No, “Alice in Wonderland” Didn’t Make Our List of the 5 Best Tim Burton Films

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Tim Burton has perhaps the most instantly recognizable visual style in mainstream American film. The gothic overtones, garish retro stylings, often drab, monotone palette, and pale, gaunt characters (usually embodied by Johnny Depp) synonymous with his name have not just given identity to an entire generation of chubby Hot Topic kids, but made the director a distinct household name. Usually accompanied by the alternately spooky and bombastic scores of Oingo Boingo alumnus Danny Elfman, Burton’s films are just as heavy in wicked, morbid humor as they are in eye-catching imagery, and it’s a mix that keeps his die hard apostles (those kids we talked about, mainly) coming back for more, even as the real gems are far between these days. However, the man’s best work stands far beyond argument, and those are the films we’ll be revisiting here. They are :
No, “Alice in Wonderland” Didn’t Make Our List of the 5 Best Tim Burton Films
Image credit: Wikipedia
Tim Burton has perhaps the most instantly recognizable visual style in mainstream American film. The gothic overtones, garish retro stylings, often drab, monotone palette, and pale, gaunt characters (usually embodied by Johnny Depp) synonymous with his name have not just given identity to an entire generation of chubby Hot Topic kids, but made the director a distinct household name. Usually accompanied by the alternately spooky and bombastic scores of Oingo Boingo alumnus Danny Elfman, Burton’s films are just as heavy in wicked, morbid humor as they are in eye-catching imagery, and it’s a mix that keeps his die hard apostles (those kids we talked about, mainly) coming back for more, even as the real gems are far between these days. However, the man’s best work stands far beyond argument, and those are the films we’ll be revisiting here. They are :
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That’s all for Tim Burton. Before you comment we would like to take the opportunity to remind you he DID NOT DIRECT The Nightmare Before Christmas. (which, looking back, might have something to do with its overall complete and satisfying nature as a film). Have at it.

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