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ÉDITORIAL
The Tim Burton exhibition, which La Cinémathèque française is pleased to host in the spring
of 2012, was designed in 2009 by the MoMA in New York. After a historic success at the
Museum, the exhibition traveled to Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles.
Costa-Gavras, President of La Cinémathèque, and I had the pleasure of convincing our
friends at the MoMA to accept continuing the exhibition’s itinerary all the way to Paris. The
decisive element was the enthusiastic agreement of Tim Burton, who was delighted that his
exhibition would be installed in France, the country of Georges Méliès. Paris will thus be the
only European city to welcome this magnificent exhibition of drawings, photographs,
figurines and objects that make up Tim Burton’s artistic world, his creative environment and
his intimate dreams. The exhibition reveals his first drawings, made when he was an art
student in California, then work from his time spent with Disney and, finally, the full
development of the artist who created legendary films, such as Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward
Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.
I would like to warmly thank Glenn D. Lowry, Director of MoMA, as well as exhibition
curators Rajendra Roy, Ron Magliozzi and Jenny He, the Warner Bros. Studios, Disney,
Twentieth Century Fox, Sony, Paramount and, of course, Tim Burton and his team, in
particular Derek Frey and Holly Kempf, without whom this exhibition would not have been
possible. Welcome to the Burton Galaxy!
Serge Toubiana
Managing Director, La C inémathèque française
TIM BURTON EXHIBITION
7 March – 5 August 2012
At La Cinémathèque française
An exhibition designed by the
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Organized under the patronage of
and its leading sponsors
In partnership with
Curators: Jenny He and Ron Magliozzi with Rajendra Roy (MoMA)
La Cinémathèque française Artistic Collaborator: Matthieu Orléan
Scenography: Pascal Rodriguez
Graphic Design: Marion Solvit
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The Tim Burton event at La Cinémathèque française is not only a wonderful opportunity to see all
of his films (including very limited-distribution short films) but also, thanks to the major exhibition
designed by the New York MoMA in 2009 and shown here this spring, an opportunity to discover
Burton’s talents as a draftsman, painter, video director, photographer and inventor of colorful,
amazing sculptures.
Eccentricities and visual reveries
The exhibition shows original works that are conscious mixtures of pop, Goth and surrealism – a creative
hybridization claimed by the artist, who enjoys mixing and subverting genres. Some are from his youth and are
pure visual reveries imagined for projects that remained in the planning stage: “I was making a drawing when
all of a sudden, I said to myself: What difference does it make if I know how to draw or not? What’s important is
that I like it. From that moment on, I didn’t worry about trying to reproduce a human body or whether people
cared for my drawings or not.” In contrast, others are recent working prototypes whose artistic value is
nonetheless incontestable. Their spatial arrangement makes visitors feel as if they are entering the laboratory
of this modern Dr. Frankenstein, the creator of a cosmogony where the macabre and the comic join together
rather than in opposition. It is a place where the filmmaker’s intimate work (sketchbooks, amateur films) is
shown next to legendary cinema productions, such as Edward Scissorhands or Sleepy Hollow, whose hidden
side is revealed here for the first time.
Born in 1958, Tim Burton is one of those filmmakers who have always maintained a link to their childhood and
who have known how to make this link the magic lever for creating a world with which the public immediately
identifies. This eccentric cinematographic world subverts the principles of conceptual staging and heads in the
direction of a work based on images, where emotion is the key factor. Burton says this himself when he talks
about preparing his films, using a drawing rather than a storyboard (too arithmetic). “The more I make films,
the less I use a storyboard. Now, I make little sketches.” He believes in the spontaneous gesture, scribbled
zealously on paper at the limits of the subconscious, and in making dissident films, without compromises,
within an economic framework that is nonetheless the one of Hollywood blockbusters.
