Saturday, April 02, 2011

Tim Burton

Today we went and saw the Tim Burton Exhibition at Tiff. It is the MoMA's tribute to Burton’s life work. The exhibit features childhood sketches, paintings, storyboards, puppets, and costumes, as well as other completed and non-completed projects, and screenings of his major movies. It was fabulous.

My favourite part was seeing the costume that Johnny Depp wore as Edward Scissorhands. This is a sketch of it: I was also delighted to find out that a full length production of Frankenweenie is in the works. Yay!
I think that I have seen every Tim Burton film except Planet of the Apes. (Hey Meep!!! Do you have that one? ). Yes, I have even seen Ed Wood :)
And Mom, just letting you know that he not only directed Edwards Scissorhands -- but also Mars Attacks. So maybe this wouldn't be the exhibition for you ;)

It ends on April 17th.


vivian said...

I love tim burton. I bet that it was a really interesting exhibit!
My fav is the nightmare before christmas.
hope youre having a fun weekend

Micki Wilde said...

That would be fabulous to see, I bet you had a great time, I know I would if I went :)

Joanne Huffman said...

What a cool exhibit that must be!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Didn't you just want to come home and start drawing??? This is an EXCELLENT exhibit. I'm so glad you got to see it.

Janet Ghio said...

Wish I had seen that exhibit! Loved Edward Scissorhands!! and all of Tim Burton's filsm!!

Anonymous said...

I loved that exhibition,
especially to see how early on his visual vocabulary happened,and how true to it he stayed for so many years...

BFine said...

A full length Frankenweenie will be fabulous indeed! Must have been as great exhibit.

Anonymous said...

I do have his Planet of the Apes. Let's watch it!