"[40], Marc Lee of The Daily Telegraph scored the film five out of five stars, writing, "Burton's modern fairytale has an almost palpably personal feel: it is told gently, subtly and with infinite sympathy for an outsider who charms the locals but then inadvertently arouses their baser instincts." "[5][12] The dance version is set in the 1950s, unlike the 1990 film, which was set in the late 1980s. Edward Scissorhands reflects similar notions of alienation and conformity. [6] Howard Harrison designed lights and Paul Groothuis was sound designer. [1] The musical score is by Terry Davies,[9] but it includes significant portions of Elfman's film score. It's a weird place. Both Burton and Elfman consider Edward Scissorhands their most personal and favorite work. Burton was impressed with her short novel, First Born, which was "about an abortion that came back to life". The food/drink is not necessarily just passing through a robot body, as he becomes drunk and throws up. The young man is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim (Winona Ryder). With Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall. [26] Among the cities that it sold out are New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne and Paris. [32], Burton acknowledged that the main themes of Edward Scissorhands deal with self-discovery and isolation. [53] Metal band Motionless in White have a song entitled "Scissorhands (The Last Snow)", with its lyrics written about the film in homage to its legacy and impact on the gothic subculture. Set and costume design were both by Lez Brotherston in a style described as a sort of Desperate Housewives suburbia of mild-mannered characters. As reborn in a new theater piece by Matthew Bourne, Edward is all these things and perhaps something more: the latest member of the select circle of semianimate figures who have found a lasting home in dance. Depp has formed a Scorsese/De Niro-like companionship with Burton over the years, teaming up for various pictures (including Sleepy Hollow and the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). "We have to let it find its place. "[25] Kim leaves her jock boyfriend (Jim) to be with Edward, an event that many have postulated as Burton's revenge against jocks he encountered as a teenager in suburban Burbank, CA. Genre 1: FAIRYTALE. [13][14], —The New York Times, Matthew Gurewitsch[11], In the promotional video for the American debut, Bourne highlights the juxtaposition of the gothic horror setting and the suburban settings of the adaptation. What other movies have Tim Burton and Johnny Depp done together? Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys plays an uncredited role as the blond boy playing on the Slip 'n Slide as Edward rides in Peg's car through suburbia. A mob confronts the "evil creature", in this case, Edward, at his castle. [6] Bourne asked Thompson's consent to adapt the Scissorhands film the following year, but it took another seven years to obtain the necessary funding and get the film's director Tim Burton and composer Elfman to go along. Robert Hurwitt of the San Francisco Chronicle described it as a high point in his "Theatre Year in Review top 10", saying it was "invigoratingly choreographed and beguilingly designed". Edward's scissor hands were created and designed by Stan Winston. [18] Jim Carrey was also considered for the role, while Thompson favored John Cusack. Kim's parents set out to find Edward while Kim stays behind in case he returns. View production, box office, & company info. Written by For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. In his grief, the inventor creates another "son" with flashing scissors for hands. Burton referred to this scene as a "high school fantasy". [31] Selections from the score had been used in the trailers for other films including The Secret Garden (1993), The Indian in the Cupboard (1995), The Ladykillers (1994), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and two other Tim Burton films: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Big Fish (2003). Danny Elfman, Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Alan Arkin, and Atwood received individual nominations. I tried to walk the fine line of making it funny and strange without it being judgmental. The tale does not grow old because the values are timeless.Edward Scissorhands, despite its occasional flaws, finally gave Burton the chance to unleash his talents as a visual filmmaker along with a pretty solid story mold – the result being a sublimely dark rom-com-drama that never conforms to the typical genre clichés and becomes quite a unique film in its own little world.4.5/5. In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. Indeed, so much skill has been lavished on this dance-theatre show for Bourne's company, New Adventures, that it almost feels churlish to withhold my affections. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. At the time, the budget was projected to be around $8–9 million. [16] He then wanders into a town where a family takes him in. [13] At the time of his casting, Depp was wanting to break out of the teen idol status which his performance in 21 Jump Street had afforded him. [7][36], "As portrayed by Johnny Depp 17 years ago in the movie by Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands was many things to many people: a wild child, an artist, a sex symbol, a freak, a killer through little fault of his own and finally the phantom of a love long lost. He also notes that San Francisco was a good place for the United States debut of the work in part because as a city it exhibits a tolerance similar to that of the suburbanites in the work. You can literally "feel" the vibe of this picture, its heart pulsing black blood.The movie was a childhood project of Burton, who drew sketches of Edward as a boy and used to alienate himself from his hostile surroundings by taking refuge in fictional stories involving the scissor-handed hero. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world. [15] Tom Hanks and Gary Oldman turned down the part,[16][17] Hanks in favor of critical and commercial flop The Bonfire of the Vanities. It doesn't quite fit into his re-imagining films like: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, or Alice in Wonderland, or Planet of the Apes; but the ghost of Frankenstein definitely haunts Edward Scissorhands.I consider it quintessential not just because it's … Burton's visual imagination is extraordinary". [25] The facade of the Gothic mansion was built just outside Dade City. When he was sent the script, Depp "wept like a newborn" and immediately found personal and emotional connections with the story. The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. [21] Burton approached Ryder for the role of Kim Boggs based on their positive working experience in Beetlejuice. Afterwards It Did after a line spoken in the final scene of the film. She described her dog as follows: "he was the most soulful, yearning creature I ever met. [3] Eventually (in 2008), Time would begin an article on Bourne with the following summary: "Matthew Bourne is the world's most popular living dance maker. An elderly woman tells her granddaughter the story of a young man named Edward who has scissor blades for hands. [4], The work received a nomination for the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography (for Bourne) and won the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience. An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. [46] Production designer Bo Welch won the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, while costume designer Colleen Atwood, and Winston and Neil also received nominations at the British Academy Film Awards. Since then, he has lived alone, until a kind lady called Peg discovers him and welcomes him into her home. [27], The dance adaptation received mixed reviews. Edward Scissorhands climaxes much like James Whale's Frankenstein and Burton's own Frankenweenie. Those witnessing the event think that Edward is attacking Kevin and Jim assaults Edward.

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