Tim Burton is most certainly the last great Hollywood craftsman. It’s not by accident that in 1994 he made a
film on Ed Wood, the king of American low-budget movies, a sort of premonitory alter-ego. The two men share
the fact that they have made freedom the cornerstone of their ethic. However, unlike Ed Wood, who was
always broke, Burton represents the majestic and powerful side of the emancipated cinema that is fascinated
by science fiction, melodrama and everything grotesque. In this biopic, Burton makes Ed Wood (interpreted by
Johnny Depp, his alter-ego in eight feature films since 1990) a less desperate character than he actually was
and, above all, a mirror of Burton’s own personality, with a story that subtly draws out the bits and pieces of a
profession of faith. Wood made Bride of the Monster in 1955. Burton would make Corpse Bride in 2005, going
even further in the exploration of the Otherworld without second-degree kitsch. Burton has a sincere
tenderness for freaks of all types and has addressed this subject since his childhood. As if to protect them, he
wraps his “monsters” in a poetic scenario and a particularly sophisticated plastic approach that revives stopmotion, an old animation method that confers unequaled virtuosity and simplicity to his films.
Movies as escape
Burton is a filmmaker whose precocious love of films nourished the development of his own characters. The
little extraterrestrials in Mars Attacks! (The exhibition shows the film’s entire development, from the first
drawings to the original mock-ups in resin that were made for filming) are not unrelated to Planet 9 (1959) by
Ed Wood. Young Burton discovered this film when he lived in Burbank, a residential suburb of Los Angeles,
bathed in sunlight and totally boring: “a world without a history, without culture, without passion.” It is also the
outpost of the Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. For Tim, movies were never very far away and were, from
his childhood on, his main means of escape (“I’ve always loved monster films. They never scared me. They all
had something I enjoyed tremendously.”) With his overflowing imagination, this introverted adolescent
succeeded in breaking free of the oppression he felt in this Puritanical environment by drawing and making
short films that are shown here in exclusivity (Prehistoric Cavemen, Houdini, Tim’s Dreams). In the most
accessible types of spectacles, such as carnival attractions and ritual celebrations, Burton found the subjects
that he explored in his first works. “For me, Halloween was always the most wonderful night of the year. There
were no longer any rules to follow and I could be whatever I wanted.” Although he was not a particularly good
student, his talent brought him a number of prizes in municipal contests (in 1975, he created 1975 an anti-litter
poster that is one of the exhibition gems). When he was eighteen, he entered the prestigious California
Institute of the Arts, founded by Walt Disney to train his future artists.
After two years at the Institute, Tim Burton presented his end-of-studies project in 1979, which earned him a
place in the Disney Studios animation department. He stayed there for four years as an animator and artistdesigner on The Black Cauldron. Since his proposals were not used in the final version of this animated film, the
future filmmaker concentrated his attention on more personal projects (Luau, a short film in the form of a
hilarious Hawaiian parade) and met people who would accompany him throughout his career. “The artistic
director Rick Heinrichs1 is so closely associated to my world that we make up a film couple comparable to Dean
Martin and Jerry Lewis. He was able to materialize in 3D all the strange drawings I made.” A certain number of
Burton’s characteristic stylistic traits emerged during this period, as well as his use of bodily transformations.
With the help of two friends from the studio, Vincent and Frankenweenie (1982) were made, although the
studio did not encourage their distribution because they were thought to be too morbid. Effectively enough,
his preparatory drawings were made with a dark and melancholy line that conveys this feeling.
Vincent Price, who was Burton’s idol to such an extent that the artist made his portrait at the age of twenty
(also shown in the exhibition), accepted to be the narrator of Vincent. Later, in 1990, Price would interpret the
father-figure inventor of young Edward Scissorhands in two flash-back scenes (which was his farewell to the
movies). The question of parent-child relationships is at the heart of Burton’s kingdom. To film this youth that
fascinates him, Burton chooses choreographies where both the grace and awkwardness of his characters is
expressed. Thus, we see Kim (Winona Ryder) dancing in the snow, in symbiosis with the art of Edward, who
carves ice sculptures (the teenager’s sexual energy makes the camera turn in circles on its axis); Lydia (Winona
Ryder once again), weaving as she levitates in a little plaid dress in Beetlejuice; a melodious whirlwind drawing
Victor, the young virgin of Corpse Bride, away to a jam session at the moment he encounters the Corpse Bride
in the after-life; and the colorful dance of the Oompa Loompas propelling poor Charlie’s childhood (and the
chocolate factory) toward the discovery of the real world.
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Who won an Oscar for Sleepy Hollow.
