Tim Burton

The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work

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Pub Date 05 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 21 Mar 2024

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This new and updated edition covers the full life's work of iconic director Tim Burton, including the Netflix phenomenon Wednesday and the start of development on Beetlejuice 2.
 
Tim Burton is one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years, being responsible for such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland. He is famed for the visually arresting style of his films combined with highly original storylines.
 
A truly international filmmaker, Tim Burton has carved a reputation as one of the world's greatest creative directors. This stunning treasury explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen.
 
Illustrated with many behind‑the‑scenes photographs and stunning film stills, chapters analyze the success and style of films such as Beetlejuice, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!, and examine how Burton breathed new life into well‑known stories that include Batman, Planet of the Apes,Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Alice Through the Looking Glass and Dumbo.
 
Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work is a must for anyone who enjoys the creativity of films and is a fitting appreciation of one of Hollywood’s most dynamic movie directors. It takes you through his films, explaining how he got to where he is and why his films are so revered.
This new and updated edition covers the full life's work of iconic director Tim Burton, including the Netflix phenomenon Wednesday and the start of development on Beetlejuice 2.
 
Tim Burton is one...

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This was a fun book covering Tim Burton's work over the decades. It had lots of beautiful pictures throughout and will make a great coffee table book, or great read for anyone interested in film and Tim Burton. It was organized thematically rather than chronologically, which might bother some, but other than that, it was a great read!

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Tim Burton; the auteur of the weird and morbid. I grew up watching Tim Burton's films scared of a few of them, at first, but now I love them for their otherworldliness and uniqueness in the world of cinema. Finding Ian Nathan's book, I found it fascinating, showing the inner workings of Tim Burton's mind. Each chapter shows an intriguing mechanic in the making of his films as well as the hidden details from his childhood that make Tim Burton's work much more intriguing.

Overall, Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work was an intriguing and inspiring read that delves deep into the mind of one of cinema's most unique filmmakers. If you love Tim Burton's work and want to see the amazing inner workings of his mind, I highly recommend Ian Nathan's book.

Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion for sending me an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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Thank you net galley for an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I grew up watching all of tim burtons movies and this book was a great depiction of his work with behind the scenes views.
A must read for any tim burton fan!

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As an avid reader and fan of Tim Burton's movies, it was so cool to have two of my favorite hobbies come together in this book. I absolutely loved this. This coffee table style book is broken down into ten sections focusing on many of Burton's most prominent films including (but definitely not limited to) Beetlejuice, the Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland, Big Fish, Wednesday, and more.

There are beautiful photographs throughout of behind the scenes images from many of these movies as well as additional information about how these films were made. I definitely recommend this book for any fans of Tim Burton's movies, as this is a stunning compilation of Tim Burton's continuous and growing legacy.

Thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for providing an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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This book is just gorgeous. The images selected from the different works of Burton were lovely and it was so exciting to see so many behind the scenes shots. Tim Burton has such a known artistic talent, but going through his past and how that has come to be was very enjoyable. I would love to have this book as part of a collection to be able to display and share. It would be a great book for any Burton-fan!

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Ian Nathan's 'Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work' is a mesmerising odyssey into the whimsical world of a cinematic maestro. Within the pages of this resplendent compendium, readers are invited to delve deep into the fantastical realms that Burton crafts with the sleight of his directorial hand. The book is an enthralling exploration of Burton's unique vision, tracing the shadows and lights of his career from the quirky corners of 'Beetlejuice' to the gothic grandeur of 'Sweeney Todd.'

Nathan's prose dances with the same inventiveness that marks Burton's filmography, offering insights as lustrous as the visuals on Burton’s sets. The book is not just a narrative but a gallery of the peculiar, adorned with behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills that capture the singular aesthetic of Burton's universe.

What sets this treasury apart is its deep dive into the alchemy of Burton's creativity: how personal experiences, literary influences, and cinematic history blend in his cauldron of creativity to conjure films that resonate with audiences worldwide. It celebrates Burton's gift of breathing new life into familiar tales, transforming them into narratives brimming with darkness, whimsy, and a poignant, beating heart.

