Ace Owens, the co-pilot of the B Peter Sellers's multiple roles[ edit ] Columbia Pictures agreed to finance the film if Peter Sellers played at least four major roles. The condition stemmed from the studio's opinion that much of the success of Kubrick's previous film Lolita was based on Sellers's performance in which his single character assumes a number of identities. Sellers had also played three roles in The Mouse That Roared Kubrick accepted the demand, later explaining that "such crass and grotesque stipulations are the sine qua non of the motion-picture business".
Edward Scissorhands Filmmakers use cinematic techniques to communicate meaning, entertain or impart a certain emotional or psychological response to the audience.
In this way, the aimed theme of the film is elaborated and thus a film is complete. Such methods include cinematography that encompasses the size of the shot and camera angle.
Another method includes sound effects, lighting techniques, movement, expressions, and many others. Edward Scissorhands films happen to be of the horror genre. This is because Edward stayed in the Gothic Castle because he could no longer fit in the society.
It is a pitiful situation since he was created by an inventor who died before giving him a pair of human hands. He later was adopted by Avon woman.
He was a temperate and weak being who never intended to hurt anybody. Despite the great effort by Avon woman to adopt him, he could not merge to the community. Tim Burton in this film communicated the basis perception of forcing others to conform to the society.
Considering that Edward was marginalized, he was also a victim of self-esteem. Although the intentions of those close to him were good, he could also feel marginalized.
Burton brings a discussion that it is bad to discriminate people with physical challenges. He also cautioned about taking advantage of the challenged and presumption that they are always wrong. This horrible intention has also been manifested by Picart, Frank and Jayne The use of characters has helped in enhancing development of symbolic codes, which out up the discussion.
Methodological convention of camera angle and symbolic code of color emphasized the dominant discourse. The overriding dialogue of conformity was also constructed.
Burton uses this for confronting the viewer with ironical features of adoption for Edward to fit in the society. In this, we come to realize that the society can conform to accept people when influenced.
The use of scenes such as Christmas gave confidence to the audience with console and calmness of conformity.
In a negative perspective, conformity with respect to stereotypical character of homemakers, wanting nothing and eventually pushing him out of town portrays conformity negatively. Tim Burton used a dreary light, an expression to display the mood of the movie.
The first appearance of Edward happens to be a dark corner of an empty room. In a mare look up, Edward is clothed in stiff black fabric encaging his upper body.
The dark character of the room makes the Avon woman stare and want to come closely to examine Edward features.
In this way, the use of light draws the attention of the audience. The use of light is also applied when Edward was leaving the house and comes in to contact with flashing red lights.During the Spring semester, Professor Olsen recorded this undergraduate class session-by-session at Washington College.
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Edward Scissorhands is the touching story of a social outcast and his struggles as he tries to fit in with normal society. The film is a result of Burton's upbringing, with Edward Scissorhands appearing in a number of drawings from his childhood./5(3). Read reviews, watch trailers and clips, find showtimes, view celebrity photos and more on MSN Movies.
Edward Scissorhands also exposed fear among people to the new culture. This is where isolated people are viewed to be different with normal people (Han ). For instance, in the scene where Edward eats with the family, the . Don't be fooled by the reviews claiming this is an artsy giallo.
This is a surreal and extremely tactile movie about female sexuality and senses, with no exploitation, by way of an homage to classic Italian horror. Reviews, essays, books and the arts: the leading international weekly for literary culture.