A question of filiation
For Burton’s adult heroes, the question of their filiation is nonetheless unresolved. It is at the heart of a knot of
suffering, as materialized in the traumatic memories of Wonka, repudiated by his father (brilliant choice of
Christopher Lee as the vampire-father), the Sweeney Todd barber’s attachment, in spite of himself, to his
daughter Johanna (driving even his bloody vengeance), or the tall tales of Ed Bloom in Big Fish, which were for
years an obstacle to his son’s love. These impossible or tortured relationships are shown in the mask motif that
haunts a great many of Burton’s drawings (his Clowns and Boys series in the nineties), as well as his two
adaptations of Batman. The rigid, painted face, while hiding facial deformities, provokes dread because it
disavows the passing of time. Batman is an orphan, who is driven to find his parents’ assassin, just like his
enemy, the Penguin, who was abandoned at birth. These two ageless beings without a genealogy engage in a
battle refereed by Catwoman, sheathed in latex and the embodiment of absolute, feral and seductive
femininity, like a Hitchcock heroine. In the film, Burton pays tribute to Hitchcock, his tutelary spirit, but in a
more grotesque way (the shot where Batman almost falls into the void recalls the shot of James Stewart at the
beginning of Vertigo). “I love these characters, their duels, the fact that they are haunted by darkness and a
desire for light.” Burton likes the intermediate zone. Twilight. Somewhere between the indie move and the
blockbuster.
The most European of American filmmakers?
The exhibition provides an opportunity to see Burton’s work from past to present and to reveal elements
stemming from his latest films, Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie, which will be released in 2012. The latter
film is a stop-motion remake that tells the same story as the 1982 version, although the action takes place in an
imaginary European country named New Holland. Following Mars Attacks!, a science-fiction satire of an
America that is ready to explode (populated by shady promoters, New Age adepts and fascist military men),
and starting with Sleepy Holllow, which is set in a community of Dutch immigrants recently arrived in the New
World, Burton refocused his work on a new geography. He decided to come closer physically and aesthetically
to Europe. London very much in the time of Jack the Ripper provides the background for Sweeney Todd; there
are English references to Roald Dahl (Charlie) and Lewis Carroll (Alice). What does this shift of a center of
gravity mean? Burton’s own identity has been subject to metamorphoses like those undergone by the
characters of his Divine Comedy: the polymorphic heroes of Trick or Treat (1980), immortalized with colored
pencils. Is Burton the most European of American filmmakers? Is he the most modern of a long line of
illusionist directors who invented enchantment and fear along with cinematography? ”Films knock at the door
of our dreams and our subconscious. Although this reality varies depending on the generation, films have a
therapeutic impact – just like fairy tales used to have.”
Matthieu Orléan
All quotes by Tim Burton come from Tim Burton, Interviews with Mark Salisbury, Sonatine Editions, 2009.
This text is based on an excerpt from Burton on Burton, by Mark Salisbury, Faber and Faber, London, 1995.
Tim Burton, the Exhibition has been presented in the following venues:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (22 November 2009 – 26 April 2010)
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (24 June – 10 October 2010)
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto (26 November 2010 – 17 April 2011)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (29 May – 31 October 2011)
AROUND THE EXHIBITION
Films – Encounters – Lectures – Visits
Tim Burton at La Cinémathèque française!
BOOK SIGNING
Sunday, March 4, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Tim Burton will sign the exhibition catalog and the book L’ART DE TIM BURTON.
« Tim Burton à La Cinémathèque » – MASTER CLASS
Monday, March 5 at 3 pm
Henri Langlois Room and retransmission in the Georges Franju Room.
Libre Pass sales; on site at La Cinémathèque française only, Sunday, January 29, at 11 am; Price: €5
Libre Pass sales for non-subscribers; on fnac.com only, starting on Wednesday, February 8, at 12 noon; Price: €10
Corpse Bride (2005). Directed byTim Burton and Mike Johnson.
Tim Burton on the set.
