Last week I went to the Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI here in Melbourne. I haven’t yet written about this experience as since then I have caught quite a bad case of football fever and have had a hard time concentrating on anything other than Saturday’s big game between Collingwood and St Kilda.
I found the exhibition to be quite interesting as it focussed mainly on Burton’s early work when he was at Disney and the stuff that inspired him.
I like Tim Burton and there are some movies of his that I enjoy but I also think that he is massively overrated. I think that a lot of times when he is doing adaptations of other people’s work he takes creative freedoms a bit too far. An example of this I think is on the design of the Penguin character from Batman Returns. Nowhere in the Penguin’s 40 years (until then) of comic book history did he ever have flippers or live in the sewers. Despite Burton being a self-confessed comic book geek he must have known that he would piss off the Batman fanboys by doing this.
Then there are his versoins of Charlie & the Chocoltae Factory and Alice In Wonderland. My problem with these films is that they take too many liberties with technology and CGI and look too freakishly unrealistic to work. Seeing Helena Bonham Carter‘s massive head bobble around just freaks me out and screams of uncanny valley.
- “Tim Burton Casts New Movie â€˜Frankenweenieâ€™” and related posts (allieiswired.com)
- Tim Burton Casts four Actors in FRANKENWEENIE (geektyrant.com)
- Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie 3D Gets a Voice Cast (slashfilm.com)
- Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie Redux Begins Casting (dreadcentral.com)
- Tim Burton Sets Up Four Actors for Voices in Frankenweenie (firstshowing.net)
- Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Casts Winona Ryder, Martin Landau and More (moviefone.com)
- Winona Ryder and Martin Landau join cast of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie (blogs.coventrytelegraph.net)
- TiM: A Stop-Motion Tribute to Tim Burton (tor.com)
- Tim Burton Decides Who He Wants Saying ‘Frankenweenie’ (iwatchstuff.com)
- Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Gets A Voice Cast (screenrant.com)