• Edward Scissorhands

    1990. USA. Tim Burton. 105 min.

  • Vincent

    1982. USA. Tim Burton. 6 min.

Saturday, November 21, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Edward Scissorhands

    1990. USA. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson. With Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, Vincent Price. Arguably Burton’s most personal film, Edward Scissorhands delves into one of his most recurrent themes: disconnection from the world at large and the search for true identity. Edward, left alone in a hilltop castle after his creator’s sudden death, is Burton’s most literal stand-in for Frankenstein’s monster. Incapable of directly touching others with his razor-sharp fingers, he is the physical manifestation of spiritual isolation. When a kind Avon lady discovers him and introduces him to suburbia, his ability to shape things—hedges, hair, ice—into wondrous sculptures engenders a brief welcome. But his acceptance is short-lived in this parable of teenage angst and alienation. 105 min.

  • Vincent

    1982. USA. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Tim Burton. With the voice of Vincent Price. This stop-motion animated short, in which a bored little suburban boy imagines a world worthy of Edgar Allan Poe, anticipates Burton’s flair for dramatic visuals and witty wordplay. 6 min.

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