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Tim Burton Encyclopedia (Hardcover) (Samuel J. Umland)

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Tim Burton is one of the most inventive filmmakers in the world. From his early work as an animator for Disney studios to his distinctive takes on iconic characters like Batman and Alice in Wonderland, Burton’s skewed vision of the world has informed all of his films. Imbuing his films with a comically dark tone, Burton provides a twisted slant on conventional storytelling.In The Tim Burton Encyclopedia, Samuel J. Umland looks at all aspects of this idiosyncratic storyteller’s films, which frequently display childlike wonderand a macabre humor. Entries in this volume focus on Burton’s artistic inspirations as well as creative personnel behind the camera, including writers, cinematographers, costume designers, art directors, and other collaborators, notably his frequent composer Danny Elfman. Recurring actors are also represented, such as Michael Keaton, Helena Bonham-Carter, Jack Nicholson, and, of course, Johnny Depp. Film entries include all of his features such asPee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands,Ed Wood, Big Fish, andDark Shadows. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online.Featuring entries focused on every stage of Burton’s career—including early animated shorts likeFrankenweenie and his work as a producer—this volume provides indispensable information about one of the most distinctive filmmakers of the past three decades. Comprehensive and entertaining,The Tim Burton Encyclopedia will appeal to scholars, researchers, and fans of this singular director’s work.
Number of Pages: 283
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Individual Director, Film + Video / Reference
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Samuel J. Umland
Language: English
Street Date: September 28, 2015
TCIN: 17440907
UPC: 9780810892002
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-6320

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