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Timothy Walter Burton
(Tim Burton)
Tim Burton is an American film director, producer, artist, writer and auteur. He was born in 1958 and is famous for gothic styled films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas (!993) Edward Scissorhands (1990) Sweeny Todd (2007) and Alice In Wonderland (2010). He is by far my favourite director/producer as I love the style of his films and the way characters and locations are portrayed. He is also known for working with the same people in his films (another part which makes him an auteur which I will explain later) Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter are his two most typical of this as they have been in the majority of his films. Danny Elfman is also famous for working with Burton, as he composes the music for all of Burtons films, which the exception of just five. What makes Tim Burton an Auteur?

Burton is an auteur because the majority of his films are very similar in style and storytelling. He also uses the same actors in his films such as Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter. His stop motion films are very similar as they are normally about some theme of death with the exception of James and the Giant Peach, a book interpretation originally written by Roald Dahl. Although it does not have a theme of death, the you can tell Tim Burton is involved just by the animation and storytelling, which is what I love. Believe it or not, Burton was once hired by Disney, through which he released some of his early work. A good example of this is Frankenweenie. Filmed in black and white and released in 1984, it is a story about a boy and his dog, the dog gets run down by a car and the boy trys to revive it. After it was completed, Disney fired Burton, claiming it to be too dark and scary for a child’s audience. Tim Burton takes his inspiration for his films from his childhood heroes Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl, mix it in with Edgar Allen Poe and various other science fiction films and horrors he watched, the work of Vincent Price and Hammer...
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