Tuesday, 17 November 2009
So I've finally I have watched Edward Scissorhands. A few people in the past have recommended I watch it, even if I never got to do so in the end. I rather enjoyed the film although I think I was one of the few who didn't sniffle at the end. However that didn't mean I wasn't moved by the ending. Edward reminded me greatly of Joseph Merrick- the Elephant Man. Both were people who were deformed and were rejected by society.
Burton I notice loves to mix up his time lines a bit. The majority of the film has technology which would have been popular in the 1960's or there abuts. But there is also the machinery in the mansion Edward lives which has a futuristic look about them. The same sort of clash occurs in the clothing. Whereas Edward is dressed in dark leather clothing, has messy black hair and a pale complexion- the rest of the characters have plain pastel colours. This sort of mix can be seen in the majority of his films, such as Mars Attacks, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach.