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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby AnaBanana » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:51 pm

I love Tim Burton movies. I've seen all of them except for Coraline... No one will go with me. :( Its a tie between Nightmare Before Christmas and Sweeney Todd for my favorite. But I'm way excited for Alice in Wonderland. Another year is to long to wait!
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby edwardlikeshaystacks » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:04 am

Ana, I saw Coraline yesterday and it did not disappoint in giving me an eerie creeped out feeling that no cartoon should but I loved it! The 3D bit was crazy, everything was just jumping out at you.

Wait, they're remaking Alice in Wonderland?
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby FrighteninLilMonster » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:01 pm

edwardlikeshaystacks wrote:Wait, they're remaking Alice in Wonderland?


Yep :) Johnny Depp is playing the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter is playing the Red Queen, Anne Hathaway is playing the White Queen; and Alan Rickman is playing the Caterpillar. According to various websites, anyway.
I also heard that they're going to use CGI or something and make Helena's head three times as big as normal :lol: this film is set to be amazing, with that cast and that director.

But then amazing wouldn't be a new thing when it comes to Tim Burton films, would it? The man is a genius. The Nightmare Before Christmas has to be my favourite Burton film, but Beetlejuice makes me all warm and fuzzy inside too, and Sweeney Todd was AMAZING.
I just saw the Batman that he directed the other day for the first time. The Joker scared the bejeebies out of me, but it was an amazing film. More colourful than the new one, I think, and the new one was cool enough!
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby edwardlikeshaystacks » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:44 am

There's a white queen? *thinks back to movie* was that included in the book?

Oh snap, Tim Burton did Beetlejuice? No wonder. That movie scared the bajeebies out of me.
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby dimber » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:21 am

edwardlikeshaystacks wrote:There's a white queen? *thinks back to movie* was that included in the book?


The white queen and the red queen are included in the sequel to Alice, that is Through the Looking Glass. Most of the characters in the movies are usually taken from Through the Looking Glass: Tweedledum and Twedledee, the speaking flowers, Humpty Dumpty. The queen in Alice in Wonderland is actually the Queen of Hearts who plays croquet with Alice, while the red and the white queen play chess.
The books are wonderful, I highly recommend them. If you don't want to read the books I suggest the BBC version of Alice: it shows only the events in the first book but it's a faithful representation of the actual Alice in Wonderland plot.

Regarding Tim Burton, I must say I agree with all of you: he's a genius! I absolutely adore his movies, even the minor ones such as Ed Wood. I cannot wait to see Coraline...
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby edwardlikeshaystacks » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:27 am

I think I actually have the looking glass sitting somewhere on my bookcase. Oh! I highly recommend seeing Coraline, most definitely. It never ceases to give you a good chill down your spine. :)
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby pennybug84 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:43 pm

before reading the posts on this thread I didn't realize I had seen almost all of his movies, crazy!

the only ones I really like are Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, and Beetlejuice.

never been a fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas. and I didn't like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which surprised me, I though that I would.
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby dimber » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:06 am

Well, pennybug84, I think I understand you...Tim Burton's movies are more "difficult" than one might think. They're not the classical hollywood blockbusters, though they are big productions. Ed Wood or Mars Attacks are very strange and many don't like them.

Since I've noticed nobody has mentioned it, is there anybody who likes Ed Wood?
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby jonsgirljen » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:35 pm

I have to say that my fiance and I are both huge Tim Burton fans! I know that everyone else has already said it, but he is a genius! There really isn't another word for him...his movies are amazing...so dark and mysterious. I loved his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd! They were both amazing...it's been a long time since I've seen The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I remember liking it...he's just awesome!

I can't wait to Alice in Wonderland...I didn't even know that he was doing it until today...but I'm gonna see it now. Anytime that you put Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter together...it turns out amazing!
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Re: Tim Burton movies

Postby DarkMuse » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:19 am

How is it that I never knew this thread existed? I need to take my head out of Rob's backside for a minute and take a look around at the world. :lol:

Tim Burton is by far my favorite director. Tim + Johnny + Helena = magic. I freaking love all of his's movies (the ones I've seen) and I cannot wait for Alice In Wonderland. He has a very warped sense of humor and I completely dig it because so do I. Lol. Yeah he does use Johnny alot and I'm more than ok with that. Johnny is my favorite actor next to Rob. Actually, until Rob came along, Johnny was my number one absolute favorite actor of all time from the age of 10. Oh wait, this is a Tim Burton thread. My bad. Lol. Tim pwns all!

Just saw the picture of Johnny as the Mad Hatter. *squee* I'm so friggin excited!
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