Crédit photo: Derek Frey
Full Retrospective – Tim Burton Carte Blanche
From 7 March to 23 May
As a complement to the Tim Burton exhibition, all the films by the author of Edward Scissorhands will be programmed. Tim
Burton’s world is an undeniably personal one, a world evoking childhood dreams impregnated with touches of German
Expressionism and low-budget Hollywood horror movies. The illegitimate son of Edgar Allen Poe and Walt Disney, Tim
Burton loves ghosts (Beetlejuice), superheroes (Batman, Batman Returns), extraterrestrials (Mars Attacks !), pathetic
filmmakers (Ed Wood) and all sorts of touching and grotesque creatures, the pariahs and outcasts of a society sanitized by
adults.
F U L L R ETR OSPECTI VE
Alice in Wonderland
Frankenweenie
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/2010/109'/VOSTF/35mm
With Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Sheen.
Monday 12 march at 14:30 / Wednesday 21 march 19:00 / di
06 may 15:00
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1984/29'/VOSTF/Vidéo
With Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver.
Thursday 08 march 14:30 / Saturday 24 march 14:30 /
Wednesday 18 april 14:30
Batman
Mars Attacks!
Directed by Tim Burton (USA/1989/125'/VOSTF/70mm)
With Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Jack Nicholson.
Friday 16 march 19:00 / Wednesday 04 april 14:30/ friday 13
april 14:30
Directed by Tim Burton (USA/1997/105'/VOSTF/35mm)
With Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Benning.
Sunday 11 march 20:00 / Sunday 25 march 21:30 / Sunday 22
april 15:00
Batman Returns
Corpse Bride
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1992/126'/VOSTF/35mm
With Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito.
Sunday 18 march 19:00 / Sunday 08 april 15:00 / saturday 14
april 14:30
Directed by Tim Burton et Mike Johnson
USA/2005/75'/VOSTF/35mm
Wednesday 21 march 14:30 / Saturday 07 April 17:00 /
Wednesday 25 April 14:30
Beetlejuice
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure/the Story of a Rebel and his
Bike
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1988/92'/VOSTF/35mm
With Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis.
Sunday 11 march 15:00 / Monday 26 march 21:00 / Thursday
12 april 14:30
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1985/90'/VOSTF/35mm
With Pee Wee Herman, Elisabeth Daily, Mark Holton.
Wednesday 09 march 14:30 / Sunday 18 march 15:00 / Friday
13 april 19:00
Big Fish
Planet of the Apes
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/2003/125'/VOSTF/35mm
With Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange.
Thursday 15 march 14:30 / saturday 07 april 21:00 / friday 27
april 14:30
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/2001/120'/VOSTF/35mm
With Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter.
Friday 09 march 17:30 / Thursday 29 march 14:30 / Sunday 08
april 21:45
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Sleepy Hollow
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/2005/116'/VOSTF/35mm
With Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Annasophia Robb.
Sunday 01 april 17:00 / Monday 09 april 14:30 / Sunday 29
april 15:00
Directed by Tim Burton
USA-Germany/2000/105'/VOSTF/35mm
With Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken.
Saturday 10 march 19:15 / Wednesday 04 April 17:00 /
saturday 14 april 19:00
Ed Wood
Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1994/126'/VOSTF/35mm
With Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Patricia Arquette.
Wednesday 07 march 20:00 / saturday 17 march 19:00 / Friday
20 april 14:30
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/2008/116'/VOSTF/35mm
With Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman.
Monday 12 march 21:00 / friday 23 march 14:30 / Wednesday
11 april 21:00
Edward Scissorhands
Vincent
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1990/105'/VOSTF/35mm
With Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest.
Wednesday 14 march 14:30 / Saturday 24 march 19:00 HL /
Thursday 12 April 21:00 HL
Directed by Tim Burton
USA/1982/6'/VOSTF/Vidéo
With Vincent Price’s voice.
Thursday 08 march 14:30 / Saturday 24 march 14:30 / Sunday
15 april 15:00
TI M B UR TO N C A R TE B L AN C H E
Scream Blacula Scream
Invaders from Mars
Directed by Bob Kelljan
USA/1973/96'/VOSTF/35mm
With William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier.
Friday 09 march 22:00
Directed by William Cameron Menzies
USA/1953/78'/VOSTF/35mm
With Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter, Arthur Franz.
Thursday 15 march 21:30
Omega Man
The Bride of the Monster
Directed by Boris Sagal
USA/1971/98'/VOSTF/35mm
With Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash.
Friday 09 march 20:00
Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
USA/1955/69'/VOSTF/35mm
With Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy.
