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Edward Scissor hands Essay

  • Submitted by: princdarknes
  • on April 27, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 936 words

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“Edward Scissorhands” the story of a Frankenstein like creation (Edward) that is taken into a town that is stuck a blatant suburbia and lets it experience his innocence and changes. It starts of well for him but ends in a mob chasing him. This is a Tim Burton film so he brings in all of his flair and over stressed elements that make all of his film very recognizable.
The non-diegetic sound in the movie is what first brings us in. It is eerie music effects the mood throughout the movie. For instance when the Avon lady drives up to the castle the music switches back and forth between a sense of foreboding warring and a welcoming tone.
The setting of the movie draws out all of the bland suburban features. A lot of pastels are used the films color scheme. Due to there low hue they easily express the mundane life in the suburbs and Edwards naive out look on life. In the neighborhood all of the houses painted one of four different colors to unify the look; they also shrunk the windows on every house to add an oblique look. This styling of there world stands out the most when they show a shot of the bank which is just a big pasty white building with one small double door, no windows and a sign that says “bank”. The world that they created has helped to move your eyes through the movie and see things the way one would if it was your first time out of an isolated castle into the society.
The Lighting in the film is soft most of the time so that no hard shadows are created. The light used is also very bright. When you put them to gather you get High-Key lighting. This works well with the pastels bringing out a high contrast to complement the low hues. It shows how everything in Edwards’s life seems the same. How Edward does not differentiate between good and not so good (being in that the movie missing a main antagonist). By washing out all of the hardness with a bucket of light. You can see this during the barbeque scene. There is a bright natural light pouring over...

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