Tim Burton and his notion of (German) Neo-Expressionism

Tim Burton has directed some very interesting films. The most interesting films that i have seen of his would be his 1980s films, ‘Vincent’ and ‘Frankenweenie’. Burton has made similar films to these, by this i mean that he addresses and uses ‘German Expressionism’, that has the dark, horror and diverse technicalities that also has a sadness. For example the viewer would feel sorry for Vincent (From ‘Vincent’) and Victor (From ‘Frankenweenie’) due to the conflict in the plot. Burton has made other films such as ‘Corpse Bride’ in 2005, another example of German Expressionism, however is known as Neo-Expressionism as his films are more modern than those in the 1920s.


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By trentwhitworth

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