Here goes nothing…
I am a MEGA Tim Burton fan, and love almost (I’m excluding the Batman movies here) everything he’s put out. From the first time I watched Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands – which I still watch and adore, I became hooked. To be honest, if a movie is directed / produced / written by him, I’m there, regardless what it’s about.
His works are witty and macabre, and it’s this very dark edge that he injects into all his stories that grabs me by the throat. Let’s take Sleepy Hollow (which is up there in my top favorite movies). Okay, a lot has to do with the fact that I love Johnny Depp, but the movie has gore, a headless horsemen, the characters are in peril and superstitions are a plenty. Yes, I love dark things.
Some of other the stupendous movies under his belt include:
The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Alice in Wonderland.
I have these movies, and been known to watch them more times than I remember (blushing).
Tim Burton is working on many more exciting projects and I can’t wait to see them, including a movie based on the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, staring non-other than Johnny Deep (squeals). In 2012, we are to also expect the film Frankenweenie produced in conjunction with Walt Disney.
Last weekend I found a new book by Tim Burton, called The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories. It is filled with mini poems about a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children – misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. Not for everyone, that’s for sure, but totally up my alley.
Now that I’ve gushed over the movies I love and Johnny Depp, I have no option but to watch Sleepy Hollow.
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