History Film / EdwardScissorhands

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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Adding For Doom the Bell Tolls.
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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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Removed "Blessed With Suck" - Cursed With Awesome seems a better fit, and listing both is redundant
* 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.
21st Aug '15 4:04:31 AM NWolfman
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Subverted. When Joyce first tries to seduce Edward, who can't consent because he has no idea what she's doing, it's played for laughs, but Joyce spreading rumors about him raping her is portrayed as cruel.
15th Jun '15 10:27:05 AM Morgenthaler
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** That could be a [[BlatantLies Blatant Lie]] Jim invented to justify himself. Anyway it don't save him from being an evil murderous jerk.
6th May '15 1:12:27 AM DeepRed
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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, 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 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 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.

* NarratorAllAlong: The old woman in the FramingDevice is revealed to be [[spoiler: a grown-up, aged Kim in the last scene]].
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* NarratorAllAlong: The old woman in the FramingDevice is revealed to be [[spoiler: [[DistantFinale a grown-up, aged Kim in the last scene]].scene]]]].
25th Jan '15 1:02:31 AM lepouvantail
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Format fixes.
* FreudianExcuse: Jim's father might be an even bigger asshole than Jim is. Judging from what Jim says, he's a very selfish and ruthless hardass (ruthless enough to prosecute his own son for breaking an entry and attempted theft), and at times Jim seems almost afraid of him. This may explain why Jim turned out so bad. ** That could be a BlatantLies Jim invented to justify himself. Anyway it don't save him from being an evil murderous jerk.
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* FreudianExcuse: Jim's father might be an even bigger asshole than Jim is. Judging from what Jim says, he's a very selfish and ruthless hardass (ruthless enough to prosecute his own son for breaking an entry and entering, and attempted theft), and at times Jim seems almost afraid of him. This may explain why Jim turned out so bad. ** That could be a BlatantLies [[BlatantLies Blatant Lie]] Jim invented to justify himself. Anyway it don't save him from being an evil murderous jerk.
30th Dec '14 8:08:11 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ArcNumber: Five is something of a recurring number in the film, likely because most of the drama is centered around Edward's lack of fingers. A disproportionately high number of characters have either five-letter names or names that start with "E" (the fifth letter of the alphabet), and the pivotal burglary scene has Edward donning a black baseball cap emblazoned with a "V" (the Roman numeral for five).
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