Posts tagged Tim Burton
Longtime Tim Burton film composer collaborator Danny Elfman recently used his musical talents for the opening sequence to the 2013 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s Oz the Great and Powerful. If I didn’t know better this opening sequence seems to have Burton style written all over it, what do you think? Danny Elfman and Tim Burton have joined artistic forces for more than 25 years. On other news to celebrate their 25 years of conjoined talents, on October 7, 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Elfman will sing publicly for the first time in 18 years, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, performing notable songs from Burton’s classic films, with original production artwork and drawings from the films to create a visual backdrop. Read more about out the official show in press release below. I checked and all the tickets are completely sold out on all showings. Bummer!
Here is a behind the scenes look into the making of the Killers x Tim Burton music video titled “Here With Me,” shot entirely on location in Blackpool UK.
Burton, give his usual mixed media effect by combination black-and-white imagery with a dash of creepiness, likeness worthy of Alfred Hitchcock’s caliber.
The story follows actor Craig Roberts obsession with a wax doll based on his favorite performer played by Winona Ryder.
Check out the behind the scenes below and let me know what think!
Directed by Burton and filmed entirely in Blackpool UK, Here With Me is about a young man’s romance with Winona Ryder’s character (which looks like a flashback from Edward Scissorhands) but there is a twist at the end which resembles a similar realm to Burton’s Oyster Boy poems.
Check out the full length video below, let me know what you think!
I could listen to Helena Bonham Carter talk about her life with Tim Burton all day. Watch parts of The Gramham Norton Show. With guest Helena Bonham Carter as talks about Christmas Tree decorations by Tim Burton and other notoriously eccentric details from this oddball couple.
Carter: “It’s very traditional… [but] as you got closer, you saw there were zombies and dead babies and… He’s obviously a sick man!”
Check out the video below.
I’m still waiting to hear how much the Michael Uslan Joker Sketch sell for? The news dropped early November that Uslan was auctioning off a sketch he did featuring who he thought would make the perfect Joker for a Batman movie. That happen to be Jack Nicholson.
Uslan’s burst of inspiration came in 1980 from the pages in the New York Post. Which was the iconic publicity photo of Jack Nicholson from the “The Shining” hacking through a door announcing “Here’s Johnny!”
Uslan’s sketch consisted of black marker, a red pen and White-Out, turning Nicholson into of the clown prince of crime.
This past weekend Children at the Tokyo Mode Gakuen Fashion School had a Frankenweenie Fashion Competition Gothic style! Mini designers and their pup’s paid homage to Tim Burton‘s Frankenweenie with a fashion show. Children at the Tokyo Mode Gakuen Fashion School were challenged to create a monochrome costume befitting of a Tim Burton film. And the only one to make that call would be Tim Burton himself as he traveled to the school to judge the event. Check out highlights of the show below.
This maybe some old news to most but for those who are still unaware of the deep history behind Tim Burton‘s classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. That in fact it started of as a mere poem. Burton wrote the original poem in 1982 while working for Disney Animation.
After that Disney has wanted to develop Jack Skellington and his Halloween Town into a short film or TV Christmas special, but feared it might be to scary for kids. So ultimately the idea was sent to the cutting room floor.
In 1993 the stop-motion animated classic based off the 1982 poem became a Burton cult classic.
The video below was, originally released in 2008, is a wonderful “The Nightmare Before Christmas” animated short as narrated by the great Sir Christopher Lee!
Tim Burton was spotted in the seaside town of Blackpool, U.K. last week shooting a music video for The Killers with longtime pal Winona Ryder. This would be the second music video directed by Tim Burton for the Killers, the first one being “Bones” (below). No word on what song this Tim Burton video will be for, but I’m sure it is off the new album Battle Born, anyway I can’t wait to see it! Any time Burton gets to put forward his unique visuals it is always becomes a classic masterpiece.
Also I hope Burton goes through with Jane Goldman-penned “Pinocchio” adaptation, don’t you?
One of my fans found this cool split screen photo of Yolandi Visser from Die Antwoord and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie character “Weird Girl” (voiced by Catherine O’Hara). “Weird Girl” is an very eccentric girl and one of Victor’s classmates, who is obsessed with the psychic predictions of her cat, Mr. Whiskers. Yolandi Visser is a south African singer/rapper known for her animated personalities. I did some digging and found out the connections get weirder. Sofia Coppola played the live-action “Weird Girl” aka Anne Chambers (as Domino) in the 1984 Frankenweenie and as you can see Yolandi and Anne Chambers both have a Hello Kitty infatuation. See below.
Here is some behind the scenes clips from Tim Burton’s “Puppet Hospital.” Check out how his detailed crew of “nurses” consisting of a highly trained artist, molders, puppeteers and, sculptors. Conveys Burton’s vision in his latest stop-motion animation 3D adventure Frankenweenie which hits theaters this Friday October 5, 2012. Check out the clip below. Do you have your tickets to go? if not buy tickets to Frankenweenie and receive a free Amazon MP3 credit.