History Trivia / EdwardScissorhands

25th Mar '17 8:35:40 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Tim Burton has commented that ''Edward Scissorhands'' isn't necessarily his best film, but it's his favourite film out of everything he's done.
** Danny Elfman similarly called the soundtrack he made for the film his favourite out of his work.

to:

** Tim Burton Creator/TimBurton has commented that ''Edward Scissorhands'' isn't necessarily his best film, but it's his favourite film out of everything he's done.
** Danny Elfman Music/DannyElfman similarly called the soundtrack he made for the film his favourite out of his work.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Being rather frail of health at this point, VincentPrice fainted under the hot studio lights in the scene where he dies. Tim Burton reportedly kept the shot of him on the floor in the final movie.

to:

* EnforcedMethodActing: Being rather frail of health at this point, VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice fainted under the hot studio lights in the scene where he dies. Tim Burton reportedly kept the shot of him on the floor in the final movie.



** Vincent Price was supposed to have a much larger role in the film, but his health was too frail (he died in 1993, making this his last work on the big screen).

to:

** Vincent Price Creator/VincentPrice was supposed to have a much larger role in the film, but his health was too frail (he died in 1993, making this his last work on the big screen).
1st Feb '17 1:33:54 AM DeadlyAssassin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RetroactiveRecognition: Nick Carter of Music/TheBackstreetBoys can be seen at [[http://topratedviral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/100642/2-4294.jpg the beginning of the film]]. He's confirmed it in interviews.
23rd Dec '16 9:33:18 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RealLifeRelative: At the time the film was made, Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp were dating in real life.
23rd Dec '16 9:32:11 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ActorInspiredElement: O-Lan Jones arranged and played the organ music Esmerelda plays in the film.



* DawsonCasting:
** Anthony Michael Hall was twenty-two playing the teenage Jim.
** Winona Ryder was a little better, at only nineteen.
** Edward is TheAgeless but is meant to be a teenager in appearance. Johnny Depp was in his mid-twenties.



* DyeingForYourArt:
** Johnny Depp lost twenty-five pounds for the role.
** A variation with Creator/WinonaRyder. She's a natural blonde but had been dyeing it brown for years. She went back blonde to play Kim.



* PlayingAgainstType: Johnny Depp -- then best known for ''21 Jump Street'' -- as Edward, and the usually nerdy Anthony Michael Hall as Jim. ([[HilariousInHindsight Of course,]] Depp's continued close involvement with Burton eventually made him famous for eccentric loner roles!)
** Ditto for Winona Ryder. Before this she had mostly played dark and moody teenagers in ''{{Film/Heathers}}'', ''Mermaids'', and ''Beetlejuice'', while Kim is more of a GirlNextDoor.

to:

* PlayingAgainstType: All the three young actors:
**
Johnny Depp -- then best known for ''21 Jump Street'' -- as Edward, and was typecast in teen heartthrob roles thanks to ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', something he was not happy about. He took the usually nerdy role of eccentric oddball Edward Scissorhands to break away from that image. Of course now that is essentially his TypeCasting.
**
Anthony Michael Hall as Jim. ([[HilariousInHindsight Of course,]] Depp's continued close involvement with Burton eventually made him was famous for eccentric loner roles!)
his HollywoodNerd roles, most famously as Brian in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''. Here he's the JerkJock.
** Ditto for Winona Ryder. Before this she had mostly played dark and moody teenagers Ryder was heavily associated with EmoTeen girls in ''{{Film/Heathers}}'', ''Mermaids'', and ''Beetlejuice'', while ''{{Film/Beetlejuice}}'', ''{{Film/Mermaids}}'' etc. Kim is more of a glamorous GirlNextDoor.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Nick Carter of Music/TheBackstreetBoys can be seen at [[http://topratedviral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/100642/2-4294.jpg the beginning of the film]]. He's confirmed it in interviews.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp dated and became engaged briefly.



** TomCruise was offered the role of Edward, but he turned it down because he thought the role was too feminine. Apparently, Cruise also disliked [[spoiler:the sad ending]] of the film, but Tim Burton refused to change it.

to:

** TomCruise Creator/TomCruise was offered the role of Edward, but he turned it down because he thought the role was too feminine. Apparently, Cruise he also disliked [[spoiler:the sad ending]] of the film, ending where Edward goes back into isolation]], but Tim Burton refused to change it.



** Rumor has it that JimCarrey wanted the role of Edward badly -- so much that he auditioned more than once.
** Creator/GaryOldman and apparently even Music/MichaelJackson were also considered to play Edward.

to:

** Rumor Rumour has it that JimCarrey Creator/JimCarrey wanted the role of Edward badly -- so much that he auditioned more than once.
**
once. Creator/GaryOldman and apparently even Music/MichaelJackson were also considered to play Edward.Edward. Creator/DrewBarrymore was considered for Kim.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: The hill on which Edward's gothic mansion sits is based on California Institute of The Arts, Tim Burton's alma matter. The campus for the Institute is on a hill in Valencia, looking down on a clean-cut suburban town.

to:

* WriteWhatYouKnow: WriteWhatYouKnow:
**
The hill on which Edward's gothic Gothic mansion sits is based on California Institute of The Arts, Tim Burton's alma matter. The campus for the Institute is on a hill in Valencia, looking down on a clean-cut suburban town.town.
** Caroline Thompson wrote Peg based off her own mother, who used to bring home strangers. She based the women in the neighbourhood off people she grew up around.
16th Oct '16 3:35:16 AM Lancelot07
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CreatorsFavorite:
** Tim Burton has commented that ''Edward Scissorhands'' isn't necessarily his best film, but it's his favourite film out of everything he's done.
** Danny Elfman similarly called the soundtrack he made for the film his favourite out of his work.
15th Oct '16 11:43:57 AM Lancelot07
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DVDCommentary: Two - One with Burton, and one with Danny Elfman that combines this with an isolated music track.
14th Oct '16 8:01:32 AM Lancelot07
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: TomCruise was offered the role of Edward, but he turned it down because he thought the role was too feminine.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
**
TomCruise was offered the role of Edward, but he turned it down because he thought the role was too feminine.feminine. Apparently, Cruise also disliked [[spoiler:the sad ending]] of the film, but Tim Burton refused to change it.


Added DiffLines:

** Tim Burton had originally planned for the film to be a musical.
14th Oct '16 7:53:17 AM Lancelot07
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Creator/GaryOldman and apparently even Music/MichaelJackson were also considered to play Edward.
21st Sep '16 12:26:20 AM Lancelot07
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RealLifeRelative: At the time the film was made, Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp were dating in real life.
21st Aug '15 3:53:02 AM NWolfman
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* WriteWhatYouKnow: The hill on which Edward's gothic mansion sits is based on California Institute of The Arts, Tim Burton's alma matter. The campus for the Institute is on a hill in Valencia, looking down on a clean-cut suburban town.
This list shows the last 10 events of 21. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.EdwardScissorhands