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isnt it about time he tried one, just one film, that didnt have jonny depp and helena b-carter in it?
But it's not just that he uses the same 3 people in every film (lots of people do that like Soderburgh, the Coens, Jean Pierre-Jeunet, Paul Greengrass) more that all of his films are essentially THE SAME.
At least they always seem identical in that they're over designed in a slightly dull gothic kinda way and suck ass.
that Sweeney Todd is the only film of his I've enjoyed. I like Johnny Depp but he's got it easy when it comes to Burton films.
Wonderful stuff and Johnny Depp is great.
It's a weird but good film.
Just checked, apparently not:
This thread has turned into some twisted Burton-esqye distopia.
CURIOSER AND CURIOSER.
See what I did there?
and look where that got him?
DeNiro in comedies? Oh dear.
Nope, stick with what you're good at.
Meet The Parents?
King of Comedy?
All great films.
King of Comedy? I've actually never seen that but I was under the impression it wasn't really a 'comedy' like Meet the Parents/Fokkers, Analyse This/That are comedies. If you're going to include such films we should have Midnight Run in there but at that point you've basically confined the entire buddy cop genre to the 'comedy' bin for having some snappy one-liners.
Also Meet the Parents isn't great.
The whole film is Gilliam at his 'witty' best, I'd call it a comedy. King Of Comedy is definitely a funny film, just in a crushing way. Analyse This is amazing. Meet The Parents, for a huge mainstream comedy, is a really funny film, and De Niro plays his role perfectly. IMO, natch.
a dark comedy
he's got an aesthetic he's good at and he sticks to it. would be a bit daft to have him doing the next Bond film or something
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Nightmare Before Christmas
I liked Batman at the time too.
He might be re-hashing imagery and can't write a script or story, but not many directors can claim to have made half a dozen great films in their lifetime.
It was actually Henry Selick who directed Nightmare Before Christmas (based on a concept & draft storyline by Tim Burton).
There's no definitive comic book Batman so why does there have to be a definitive film version? Nolan's films are a great piece of 'realism' Batman, but Burton's is a fantastical comic-brought-to-life version. It's camp and it's dark, it has soliloquies, it has Elfman's greatest work in the score, it has Lando as Harvey Dent and its imagery is amazing.
I remember thinking that Burton’s Batman was terrific when I was a teenager – I guess in much the same way that a subsequent generation of male teenagers thought that the Matrix was amazing. I still think that it’s an interesting film, but it does make the mistake of equating ‘dark’ with ‘deep’.
Yeah, I just read a lot of people whose comment on Tim Burton's Batman is, "I thought it was great until I saw Nolan's Batman movies," and I find it a shame that people seem to feel one pushes out the other.
Its only real mistake is the casting of Michael Keaton.
They’re alright, but like the Burton ones, I’d rather they were deep rather than dark.
The one mistake the Nolan films make is Christian Bale's Batman voice
Separately. At home. In silence. Bathing in red food dye.
HERE COME THE GOTHS
It is, so that's alright.
I heard he makes old man depp audition every time
Which she may well have to do, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know well in advance that he's gonna cast her anyway.
but you're still right
or in fact, that everyone in general stops casting russell crowe
Scorcese has cast Leonardo DiCaprio a lot lately, it's just something some directors so, some like to form mini-repertory companies as it were.
they are pretty awesome in all the films.