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The Films of Tim Burton : Animating Live Action in Contemporary Hollywood.

Author: Alison McMahan
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.
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Most Tim Burton films are huge box-office successes, and several are already classics. The director's mysterious and eccentric public persona attracts a lot of attention, while the films themselves have been somewhat overlooked. Here, Alison McMahan redresses this imbalance through a close analysis of Burton's key films () and their industrial context. She argues that Burton has been a crucial figure behind many of  Read more...
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McMahan, Alison.
Films of Tim Burton : Animating Live Action in Contemporary Hollywood.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Named Person: Tim Burton; Tim Burton; Tim Burton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison McMahan
ISBN: 9781441199140 1441199144 9781623565220 1623565227
OCLC Number: 1058243614
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Burton Does 2-D: From Animation to Machinima; 2 Burton and Narrative: From His Television Work to Big Fish; 3 Burton does 3-D: Hollywood's Transition to CGI; 4 Burton's Batmans: Myth, Marketing, and Merchandising; 5 Burton's Reimaginings: Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; 6 The Music of Danny Elfman; 7 Other Pataphysical Directors; Conclusion; Filmography; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.

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Most Tim Burton films are huge box-office successes, and several are already classics. The director's mysterious and eccentric public persona attracts a lot of attention, while the films themselves have been somewhat overlooked. Here, Alison McMahan redresses this imbalance through a close analysis of Burton's key films () and their industrial context. She argues that Burton has been a crucial figure behind many of the transformations taking place in horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films over the last two decades, and demonstrates how his own work draws on a huge range of artistic influences: the films of George Melies, surrealism, installation art, computer games, and many more. The Films of Tim Burton is the most in-depth analysis so far of the work of this unusual filmmaker - a director who has shown repeatedly that it is possible to reject mainstream Hollywood contentions while maintaining critical popularrity and commercial success.

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