Saturday 17 march 21 :30
The Brain from Planet Arous
Frankenstein
Directed by Nathan Juran
USA/1957/71'/VOSTF/35mm
With John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller.
Friday 06 april 22:00
Directed by James Whale
USA/1931/71'/VOSTF/35mm
With Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles.
Thursday 22 march 17:00 / Wednesday 18 april 14:30
First Men in the Moon
Glen or Glenda
Directed by Nathan Juran
England/1964/103'/VOSTF/35mm
Avec Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries.
Ve 06 april 20h00
Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
USA/1953/65'/VOSTF/35mm
With Edward D. Wood, Bela Lugosi, Dolores Fuller.
Monday 19 march 14:30
The Ghost and Mrs Muir
The Man Who Laughts
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
USA/1947/109'/VOSTF/35mm
With Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders.
Saturday 24 march 21:00
Directed by Paul Leni
USa/1927/114'/INT. FR./35mm
With Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Julius Molnar Jr.
Friday 16 march 21:30
Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari
Otto e Mezzo
Directed by Robert Wiene
Deutschland/1919/78'/INT. FR./35mm
With Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover.
Thursday 08 march 17:00
Directed by Federico Fellini
Italia/1963/138'/VOSTF/35mm
With Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo.
Sunday 11 march 17:00
Horror of Dracula
Jason and the Argonauts
Directed by Terence Fisher
England/1957/82'/VOSTF/35mm
WithbPeter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough.
Saturday 10 march 21h15
Directed by Don Chaffey
England/1963/103'/VOSTF/35mm
WithTodd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond.
Wednesdy 11 april 17:00 / Wednesday 23 may 14 :30
Pit and the Pendulum
The Mummy’s Hand
Directed by Roger Corman
USA/1965/80'/VOSTF/35mm
With Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr.
Wednesday 14 march 17:30
Directed by Christy Cabanne
USA/1940/67'/VOSTF/35mm
With Tom Tyler, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dick Foran.
Wednesday 21 march 21:45
Desperate Living
Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie des Grauens
Directed by John Waters
USA/1977/90'/VOSTF/35mm
With Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Edith Massey.
Saturday 07 april 19:00
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Germany/1922/110'/INT. FR./35mm
With Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wagenheim.
Sunday 25 march 19:00
Murders in the Rue Morgue
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Directed by Robert Florey
USA /1932/61'/VOSTF/35mm
With Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames.
Thursday 29 march 17 :00
Directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr.
USA/1959/79'/VOSTF/35mm
With Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore.
Friday 20 april 17:00
Dracula
First Men in the Moon
Directed by Tod Browning
USAA/1931/84'/VOSTF/35mm
With Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners.
Thursday 15 march 19:30
Directed by Nathan Juran
England/1964/103'/VOSTF/35mm
With Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries.
Friday 06 april 20 :00
Répulsion
Omega Man
Directed by Roman Polanski
England/1965/105'/VOSTF/35mm
With Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser.
Sunday 18 march 21 :30
De Boris Sagal
USA/1971/98'/VOSTF/35mm
With Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash.
Friday 09 march 20:00
Scream Blacula Scream
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Directed by Bob Kelljan
USA/1973/96'/VOSTF/35mm
With William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier.
Friday 09 march 22:00
Directed by Henry Levin
USA/1960/132'/VOSTF/35mm
With James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl.
Saturday 10 march 16 :45
Tim Burton Carte Blanche - Tex Avery Follies
Saturday 17 march 15 :00
The Nightmare before Christmas directed by Henry Selick (1993)
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Publications
EXHIBITION CATALOGUE in French
Published by the MoMA
in collaboration with The Cinémathèque française
Under the editorial direction of Ron Magliozzi and Jenny He
(Assistant Curators, Department of Film, MoMA)
Foreword by Serge Toubiana
64 pages – 64 color reproductions
€14.90
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THE ART OF TIM BURTON
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Over 1000 illustrations and 430 pages plus foldouts.
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Let’s talk about films and Tim Burton!
