Unexpected tales

Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter appeared in the December issue of Vogue in a photo-shoot bringing Roald Dahl’s stories to life. (Thanks to Tussled Tom for the link)

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  • Celine

    I’m the only person I know who liked TB’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
    I shall never forgive him for Planet of The Apes though. Why, Tim? Why?

    Comment | December 1, 2008
  • The Trouble with Tim (the title of my imaginary critical book on Burton’s work) is that he gets it horridly wrong as often as he gets it right.

    Sweeney Todd was a car crash (though admittedly one I couldn’t help watching twice…)

    Comment | December 1, 2008
  • Celine

    And then everything is subjective, because I loved Sweeny Todd! LOL!

    I think the trouble with Tim is that he often sacrifices content in favour of style, so his stuff can be quite annoyingly self-conscious and cheesy. Then again, if I had produced works of the quality of The Nightmare Before Christmas or Edward Scissors Hands or (cough cough) Sweeny Todd, I would hope I could be forgiven my failures :0)

    Comment | December 1, 2008
  • Just back after seeing Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D - it was incredible. Some very dodgy lyrics in there though… He’s no Tim Rice ;)

    I think you’re right Celine - if he can get it right so often then a few cringe-worthy moments are part parcel. (And isn’t there something about not pleasing all of the people all of the time…?)

    Comment | December 1, 2008

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