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Big Eyes (2014)

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“Why are their eyes so big?” asks Ruben.  Walter Keane responds, “The eyes are the windows to the soul!” After several collaborations in a row with Johnny Depp and a second stop-motion animated film (the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie), Tim Burton decided … Continue reading

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‘Corpse Bride’ & ‘Frankenweenie’

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Tim Burton, while known for his live action films (including 1989’s Batman, 1994’s Ed Wood, and 2010’s Alice In Wonderland), actually started out working in animation.  He attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation, and his classmates included John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Cinematography

The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Cinematography Cinematography is such an important part of a film.  In many ways it can define it, used by the director to let us see what he/she wants us to … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed Volume 1: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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The original Yards of Grapevine link: Those Oscar Missed: Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Best Makeup and Hairstyling can often be a toss-up.  A lot of great work has been nominated (and deservedly won).  Every now and again there’ll be a … Continue reading

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The Films of Tim Burton Part Three

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In my previous entry (The Films of Tim Burton Part Two), I covered Batman and Edward Scissorhands. Next up is 1992’s Batman Returns.   I had seen most of it on cable growing up, but it wasn’t until the Museum of … Continue reading