"Tim Burton" Film Program

The Museum of Modern Art

poster for "Tim Burton" Film Program

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A director of fables, fairy tales, and fantasies, with an aesthetic that incorporates the Gothic, the Grand Guignol, and German Expressionism, Tim Burton has created a body of films—fourteen features released over two and a half decades thus far—that reveal an uncompromised auteurist vision. Burton’s striking visuals and indelible characters make even his blockbuster studio films intimately personal. From adaptations to musicals to stop-motion animated films, his work bears a distinctive, unmistakable point-of-view, and his unique interpretations of well-known comic and literary characters, real-life personalities, and beloved childhood icons have resulted in creations that sometimes surpass their sources. Along with his frequent collaborators—including actors Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, composer Danny Elfman, production designer Rick Heinrichs, and costume designer Colleen Atwood—Burton has crafted a new canon of beloved characters, from Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice to Jack Skellington and the Corpse Bride.

[Image: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson "Corpse Bride" (2005) Film]



from November 18, 2009 to April 26, 2010


Tim Burton

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