The Tim Burton Secret Formula of Spirals, Daddy Issues, and Recycled Danny Elfman Scores

     March 4, 2010


The following College Humor video parodying the style of Tim Burton’s movies has been online for a few days now, but I can’t get it out of my head, especially after seeing his latest film, Alice in Wonderland, earlier this week (look for my review of the film tonight; the film is also the topic of the latest episode in our new podcast “Running Dialogue”, which should also be up sometime tonight).  I like most of Burton’s filmography up through Big Fish (which is one of my all-time favorite movies).  But the director’s work has increasingly become unintentional self-parody, which leads to this eviscerating parody CH did on the director and his not-so-secret formula.  It’s pretty damn funny (especially when Danny Elfman lays out his “new” score for Burton’s next movie).

Check it out after the jump.  Alice in Wonderland hits theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D tomorrow, March 5th.


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