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The works of Tim Burton : margins to mainstream

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Tim Burton has had a massive impact on twentieth and twenty-first century culture through his films, art, and writings. This book examines how his aesthetics, influences, and themes reflect the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Tim Burton; Tim Burton; Tim Burton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
ISBN: 9781137370822 1137370823
OCLC Number: 844774938
Description: viii, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Aesthetics. Mainstream outsider: Burton adapts Burton / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock --
Burton black / Murray Pomerance --
Costuming the outsider in Tim Burton's cinema, or, Why a corset is like a codfish / Catherine Spooner --
Danny Elfman's musical fantasyland, or Listening to a snow globe / Isabella van Elferen --
Tim Burton's "filled" spaces: Alice in Wonderland / J.P. Telotte. Part II: Influences and contexts. How to see things differently: Tim Burton's reimaginings / Aaron Taylor --
"He wants to be just like Vincent Price": influence and intertext in the gothic films of Tim Burton / Stephen Carver --
Tim Burton's trash cinema roots: Ed Wood and Mars attacks! / Rob Latham --
A monstrous childhood: Edward Gorey's influence on Tim Burton's The melancholy death of Oyster Boy / Eden Lee Lackner --
It came from Burbank: exhibiting the art of Tim Burton / Cheryl Hicks --
"Tim is very personal": sketching a portrait of Tim Burton's auteurist fandom and its origins / Matt Hills. Part III: Thematics. Tim Burton's popularization of perversity: Edward Scissorhands, Batman returns, Sleepy Hollow, and Corpse bride / Carol Siegel --
"This is my art, and it is dangerous!": Tim Burton's artist-heroes / Dominic Lennard --
Tim Burton and the creative trickster: a case study of three films / Katherine A. Fowkes.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock.


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