Tim Burton Evaluation Assignment (2.15.17)

13009298_f520Write an evaluation on one of the following Tim Burton films using this aw-filmmakers-evaluation-rubric and guidelines. As a reminder  – you should address the trademarks for the filmmaker in each film analysis.

This assignment is due: Feb. 15, noon.

Look for the following Tim Burton themes and trademarks:

  • Dark, strange, or odd subject mattertumblr_static_tumblr_static_47fhv5aokmyocoo48c440gsk8_640
  • Characters who are misunderstood
  • Outsiders are outcasts
  • Surreal settings and/or characters
  • Highly stylized and unique set designs & characters(expressionistic lighting, highly detailed and distorted buildings/characters’ costumes/makeup)
  • Genres of fantasy, horror, sci-fi (or a blend)
  • Man vs. Society & Man vs. Self
  • Unique approaches to historical biographies
  • Adaptations & remakes (from children’s material, classic literature, TV shows, or classic film)
  • Actors Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton,  Helena Bonam Carter & Composer Danny Elfman featured.


Tim Burton Films (choices)tim-burton-visual-analysis-20

 Batman (1989)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Ed Wood (1994)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Big Fish (2003)

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)top_10_style_influencing_movies_of_tim_burton

9 (2009) – (Producer and art consultant)

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Big Eyes (2014)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)



*You may also use this week as a wildcard reviewing option and evaluate a film from your featured final project focus


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