LECTURES
Monday, March 12, at 7 pm: “THE ART OF THE DEAD: TIM BURTON’S MORBID CREATION” BY
ANTOINE DE BAECQUE
In Tim Burton’s films, death is neither a sign of the end nor a mark of decrepitude; rather, it is a beginning. It opens the
door, not to a paradisiacal heaven, but to a colorful, joyous, grotesque, inventive tomb. Since it increases his artistic
capacity tenfold, we can speak in his case of a process of morbid creation.
After the lecture, a film chosen by the speaker will be shown: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Antoine de Baecque is a professor of film history at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre. He has published works on the New Wave and
the relationships between film and history. Recent publications include: L'Histoire-caméra (Gallimard, 2009), Godard, Biographie (Grasset,
2010), Le Dictionnaire Eustache (Leo Scheer, 2011), and an updated edition of his essay on Tim Burton for the Cahiers du Cinéma.
Monday, March 26, at 7 pm: “THE IMAGINARY GEOGRAPHY OF TIM BURTON’S FILMS: FROM
BURBANK TO NEW HOLLAND” BY MATTHIEU ORLÉAN
Born in Burbank, Tim Burton grew up in a “world without history, without culture, without passion” which was, at the same
time, a source of inspiration: a real and imaginary geography that is found in his first works. Starting with Batman (and the
re-creation of Gotham City) and, above all, with Sleepy Hollow, he migrates toward more European-looking countries and
approaches other aesthetic shores, continuously moving the center of gravity of his films from the New to the Old World.
After the lecture, a film chosen by the speaker will be shown: Beetlejuice.
Matthieu Orléan is La Cinémathèque’s artistic collaborator and is in charge of temporary exhibitions. He was curator for the “Almodovar
Exhibition!” and “Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood.” He published Paul Vecciali, La Maison Cinéma, Editions de l’Œil, in 2011.
Friday, March 16 at 2:30 pm: “MOTION CAPTURE, PERFORMANCE CAPTURE AND SPECIAL EFFECTS:
TIM BURTON’S ORIGINS” BY GILLES PENSO
In the context of the Conservatory lectures on cinematographic techniques.
Lecture ticket: regular rate €4; reduced rate €3; FAP and Cinétudiant €2.5; free of charge for Libre Pass holders
Combined ticket lecture + film at 9 pm: €8 (instead of €10.50)
A FILM EXPERIENCE
“MEETING RICK HEINRICHS, TIM BURTON’S COLLABORATOR”
Rick Heinrichs received his degree from Cal Arts, just like Tim Burton, whom he met in the Disney Studios in 1982 on Hansel
and Gretel. Working first as an animator, then as a creator of special effects and visuals, artistic director or head designer
(he won a production design Oscar for Sleepy Hollow), he is one of Tim Burton’s earliest and most important collaborators.
He has worked with Burton from the earliest films like Vincent (1982) and Frankenweenie (1984) to the latest Dark Shadows
and Frankenweenie (2012).
During this exceptional encounter, Rick Henrichs will tell about his collaboration with Tim Burton and will present his
creations using film extracts and working documents.
Saturday, April 7, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Lecture: regular rate €4; reduced rate €3; FAP and Cinétudiant €2.5; free of charge for Libre Pass holders
COLLOQUIUM “TIM BURTON: CHILDHOOD TERRORS”
In collaboration with the Sorbonne Nouvelle University – Paris 3, a two-day colloquium will be held to study
Burton’s work and its dual sources in terror and childhood.
Research workers and specialists from different artistic fields will discuss the work behind scripts, set designs, drawings,
costumes and music to analyze Burton’s paradoxical combination of childhood and the grotesque, as well as how the
director lastingly renewed the codes of children’s iconography.
Thursday, April 5 – 9:30 am to I pm / 2:30 pm to 6 pm at La Cinémathèque française
Friday, April 20 – 9:30 am to 1 pm / 2:30 pm to 6 pm at INHA (2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris) – Free of charge
EVENING SHOWING “TIM BURTON BY THE ANIMATION SCHOOLS”
A viewing of films and work by students from art and animation schools, who show their personal interpretation of
”childhood terrors” inspired by the world of the American filmmaker. The program includes storyboards, animatics, short
films and other surprises. With the participation of the following schools: ENSAD, École Estienne, Lycée Corvisart in Paris, Ateliers
des Beaux Arts of the City of Paris, University Paris Ouest Nanterre, École Georges Méliès at Orly, Lycée Leonard de Vinci at Montaigu,
ESAAT at Roubaix, École des Métiers du Cinéma d’Animation at Angoulême, La Cambre at Bruxelles.
