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Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton - the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Chistmas, Alice in Wonderland among others - gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.
From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children -- misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings -- hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).
Working under the personal supervision of Tim Burton, Dark Horse has created a trio of large-size vinyl figures that reflect all of the nuance and detail of past smaller models. This series is scheduled to include Stain Boy, Oyster Boy, and Toxic Boy, all extremely popular characters from Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories, and all packaged in individual full-color window boxes.
In partnership with Tim Burton and Harper-Collins Publishing, Dark Horse has created a boxed set which includes the hardcover book, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories (limited edition, new designed cover) along with an exclusive PVC figure of Voodoo Girl. A perfect companion to the nine figures released in the three Dark Horse Burton PVC sets, Voodoo Girl is unavailable in any format other than this package. Measuring 7" x 4" x 9 1/2", one side of the double-sided window box displays the book and the other the highly-detailed figure. A must-have for all Burton fans! Recommended for ages 8+
Tim Burton has been a major director for a quarter of a century, producing both cult classics and blockbuster films including Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, and Dark Shadows. An A-Z list of all things Burton, including his live action films, his animated features, his shorts, his non-film work, and the collaborators who have helped manifest his unique perspective into memorable works of cinema. The book will highlight Burton’s accomplishments as a visual artist with an uncompromised aesthetic, narrating the evolution of his creative practice from his earliest childhood drawings through his mature works.
Published to accompany a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, an accessible chronicle of the Academy Award-winning filmmaker's creative process includes early childhood drawings, moving-image stills, puppets, storyboards and other examples of his work as a graphic artist from non-film projects.
Most Tim Burton films are huge box-office successes, and several are already classics. The director's mysterious and eccentric public persona attracts a lot of attention, while the films themselves have been somewhat overlooked. Here, Alison McMahan redresses this imbalance through a close analysis of Burton's key films () and their industrial context. She argues that Burton has been a crucial figure behind many of the transformations taking place in horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films over the last two decades, and demonstrates how his own work draws on a huge range of artistic influences: the films of George Melies, surrealism, installation art, computer games, and many more. The Films of Tim Burton is the most in-depth analysis so far of the work of this unusual filmmaker - a director who has shown repeatedly that it is possible to reject mainstream Hollywood contentions while maintaining critical popularrity and commercial success.

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