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Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  52 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This is the first full-length biography of the visionary Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton, director of Batman, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Peewee's Big Adventure, Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!, and Sleepy Hollow. More than an examination of his body of work, this book takes an in-depth look at Tim Burton's personal ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Renaissance Books (first published February 1st 1999)
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Decent biography. It gave good facts surrounding the production of several of his movies.
I really could have done without the scene by scene summary of each movie. I have seen nearly every single one of his movies, and maybe it's just me, but I think it would be inherent that someone who is going to read a biography on a filmmaker, has seen some of their work. Those parts really dragged, and I begin skimming over them.
Dec 05, 2012 Kathy marked it as to-read
I was really excited to read this... I LOVE Tim Burton! But, I am going to have to find it in large print or use some sort of magnifying glass... the text is super teeny tiny and my eyes were killing me when I tried to read it. Bummer.
Ken Hanke unnecessarily gives a play by play of each film. Then, he overanalyzes the characters, making an attempt to fit Tim Burton into each movie. For any Tim Burton fan, this book was a wasted read. Burton on Burton was far better.
pretty good overview of the man and his films a little biography and some dime store psychology. unfortunately the book only covers his career up to Mars Attacks but it is a good read even for just a casual tim burton film fan
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