Nathan's chronicle is an illuminating beacon for fans and cinephiles, offering a kaleidoscopic view into the processes of a filmmaker who continually redefines the boundaries of storytelling. 'Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work' is not just a book; it's a passport to the enchanting and twisted worlds that only Tim Burton can conceive. An absolute gem, this book deserves a prime spot on the shelf of anyone enchanted by the magic of movies.

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Being a movie watcher and loving stuff by Tim Burton it was wonderful to step into Tim’s world and know more about the man behind many films I have enjoyed.

For the fan this would be a must have book and a great coffee table one as well. Certainly the behind the scenes and also the ideas of what has been produced is well detailed in this wonderful book.

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A great read for anyone who has seen any of Burton’s films. I grew up watching his movies and was always drawn to the dark allure that I knew each movie would provide. This book gives details not only to the films ( and in Wednesdays case show) but also the man behind the madness.

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This was an exciting book to explore.

Consider a visual reading experience covering the highlights of Tim Burton's early life and highly prestigious directing career. There are excellent pictures included with each film covered. You will read about and see backstage photos of films like Alice in Wonderland, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, and many more.

I appreciated this book's presentation of information and formatting. It is well put together and I enjoyed reading it.

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It's really fun to read the stories behind Burton's works. I've always loved his style, and that it's so obvious when he's involved in a project, even when the new project is completely different from everything that came before.
His origins are funny, too, especially how Disney hired him for some projects and he created works that were brilliant but way too dark. The accompanying photos are fantastic, with several of the actors and many candid photos of Burton himself.
I highly recommend this for anyone who loves quirky art. Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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I have long loved many of Tim Burton's iconic films, so requesting this book to review was a no-brainer. Tim Burton: the Iconic Filmmaker and His Work was an insightful read from start to finish. It introduced Burton from his childhood, following his career right through to the current day and the forthcoming Beetlejuice sequel. There were several pages dedicated to each of his major projects, incorporating commentary, film stills and behind-the-scenes shots. All up, this book is highly recommended for Tim Burton fans as a lovely, well-presented overview of his directing life and works. I am giving it 5 stars.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Wow, I was so excited to read this book when I found out it existed.....Tim Burton is the best in the business in my opinion and I'm excited to see more of his work coming......Everything the man touches is so beautifully dark and creative!!!!! Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book!!!! It was a cool read!!!!!

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Absolutely brilliant as a huge Tim Burton can this was a brilliant read and loved the cover. The details in this book are amazing I will definitely be preferring this to add to my book collection

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Great read for any Tim Burton fan. It gives an inside look of behind the scenes of his popular movies.

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I love Tim Burton's work so I was very excited to read this and to be able to see beautiful images but also learn more about Tim's career.

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First of all, Thank You Netgalley for the ARC granted. Tim Burton has been a famous name from my movies list of favorites (hello, Sleepy Hollow, 1998) and this book is a compilation of his most known projects while makes a presentation like a biography from the director as well. I liked a lot!

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In "Tim Burton" by Ian Nathan, readers are granted a mesmerizing journey into the whimsical and macabre world of one of cinema's most visionary directors. With meticulous research and insightful analysis, Nathan delves deep into the life and work of Tim Burton, unraveling the enigmatic threads of his imagination and creative process.

From his early days as a misunderstood artist to his meteoric rise as a Hollywood icon, Burton's trajectory is traced with precision and passion. Nathan skillfully chronicles Burton's evolution as a filmmaker, highlighting the recurring themes, motifs, and influences that have come to define his unmistakable style. Whether it's the gothic landscapes of "Edward Scissorhands" or the fantastical realms of "Alice in Wonderland," Nathan captures the essence of Burton's cinematic universe with reverence and admiration.

What sets this biography apart is its intimate portrayal of Burton as both an artist and a person. Through interviews, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes stories, Nathan offers readers a glimpse into the mind of a creative genius. From his collaborations with iconic actors like Johnny Depp to his enduring partnership with composer Danny Elfman, Burton's artistic journey is illuminated with fascinating detail and insight.

Moreover, "Tim Burton" explores the broader cultural significance of Burton's work, examining how his films have resonated with audiences around the world. Nathan deftly unpacks the thematic complexities of Burton's narratives, revealing layers of meaning that speak to the human condition in profound and unexpected ways.

In addition to its rich content, "Tim Burton" is visually stunning, featuring a wealth of illustrations, concept art, and film stills that bring Burton's imagination to life on the page. Each image is thoughtfully curated to complement the text, offering readers a comprehensive and immersive experience.

