ED WOOD: How Tim Burton was made into Wood because of Batman and Helped Uncategorized Cinema

It has been documented that one of Tim Burton’s toughest times were the productions for his Batman films: 1989’s BATMAN being his “least personal film,” after getting overwhelmed by other interests from the studio, and 1992’s BATMAN RETURNS, in a reverse reaction, more satisfactory for Burton but being a controversial episode that made the filmmaker more of an unpopular name for the studios and public. Indeed, after finding his original Batman film to be the most detached one of his career, it is no wonder that the main demand for his sequel was creative-control. The freedom allowed him to change much more his superhero follow-up, almost from point to point in comparison to the original one, relocating his sense to a different vision – or rather, a return to his more traditionalist style: constant use of miniatures and some obvious constructed sets, a difficult narrative, an odd tone and macabre characters. He was crucified by the fanboys and the studio for his change in vision. As it turns out, “A Tim Burton Film” label isn’t that different from “An Ed Wood film” label.

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