands

23rd Jun '16 7:10:51 AM NOYB
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Along with the break in, the main reason everyone turns against Edward was because Joyce, after Edward did not reciprocate her advances (though, Edward didn't even ''understand'' what was going on), she spreads the word that he tried to rape her. Essentially, she utterly destroys the reputation of an utterly NiceGuy with the emotional age of a small-child, simply because he didn't understand the concept of sex. It's apparent that most people in the neighbourhood are well aware that Joyce is [[MrsRobinson a Cougar]], so it's likely that no-one really ''believed'' that he tried to rape her, they simply wanted [[TheScapegoat an excuse]] to ostracise Edward.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Along with the break in, the main reason everyone turns against Edward was because Joyce, after Edward did not reciprocate her advances (though, Edward didn't even ''understand'' what was going on), she spreads the word that he tried to rape her. Essentially, she utterly destroys the reputation of an utterly NiceGuy with the emotional age of a small-child, small child, simply because he didn't understand the concept of sex. It's apparent that most people in the neighbourhood are well aware that Joyce is [[MrsRobinson a Cougar]], so it's likely that no-one really ''believed'' that he tried to rape her, they simply wanted [[TheScapegoat an excuse]] to ostracise Edward.
7th Jun '16 12:26:13 PM Mdumas43073
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The titular hero (Creator/JohnnyDepp) is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a sort of android. His creator, a lonely inventor (Creator/VincentPrice, in what was his final film appearance), upgraded a robot from his assembly-line machinery in his castle, until he finally ''almost'' completely resembles a human being - however, [[AuthorExistenceFailure he dies just before completing his project]] by giving him hands. Edward is left alone with the scissor-and-shear limbs he already has. He shyly, quietly keeps to himself, passing the time by tending the garden (in particular, sculpting the bushes into whimsical images) until one day, an Avon lady comes calling. You see, while the castle and its residents are straight out of Gothic fantasy, the town at the foot of the hill it stands upon is a 1950s-60s pastel suburbia. Realizing he is friendly and mostly harmless (as he understands the dangers his blades pose) the Avon lady, Peg Boggs, compassionately decides to take him to live with her family.

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The titular hero (Creator/JohnnyDepp) is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a sort of android. His creator, a lonely inventor (Creator/VincentPrice, in what was his final film appearance), upgraded a robot from his assembly-line machinery in his castle, until he finally ''almost'' completely resembles a human being - however, [[AuthorExistenceFailure he dies just before completing his project]] by giving him hands. Edward is left alone with the scissor-and-shear limbs he already has. He shyly, quietly keeps to himself, passing the time by tending the garden (in particular, sculpting the bushes into whimsical images) until one day, an Avon lady comes calling. You see, while the castle and its residents are straight out of Gothic fantasy, the town at the foot of the hill it stands upon is a 1950s-60s pastel suburbia.{{suburbia}}. Realizing he is friendly and mostly harmless (as he understands the dangers his blades pose) the Avon lady, Peg Boggs, compassionately decides to take him to live with her family.



While only a modest success at the time, in part because of the strange premise and perhaps because ''Home Alone'' effectively commandeered the holiday movie season that year (both were 20th Century Fox releases, as it happened), it's since gained a large fanbase, and turned out to be the first of many collaborations between Burton and Depp. In 2005 it was adapted into a ballet by British choreographer Matthew Bourne.

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While only a modest success at the time, in part because of the strange premise and perhaps because ''Home Alone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' effectively commandeered the holiday movie season that year (both were 20th Century Fox releases, as it happened), it's since gained a large fanbase, and turned out to be the first of many collaborations between Burton and Depp. In 2005 it was adapted into a ballet by British choreographer Matthew Bourne.
7th Jun '16 12:25:00 PM Mdumas43073
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To paraphrase [[WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas Linus Van Pelt]], of all the Creator/TimBurton movies in the world, this is the Tim Burtoniest. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that there's anything wrong with that...]]

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To paraphrase [[WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas Linus Van van Pelt]], of all the Creator/TimBurton movies in the world, this is the Tim Burtoniest. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that there's anything wrong with that...]]
7th Jun '16 12:24:31 PM Mdumas43073
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To paraphrase Linus from ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', of all the Creator/TimBurton movies in the world, this is the Tim Burtoniest. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that there's anything wrong with that...]]

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To paraphrase [[WesternAnimation/ACharlieBrownChristmas Linus from ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', Van Pelt]], of all the Creator/TimBurton movies in the world, this is the Tim Burtoniest. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that there's anything wrong with that...]]
10th May '16 4:36:45 PM eroock
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-->''The story of an uncommonly gentle man.''