In conclusion, "Tim Burton" is a captivating and comprehensive tribute to one of cinema's most iconic auteurs. Ian Nathan's masterful storytelling and deep understanding of Burton's oeuvre make this biography a must-read for fans and cinephiles alike. Whether you're a longtime admirer of Burton's work or discovering it for the first time, this book is sure to delight and inspire.

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A really gripping read, It was interesting and intriguing and I love all of this authors work. I look forward to his next film or book.

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This was such a great read and is very well written. The author went into great detail and made it relatable to many. I really enjoyed this book!

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ok so edward scissorhands is one of my favorite movies so when i got to that part of this book, i was astounded to see the connection between phantom of the opera and edward. i didn't know that!! the juxtaposition between the world edward lived in and the world below was amazing to learn about. throughout this book, you get images and backstory to tim burton's brillance and for anyone that is a fan of his, this book is for you! i thought everything was very well researched and put together.

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As a long time Burton admirer I thoroughly enjoyed not only reading about each production of his, but reading about the WHY of each production. Learning about who, and what, fueled his love for the macabre and strange was beyond fascinating. There were even a few productions I completely forgot that he worked on and I'm now compelled to go watch them.

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Read from February 29th, 2024 to March ??, 2024. Written on March 5th, 2024.

NEW BOOK RELEASE ALERT!!!

(NOTE: I HAVE NOT FINISHED THIS BOOK YET BUT I AM CONFIDENT IN WHAT I HAVE READ TO GIVE A TRUTHFUL REVIEW)

Okay, Tim Burton. First off, the man behind one of my favourite movies of all time, Corpse Bride, a brilliant creator and one of a kind filmmaker. Has a have mentioned before, I am a film student, so obviously Tim Burton and his movies are quite important to me because I am inspired by their amazing stories and creepy characters. This book is an amazing combination of all I love and want to learn more about, a perfect mix for cinema fans and Tim Burton fans.

The photos with the writing, the chapter divisions and choices of movies to talk about was really a blend of colours and perfect choices to offer the reader the best experience one can have.

Plus, the publisher released TODAY a graphic novel biography of Quentin Tarantino that I fully recommend to be read and enjoyed. I already read and reviewed it and I am so happy that I did.

Signing off
B.

(Free ARC from NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion, White Lion Publishing that I chose to review after reading)

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I really enjoyed this novel. The characters were well developed and the plot flowed in a way that made sense. I would recommend this book to others and look forward to reading others by this author.

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Really cool and interesting book on tim Burton!! I was excited to get a look into him and his career and photos. Thanks for the advanced reader copy Netgalley!

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Short read and LOVED IT. If you're a fan of Tim Burton, you're going to like this book. It's so interesting to catch a glimpse of the mind of Tim Burton. And to see, or in this case read, how he came about doing all the films he directed and what inspired the making of characters and scenes. If you're a Burton fan I would recommend this book!!

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I really love Tim Burton since I was child. My sister and I used to watch all his movies together so obviously I had to read this book. And whoa! What can I say? It shows you Burton's work over the decades. The pictures are truly amazing and I love the way they are organized.

One of the things I love the most about Burton's movies are the photography, and the film stills that appears in here are just something else. I would love to be a filmmaker someday so reading this was an amazing privilege. Even if you don't love Tim Burton you should take a look because it's gonna surprised you a lot.

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As a big Tim Burton fan, I really enjoyed this! I really loved how the information was presented along with all the behind the scenes photos. It was really cool to learn new information about the movies I love! Thanks so much for allowing me the chance to read this!

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The book covers almost the entirety of Tim Burton's career, discussing the evolution of his unique style of art and filmmaking. The reader gets tidvits straight from the sets of movies while the book explores the factors that influenced Burton, the series yet endearing characters,the superhero tones etc. From earlier hits like Wdward Scissorhands to recent duds like Dumbo, the book gives insight into all of them.

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LOVED IT. A must read for any Tim Burton fan. I got to learn so much about some of my favorite Tim Burton films. Thanks NetGallery!

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A must read for any Tim Burton fans. Includes behind the scene information and look at the making of his films and as we stunning photos of both sets, characters, and Burton's original artwork.

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