Some characteristics of Tim Burton Flamboyant visual style often marked by dark/ grey/ black/ white/ silvery tones Castles and Gothic mansions Outcasts from society e.g. Edward Scissorhands Contrast between “normal” suburban society and the world of the outcast Individual versus society Night time and shadows Fairytale style/ storytelling Black humour Characters with strong physical ailments/ very noticeable physicalities such as being very short The use of music- often includes church choirs and organs Misunderstandings Childlike fantasy Gadgets and machinery Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter often feature Death and graveyards Burton films often include dead dogs, clowns, black and white checkered floors, twisted trees, jack-o'lanterns, scarecrows, striped snakes, butterflies, and redheads in his films. Main characters are often outcasts with a pale face and dark hair. Visual style and themes heavily influenced by Gothic horror films of the twenties and thirties, especially those of James Whale and F.W. Murnau, along with the films of German Expressionism. The illustrations of Edward Gorey are another major influence.