Thursday, April 5 – 7:30 pm to 9 pm at La Cinémathèque française – Free of charge
For children!
This spring, the most extravagant creatures will escape from Tim Burton’s imagination and
come to haunt the activities proposed for children.
Tim Burton, Sans titre (Mars Attacks!). 1995
Aquarelle et pastel sur papier. Collection privée.
Mars Attacks! © Warner Bros.
© 2011 Tim Burton
FILM SCHEDULE: “MONSTERS! TIM BURTON & CO”
From 07/03/12 to 24/06/12
How nice to see Tim Burton’s films while discovering an exhibition dedicated to the artist! During the
“Monsters” cycle, Mr. Tim’s strange creatures will encounter their look-alikes , who are echoed in a selection of
films. You’ll find the Ray Harryhausen special effects that Tim Burton loved in Jason and the Argonauts, or
Professor Frankenstein, a relative of Frankenweenie and the creator of Edward Scissorhands, as well as a
presentation that is specially dedicated to the characters from Alice in Wonderland.
Every Wednesday at 2:30 pm and on Sundays at 3 pm
Regular rate: 6.5 euros; under 18, €3
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
NEW for 13-15 year olds!
TIM TIMES
Where do the strange beings drawn or filmed by Tim Burton come from? After investigating the artist’s
drawings and paintings and excerpts from his films, participants will take their turn creating a creature that
could haunt Burton’s world and bring it to life. With each Tim Times, the monstrous family will grow and can be
seen online in a cabinet of curiosities.
Saturdays starting on March 24 (except May 12) 4:30 pm – 6 pm
+ free visit of the exhibition from 6 pm to 8 pm
Rate: €10
Reservations starting from Wednesday, February 29, at 12 noon for the Tim Times from March 24 to April 28, then from Wednesday,
April 11, for the Tim Times from May 5 to 26
KINOKIDS WORKSHOPS
Big/Small
Tiny men, gigantic beasts, monumental sets: from the beginning, films loved to play with proportion. Tim
Burton is particularly fond of this type of exaggeration, as the children who participate in Kinokids will see
when they make some special effects inspired by Big Fish and Alice in Wonderland.
6-8 years Sunday, March 25, from 10:30 am to 1 pm // 9-11 years Sunday, March 25, from 2:30 pm to 5 pm
Rate: €10 per child (Reservations from Wednesday, February 29, at 12 noon)
MAXIKINO WORKSHOP
Animated drawings
From his beginnings as an animator in the Disney Studios, Tim Burton has brought even his most fantastic ideas
to life using animated drawings. With an idea, a pencil, lots of paper and patience, and a camera to film your
images one by one, you can also bring your drawings to life on screen!
Saturday, March 17, from 2:30 pm to 5 pm
Rate: €10 per child (Reservations from Wednesday, February 29, at 12 noon)
Fantastic creatures
Discovery of all sorts of creatures from fantasy films (Dracula, Frankenstein, etc.) to the strange characters
invented by Tim Burton. What do those who work on a film do to transform an actor into a creature (makeup,
hairstyle, costumes)?
Saturday, May 12, from 2:30 pm to 5 pm
Rate: €10 per child (Reservations from Wednesday, April 11, at 12 noon)
WORKSHOPS DURING EASTER HOLIDAYS
“In the Footsteps of Frankenweenie” Workshop
Following the showing during the Wednesday afternoon session of Frankenweenie, one of Tim Burton’s first
short features, and Frankenstein by James Whale, workshop participants will take their turn creating the story
of a mad scientist. To do this, they can mix real shots and image-by-image sequences, real actors and puppets,
in the Tim Burton style.
9-11 years, Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April from 10 am to 5 pm
Rate: €40 per child (Reservations from Wednesday, February 29, at 12 noon)
“Making Movies” days: discovering animated film
During one day, participants will discover some of the techniques used by Tim Burton in his films and try out for
themselves different types of film animation using puppets or drawings, objects or sand to create some very
surprising animations.
