Monday, 25 April 2011

A-Z #71: Edward Scissorhands

You can pick up hundreds of DVDs for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. It's never about quantity, it's about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and understanding why I own the films ... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#71 - Edward Scissorhands 

Why did I buy it?

My sister was a huge Johnny Depp fan. She fancied him in a big way. Back when I was 8-years old or something, she had the posters and even went through a 'goth' phase. Now, I remember hearing Tim Burton and Edward Scissorhands come up in conversation so much, but only managed to truly realise its incredible fantasy quality when I borrowed this off a friend. Sure enough, following that watch, I had to purchase it. 

Why do I still own it?

I believe this is the definitive Tim Burton/Johnny Depp project - before Sleepy Hollow and Ed Wood. I may even go so far to say it is the definitive Tim Burton film. If I were to summarise BUrton, the gothic nature of Edward Scissorhands combined with the fairytale nature of the story... and the coming-of-age element. Art + Film = Tim Burton. And, then there is the soundtrack ...
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