Le plaisir du texte - Roland Barthes (1973)

July 29th, 2012. "One person's crazyness is another person's reality" - Tim Burton

Tim Burton. I was 10. Beetlejuice. I remember the first time I saw this movie. I loved it right away. Actually I still love it. The universe. The sense of humor. The darkness & the comedy. A perfect mix.

A few years later, I watched Edward Scissorhands. I hated the story but found it amazing too.  I have been able to watch it only once. Too hard. Too sad. I can’t stand this form of injustice. Then,  BatmanThe Nightmare Before Christmas (directed by Henry Sellick), Batman Returns, Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland...

Tim Burton’s universe is fascinating because  – in my opinion – he perfectly reminds everyone of their childhood. He uses fantastic, desperate, original creatures while painting some magnifying and very poetic mirrors of reality. But there is no real judgments, only observations, only instinct in his creative process. At the end, his so specific manner of staging beauty, dreams and lost innocent heavens on earth made him a Master of Sensitivity.

> Tim Burton at La Cinémathèque Française, click here.

July 31st, 2012

Tim Burton - Cinemathèque Française, Paris.