Tim Burton and German Expressionism

0 Posted by - December 28, 2015 - Cineview

The following video, created by the Italian blog Cinema Sem Lei, splits scenes from well-known Tim Burton’s movies and from German Expressionist films, revealing Tim Burton’s clear influence by this significant movement.
German expressionism started in the 1910s and reached the 1930s, leaving memorable masterpieces, such as “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), “ Nosferatu” (1922), “Phantom” (1922), “The Last Laugh” (1924) , “Metropolis” (1927) etc.
In this video below, we can see scenes from “Corpse Bride” (2005), “Edward Scissorhands” (1990), “Vincent” (1982) “Batman Returns” (1992) , “Dark Shadows” (2012) in comparison with famous German Expressionist shots.



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