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-->''The ->''"The story of an uncommonly gentle man.''
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28th Jan '16 5:16:07 PM DivineDeath
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When Edward gives a woman a haircut for the first time, she acts as though she's having an orgasm.
22nd Jan '16 3:42:55 PM aye_amber
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* WomanScorned: Joyce spreads ''nasty'' rumors about Edward after he rejects her attempt at seduction.

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* WomanScorned: Joyce spreads ''nasty'' rumors about Edward Edward, after he rejects her attempt at seduction.
4th Jan '16 9:19:27 PM maurj
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* ForDoomTheBellTolls: A single bell chimes six times when [[spoiler:Jim falls to his death after being stabbed by Edward]].
22nd Dec '15 8:22:09 PM zoop
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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: Guess who.
13th Oct '15 9:05:34 AM BadSplice
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To paraphrase Linus from ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', of all the Creator/TimBurton movies in the world, this is the Tim Burtoniest. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

This 1990 film was Burton's first after the mega-success that was ''Film/{{Batman}}'', and with the rather free hand he was given, he decided to shoot for the moon with a serio-comic FairyTale. He came up with the concept and Caroline Thompson handled the screenplay.

The youthful hero (JohnnyDepp) is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a sort of android. His creator, a lonely inventor (VincentPrice, in what was his final film appearance), upgraded a robot from his assembly-line machinery in his castle, until he finally ''almost'' completely resembles a human being - however, [[AuthorExistenceFailure he dies just before completing his project]] by giving him hands. Edward is left alone with the scissor-and-shear limbs he already has. He shyly, quietly keeps to himself, passing the time by tending the garden (in particular, sculpting the bushes into whimsical images) until one day, an Avon lady comes calling. You see, while the castle and its residents are straight out of Gothic fantasy, the town at the foot of the hill it stands upon is a 1950s-60s pastel suburbia. Realizing he is friendly and mostly harmless (as he understands the dangers his blades pose) the Avon lady, Peg Boggs, compassionately decides to take him to live with her family.

At first, Edward is welcomed by the community and he is quite happy to be of help to others; in particular, his talent for yard decoration progresses to dog grooming and eventually hairstyling. He's so fascinatingly alien that a local tart, Joyce, even tries to seduce him. Ironically, he falls in love with Peg's teenaged daughter Kim (WinonaRyder), one of the few who isn't immediately enamored with him. Of course, that's partially because she already has a boyfriend, the JerkJock [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Jim]] (Anthony Michael Hall). Jim decides to take advantage of her love for him to convince ''her'' to take advantage of Edward's innocent kindness, so he will help them commit a burglary. The consequences of this start a chain of events that lead to a most BittersweetEnding.

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To paraphrase Linus from ''A Charlie Brown Christmas'', of all the Creator/TimBurton movies in the world, this is the Tim Burtoniest. [[TropesAreNotBad Not that there's anything wrong with that...

that...]]

This 1990 film was Burton's first after the mega-success that was ''Film/{{Batman}}'', and [[AuteurLicense with the rather free hand he was given, given]], he decided to shoot for the moon with a serio-comic FairyTale. He came up with the concept and Caroline Thompson handled the screenplay.

The youthful titular hero (JohnnyDepp) (Creator/JohnnyDepp) is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, a sort of android. His creator, a lonely inventor (VincentPrice, (Creator/VincentPrice, in what was his final film appearance), upgraded a robot from his assembly-line machinery in his castle, until he finally ''almost'' completely resembles a human being - however, [[AuthorExistenceFailure he dies just before completing his project]] by giving him hands. Edward is left alone with the scissor-and-shear limbs he already has. He shyly, quietly keeps to himself, passing the time by tending the garden (in particular, sculpting the bushes into whimsical images) until one day, an Avon lady comes calling. You see, while the castle and its residents are straight out of Gothic fantasy, the town at the foot of the hill it stands upon is a 1950s-60s pastel suburbia. Realizing he is friendly and mostly harmless (as he understands the dangers his blades pose) the Avon lady, Peg Boggs, compassionately decides to take him to live with her family.

At first, Edward is welcomed by the community and he is quite happy to be of help to others; in particular, his talent for yard decoration progresses to dog grooming and eventually hairstyling. He's so fascinatingly alien that a local tart, Joyce, even tries to seduce him. Ironically, he falls in love with Peg's teenaged daughter Kim (WinonaRyder), (Creator/WinonaRyder), one of the few who isn't immediately enamored with him. Of course, that's partially because she already has a boyfriend, the JerkJock [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Jim]] (Anthony Michael Hall). Jim decides to take advantage of her love for him to convince ''her'' to take advantage of Edward's innocent kindness, so he will help them commit a burglary. The consequences of this start a chain of events that lead to a most BittersweetEnding.
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