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There was a major biographical impact of the director, Tim Burton, and his ideas, on if not all, most of his films. Tim Burton’s horror childhood was definitely reflected in his movies. There are three major features of Burton’s life impacting two of his movies, ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. These features are loneliness and rejection experienced as a child including Burton’s disturbing social life, relationship with family, especially his father and also his hobbies.
Firstly, Time Burton had experienced a great deal of isolation, rejection and inaccessibility as a young child. Tim Burton’s childhood can be described as windowless, in a literal sense and also a figurative way. In an interview, Burton said, that when he was a child, his parents had bricked up the two windows in his room so that only a tiny slit above the windows could have been used to look outside. This portrays that Tim wasn’t allowed to look into the boring and repetitive outside world so his mind and brain developed into a very imaginary one. An example of this can be seen from ‘Edward Scissorhands’, in which Edward was restricted from the outer world and even so, was very creative. In the movie, a difference between the two settings is obvious. First, we are introduced into the setting of a town, where everything is the same, from people’s gardens to their houses and even job timings. Whereas, Edward’s distinct home is full of creativeness, including a beautiful garden and a widespread house. We witness scenes, which show how Edward feels to be different and amongst people who fit neatly into societies’ accepted roles. Therefore, the idea of Tim Burton’s life being windowless can be taken literally and also metaphorically and this also had a huge impact on ‘Edward Scissorhands’.
Furthermore, Tim Burton’s movies were also impacted by his social life. He developed these horror movies as he was lonely, didn’t have any friends and wasn’t very good at school,

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