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The Works of Tim Burton


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Introduction: Mainstream Outsider: Burton Adapts Burton; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock PART I: AESTHETICS 1. Burton Black; Murray Pomerance 2. Costuming the Outsider in Tim Burton's Cinema, or, Why a Corset is like a Codfish; Catherine Spooner 3. Danny Elfman's Musical Fantasyland, Or Listening to a Snow Globe; Isabella van Elferen 4. Tim Burton's "Filled" Spaces: Alice in Wonderland; J. P. Telotte PART II: INFLUENCES AND CONTEXTS 5. How to See Things Differently: Tim Burton's Reimaginings; Aaron Taylor 6. "He wants to be just like Vincent Price": Influence and Intertext in the Gothic Films of Tim Burton; Stephen Carver 7. Tim Burton's Trash Cinema Roots: Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!; Rob Latham 8. A Monstrous Childhood: Edward Gorey's Influence on Tim Burton's The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy; Eden Lee Lackner 9. It Came From Burbank: Exhibiting the Art of Tim Burton; Cheryl Hicks 10. "Tim is Very Personal": Sketching a Portrait of Tim Burton's Auteurist Fandom and its Origins; Matt Hills PART III: THEMATICS 11. Tim Burton's Popularization of Perversity: Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Sleepy Hollow, and Corpse Bride; Carol Siegel 12. "This is my art, and it is dangerous!": Tim Burton's Artist-Heroes; Dominic Lennard 13. Tim Burton and the Creative Trickster: A Case Study of Three Films; Katherine A. Fowkes

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Stephen Carver, University of East Anglia, UK Katherine A. Fowkes, High Point University, USA Cheryl Hicks, California State University, Northridge, USA Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University, UK Eden Lee Lackner, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Rob Latham, University of California, Riverside, USA Dominic Lennard, University of Tasmania, Australia Murray Pomerance, Ryerson University, Canada Carol Siegel, Washington State University Vancouver, USA Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University, UK Aaron Taylor, University of Lethbridge, Canada J. P. Telotte, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Isabella van Elferen, Utrecht University, Netherlands


"This volume represents a solid collection of essays that help the reader understand the complexities of Tim Burton and his work. ... This book makes an important contribution to the growing body of Burton studies and is a welcome addition to the libraries of Burton scholars as well as fans who want to probe the work of this artist in greater depth." (John W. Morehead, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 27 (2), 2017)"The volume covers Burton's work from 1984 to 2012, fully fleshing out both Burton the auteur and Burton the cultural phenomenon . . . The sheer number of approaches taken here assures that the book will engage fans, scholars, and cinephiles. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; researchers and faculty; general readers." - CHOICE

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