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Burton on Burton by Tim Burton

Burton on Burton (1995)

by Tim Burton, Mark Salisbury

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The Directors on Directors series is a kind of Hello magazine for movie directors. The quote on the cover of my edition says 'a must for fans'. You wont really get much in the way of a critical perspective here. It reads like a series of standard 'making of' dvd featurettes. Some interesting details on how the movies got made. Worth a read if you already like the man's work. ( )
  atyson | Jan 22, 2007 |
I enjoyed this from start to finish. It's just Tim, in his own words, discussing his works. The updated version goes right through the Corpse Bride. Because of the sometimes hostile critical reaction he's received over the years, much of what he says comes off as a bit defensive. Of course, if you love Tim's style as much as I do, you'll just agree with him. He's quite honest about the missteps as well.

While it's not as enlightening as Allen on Allen, this is still a great read. The twin forwards by Johnny Depp are quite nice as well. ( )
  omniavanitas | Jan 21, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Tim Burtonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salisbury, Markmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Achour, BernardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boulenger, GillesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Depp, JohnnyForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lago, JavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0571229263, Paperback)

A revised edition of the only book to explore the unique brilliance of director Tim Burton's work, including a new chapter on the making of Sleepy Hollow.

Still only in his thirties, Tim Burton has established himself in the past fifteen years as one of the great visionaries of film. With the Batman films, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, and, most recently, Sleepy Hollow, he has continually broken new ground both visually and thematically, exploring the dark anguish--as well as the dark humor--that animates many of his characters while also creating a densely textured, sometimes bizarre look specific to each film.

In Burton on Burton, Burton talks to Mark Salisbury about his training as an animator at Disney, the importance of design in his films, and the recurring themes present in his work. In this revised edition, he also discusses the influence of 1950s sci-fi and 1970s disaster films on Mars Attacks! as well as how he conceived his highly stylized approach to the content and setting of Sleepy Hollow, his acclaimed retelling of the Washington Irving story that stars Johnny Depp, perhaps the actor most identified with Burton's work. Enhanced by stills from the films, storyboards, and illustrations of set designs for all his major films, Burton on Burton provides insights and information about the man and his work, throwing light on both his unique artistic vision and on the extraordinary films that have been the result.

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"With long-time comrade Johnny Depp (who also provides a new foreword here), this updated and fully illustrated new edition of the definitive Burton interview book casts light on Burton's Burbank childhood, his early work at Disney, the recurrent themes and stunning designs of his movies, and the creative obsessions that fuel them."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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