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Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare  Before Christmas, Sleepy hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Batman. These renowned films all have one thing in common; Tim Walter Burton. The film director of all film directors. A man known for his dark, gothic, eccentric horror and fantasy film styles as displayed in films such as Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland. Colour, camera angles, as well as lighting are three very important cinematography techniques when it comes to Burton’s film making. He uses these techniques to reveal a depressing or cheerful surrounding. For example when Charlie unwraps the Wonka Bar and finds no golden ticket inside, Burton uses close-ups to show the family’s disappointment. In all his films he uses movement to create meaning. For example, dance to communicate emotion as seen in Batman when The Joker is dancing around with his henchmen destroying everything in his path, on his way to meet Vicky Vale. This shows how much joy evil and terror brings him. Burton uses both saturated and unsaturated colour in the characters’ clothing in Alice in Wonderland as well as in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. For example, in Mr Willy Wonka’s clothing. He uses lighting to make his idea or opinion becoming clearer for the audience to understand. Batman is classified as a vigilante , Burton plays with both light and dark lighting when Batman appears into a scene. Batman usually appears in places where the lighting is dark but will have a single light source on him such as a spotlight, which could symbolize how he has both good and bad traits making him a vigilante. Burton is also known for his signature camera shots and angles namely, the Dutch angle and Point-of-view shot. These shots are most successfully demonstrated in his film Edward Scissorhands. In 2007, he was honored with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th Venice International Film Festival. His film Sweeney Tod: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was nominated, and won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. These are just a few of Tim Walter Burton’s greatest achievements. He once said, “Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.” His genius film making could also pass as therapeutic to us his fellow viewers. So fellow viewers, please help me in welcoming Mr Tim Walter Burton