Tim Burton tells the story of Frankenstein’s monster in suburbia as a children’s fable about tolerance. Loving parents Ben and Susan Frankenstein encourage their son Victor’s home movies, starring their energetic bull terrier, Sparky. Following a terrible car accident, Sparky is dead and Victor is inconsolable. After an experiment with a frog in his science class, Victor gets the idea to make an electrical experiment of his own. After building a fantastic laboratory with only household items, he reanimates his beloved dog. —Fandango
Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton (born August 25, 1958) is a Golden Globe Award-winning American film director, producer, writer and artist. He is famed for his dark and quirky films, such as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which he co-wrote and produced. He is also famous for directing blockbusters including Batman and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since directing his first feature film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure in 1985, he has gone on to direct and produce numerous films, many of which have received Academy Award nominations and wins. He frequently works with close friend Johnny Depp, musician Danny Elfman and partner Helena Bonham Carter. His upcoming projects include the animated film 9 and Alice in Wonderland, the Disney retelling of Lewis Carroll’s book.
Burton was born in Burbank, California, the first of two sons to Bill Burton and Jean Erickson. His year of birth is sometimes mistakenly given as 1960. Burton described his childhood self as quirky… read more
Insospettabile ritorno di Burton dal torpore decennale in cui era piombato.Un gioiellino che riflette sull'ossessivo recupero del vecchio sul nuovo, con amara e ironica critica all'irriproducibilità, oggi, di ciò che fu ieri. Un'operazione nostalgica e retrò che è consapevole negazione di se stessa, con stile e maestria registica scomparsi da tempo nel cinema di Burton. Un piccolo grande film.
Burton continues to breed his penchant for turning childhood suburbia into the wildest fantasies of youth and imagination. Wonderfully crafted in the vein of German Expressionist cinema, it’s another charming early creation from the Burton canon.