A celebration of the life and films of one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years. A truly international filmmaker, Tim Burton has carved a reputation as one of the world's greatest creative directors, famed for the visually arresting style of his films that combine with highly original storylines. This stunning treasury explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen. Illustrated with many behind-the-scenes photographs and stunning film stills, chapters analyze the success and style of films such as Beetlejuice, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!, and examine how Burton breathed new life into well-known stories that include Batman, Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. as well as his latest films Alice Through the Looking Glass, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Beetlejuice 2. Get to the know the man behind classic films such as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland and learn more about the iconic filmmaker and his work. A must for any film buffs!
Ian Nathan, who lives and works in London, is one of the UK’s best-known film writers. He is the author of ten books, including Alien Vault, the best-selling history of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece; Terminator Vault; Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker, and His Work; and Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth. He is the former editor and executive editor of Empire, still the world’s biggest movie magazine, where he remains a contributing editor. He has contributed to The Times, The Independent, The Mail on Sunday, Cahiers Du Cinema, and can be seen on the Discovering Film documentary series on the UK’s Sky Arts channel.