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Burton on Burton

Tim Burton

‘A must for fans’ Empire.

A full update on one of the bestselling Directors on Directors books, with a new introduction by Johnny Depp

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Tim Burton is one of the great modern-day visionaries of cinema, a director who has fabricated his own deliciously nightmarish universe in movies as extraordinary as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks! and The Nightmare before Christmas – not to mention his twisted takes on the tales of Batman, Sleepy Hollow and Planet of the Apes.

Following the release of his re-imagining of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with long-time comrade Johnny Depp (who also provides a new foreword here), this updated and fully illustrated new edition of the definitive Burton interview book casts light on Burton’s Burbank childhood, his early work at Disney, the recurrent themes and stunning designs of his movies, and the creative obsessions that fuel them.

Critic Reviews

This revised edition of Mark Salisbury's excellent Tim Burton biog brings things up to date with Planet Of The Apes, Big Fish, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride. The new chapters are just as good as the old ones, with Salisbury employing the same winning mix of informative editorial and Burton's own reminiscences ... Still Essential.

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The new additions to Burton on Burton ... are interesting as much for what they omit as for their fresh insights into the mind of the director ... Burton's presentation of himself in the extensive interviews, conducted and sensitively edited by Mark Salisbury, that much more intriguing.

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a terrific achievement ... Faber's durable in-their-own-words format requires deft editing to be exhaustive without being verbose - and the balance is near perfect here ... the skill of this book is to make you want to revisit and reassess all of his work ... until Salsbury stops being such a lazy bastard and produces a full-blown biography, this is an essential shelf-filler.

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Mark Salisbury exhibits an intimate knowledge of Burton and his oeuvre.

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