6-8 years Thursday, April 26, 10 am to 4:30 pm // 6-8 years Friday April 27, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Rate: €15 per child (Reservations from Wednesday, February 29, at 12 noon)
AN EXHIBITION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Family visits
What will you discover in the Tim Burton exhibition? To prepare the visit, a speaker gathers together children
and adults and gives them a few essential keys. This is followed by an open visit to the exhibition, with a
document specially designed for children.
Sundays at 11 am, except for April 15, April 29, May 13 and May 20
Rate: €12, €6 for children under 18 (+€1 for Internet presales)
(Presentation + open visit to the exhibition from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm)
Stories for the pathway
Mr. Tim’s strange family
Beetlejuice, Jack, Edward… Burton has invented a gallery of characters who are a mixture of tenderness,
ambiguity and strangeness, but who are always very appealing. Before the exhibition visit, a storyteller
introduces visitors large and small to the fantastic “family” which has accompanied Tim Burton since he was a
small child. This is followed by an open visit to the exhibition, with a document specially designed for children.
Sunday April 15, April 29 and May 20 at 11 am
Rate: €13, €7 for children under 18 (stories + open visit to the exhibition from 12 noon to 2 pm)
Sunday with Alice
The protagonist of Alice in Wonderland, created by Lewis Carroll, has inspired many albums and films, including
the one made by Tim Burton in 2010.
11 am – 12 noon: Workshop: an exploration of the different faces of Alice in films.
12 noon – 12:30 pm: Looking for Alice in the exhibition. This session can be followed by an open visit to the
exhibition.
2 pm: Workshop: the different faces of Alice in children’s literature.
3 pm: Screening: program of short films adapted from Alice in Wonderland.
For children 8 years old and older, Sunday May 13
Rate: €20 for a child accompanied by an adult (Reservations from Wednesday, April 11, at 12 noon)
We highly recommend reserving on cinematheque.fr
Edward Scissorhands 1990. Directed by Tim Burton. Twentieth Century Fox/Photofest. © Twentieth Century Fox
2012: TIM BURTON ATTACKS!
2 MAJOR EVENTS AT WARNER BROS.
APRIL 25, 2012: RELEASE OF A BOX-SET WITH 15 OF TIM BURTON'S FILMS IN
LIMITED EDITION (available on Blu-rayTM or DVD) in a luxury package featuring for the very first time 15
of Tim Burton's major feature films, as well as a 42-page book about the eight films distributed by Warner
Bros.
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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985 / Warner Bros.)
Beetlejuice (1988 / Warner Bros.)
Batman (1989 / Warner Bros.)
Edward Scissorhands (1990 / Fox)
Batman Returns (1991 / Warner Bros.)
Ed Wood (1994 / Disney)
Mars Attacks! (1996 / Warner Bros.)
Sleepy Hollow (1999 / Studiocanal)
Planet of the Apes (2001 / Fox)
Big Fish (2003 / Sony Pictures)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005 / Warner Bros.)
Corpse Bride (2004 / Warner Bros.)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 / Warner Bros.)
Alice in Wonderland (2009 / Disney)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Produced by/ 1994 / Disney)
Limited release available at Fnac stores, on fnac.com and
at the Cinémathèque Française.
DVD box-set (15 films on DVD) + a 42-page
book
Recommended Retail Price: € 109.99 (incl.
taxes)
Blu-ray box-set (14 films on Blu-ray, except
for Ed Wood only available on DVD) + a 42page book
Recommended Retail Price: €139.99 (incl.
taxes)
Warner Bros. Entertainment publicists
Caroline Maréchal / Audrey Le Pennec
+ 33 1 72 25 10 27 / 11 40
[email protected] / [email protected]
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MAY 9, 2012: RELEASE OF Tim Burton's new film DARK SHADOWS
In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a
new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their
family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of
Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate
playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch,
in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and
then burying him alive.
Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed
world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The
dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.
Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman
(Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Infinitum Nihil/GK
Films/Zanuck Company production, a Tim Burton film, “Dark Shadows” is slated to open beginning May 11,
2012, and will be distributed worldwide in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros.
Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Warner Bros. Entertainment press contact :
Eugénie Pont / Carole Chomand / Sabri Ammar
+33 1 72 25 10 83 / 11 16
[email protected]s.com / [email protected]