Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Review

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Pee Wee’s Big Adventure Review “I am a loner... a rebel” Pee Wee tells his lady friend as she asks him out to the drive-in movie theater. He could not be more right. Pee wee is one of the most unique characters there is in the history of film. The crazy comic rebel is played by Paul Rubens, who captivates the magical and mischievous little boy living in a mans body with such clarity. The comedy later inspired an Emmy Award winning children's series that ran on CBS from 1986-1991 called Pee-wee's Playhouse. The Film was directed by a rookie Tim Burton and released in 1985. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure resembles a Warner Brothers cartoon. Like a classic animations in live action. This film flourishes on easily identifiable characters, throwaway gags, and an often bizarre sense of logic, all while being clever, original, and inventive. Pee Wee Herman loves nothing more than his bicycle. Francis, a rich kid down the street, wants Pee-Wee’s bicycle for his birthday but Pee-Wee refuses. The bicycle is then stolen and Pee-Wee is shattered. So Pee Wee sets out on an cross-country quest. Along the way, he falls into adventures with escaped convicts, ghostly truck drivers, the Satan’s Helpers biker gang and a chase across the Warner Brothers movie lot. The wacky and wild script by Paul Rubens (Pee Wee) and Phil Hartman (The Simpsons) is given added Pulsing energy by director Tim Burton. Burton's background as a Disney animator is simply ideal for the film because he is able to give Pee Wee’s Big Adventure a fantastical cartoonish look while maintaining that iconic Burton look through design, lighting, and camera angles. Two stars were born with the release of this film. One in front of the camera and one behind it. But those two didn’t do it alone. One could also make a case for another star being born on the film. Danny Elfman the soundtrack composer of the

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