Stuck for ideas of what to watch next? Browse our selection of genres and decades to find hidden movie gems or rediscover old time classics.
From thrilling page turners to beautiful novels, we present you books and authors similar to the ones you love. Enjoy our recommendations – from bookworms for bookworms.
If you share our passion for music, have a browse through our list of genres and discover unmissable artists and songs from the past 50 years. You’ll find a bit of old, a bit of new and a bit of something you probably have never heard of before.
Whatever type of game you’re looking for, you’ll surely find one that tickles your fancy here. Choose your next favourite from one of our wonderful articles and get playing!
Whether he’s making his own creation or adapting a classic, Burton puts a lot of his personality into the work.
To understand his approach, let’s look at the kind of film Burton makes.
First, his films are hard to classify.
Neither indie or totally mainstream, he makes unconventional films but doesn’t avoid major studios. Just look at any of the films he’s made for Disney, the Batman (1989, Tim Burton) franchise, or the Warner Bros. spectacular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton).
There are horror elements in many Tim Burton movies, but they rarely stray completely into the genre. In fact, they’re pretty much a genre all of their own.
Of all his films, only Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007, Tim Burton) and Sleepy Hollow (1997, Tim Burton) truly approach horror, and even these two are an operetta and historical mystery respectively.
Burton also has a unique talent for gothic cute.
Edward Scissorhands (1990, Tim Burton), Corpse Bride (2005, Tim Burton, Mike Johnson), Frankenweenie (2012, Tim Burton) – all ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ movies with sweet, likeable protagonists built by inventors or brought back from the grave.
The director has said many times that he sees more humanity in his films’ monsters than it’s ‘normal’ people.
Burton’s monsters are not bad or scary (often the reverse), they’re just the weird kids.
Visually, Burton’s films are spindly shapes and wide eyes, against a unique combination of darkness and colour.
The aesthetics are definitely something out of the ordinary, so to find out what is Tim Burton’s style of filming, let’s go right back to his animator origins.
Starting out as a Disney apprentice alongside John Lasseter and the future Pixar team, Burton is known for producing sketches of his film projects, whether he’s writing or directing.
His artwork even earned its own MOMA exhibition.
With typical Burton’s versatility, the exhibition of hand-drawn sketches overlapped with the release date of motion capture/live action/digital animation Alice in Wonderland (2010, Tim Burton).
You can’t miss his long-time collaborations either, most famously composer Danny Elfman, and favourites Helena Bonham-Carter and Johnny Depp.
Reappearing across his career, they’re part of the Burton world.
Hey, if it ain’t broke…
Never mind the budget, the scale, the format. Whatever he makes, it becomes a Tim Burton film.
What do you think, is there anything I missed?