You know, I’m not a massive film person, I mean I like to watch them but I couldn’t for the life of me tell you the different techniques directors use and I have only a basic grasp on the types of camera shots. I’m also more a follower of actors and not directors, but there’s one exception (well, two, but Jane Goldman writes screenplays and well, no offence to her but this blog post isn’t about her), and that’s Tim Burton.
I seriously love his work. The first on I watched was Nightmare Before Christmas, it might be short but it’s exceptionally sweet. I think it’s the world that he created that gripped me, it’s the same with everything he takes on. For example I actually prefer his version of Charlie and the Chocolate factory, it’s a lot more magical than the older one and feels more like a Roald Dahl invention.
Burton has an eye for stuff that most other directors don’t and I always enjoy landing in his worlds no matter how many times I’ve been in them before. He’s a quirky guy and I love that he doesn’t fit into the stereotypical image of Hollywood yet he’s one of the bes directors about.
Why am I talking about him? Because I saw this of course!