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Edward Scissorhands

A 1990 movie directed by Tim Burton.

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Nothing choppy about this movie.

  • Nov 12, 2011
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I think the first time i saw this movie i was maybe 12 years old and i thought it was the coolest thing EVER! Back then i thought it was so cool because of Edward, i mean the guy had scissors for hands and was permanently dressed in a black bodysuit. And then i found the movie a few years ago at my local used movie store, and after i watched it again i still thought the movie was the coolest thing ever but for different reasons. Like many other of Burton's films this one is a obscure love story that has kind of a sad ending, but id rather not focus on that. Instead i think i'd rather focus on some of the other things that fascinated me in the film. OK well the body suit is still pretty cool, but the set/character designs are the thing that really draws my attention. As far as Tim Burton films go this one is on the low end of the odd scales in my opinion. But Burton's personality shows through in the houses of the town under Edwards house. All of the houses are super bright and weird colors. It makes for an odd looking neighborhood. and then of course Edwards mansion is totally Tim Burtoned out. It's really shadowy and dank looking on the inside but then the garden is really bright and full of Burton's signature topiary marvels. Burton's love of swirls and topiary decoration makes its way out of the mansion and into the homes, hair, and dogs of the townspeople later on in the movie. Another thing i noticed in this movie upon seeing it again was how much the ideas in this film made re-appearances in Burton's later films. The theme of extreme color differences to show differences in "worlds" is a common Burton appearance in Alice in Wonderland, Corpse Bride, Sleepy Hollow, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There is also as i said, lots of spirals and bush art that is also seen in Beetlejuice and Batman. One other thing i always wondered was if or if not the makers of The Grinch, with Jim Carry took a page from Burton's book in their design of the town in the movie. The houses and cars in The Grinch remind me so much of the color designs used in Edward Scissorhands that i have to wonder if that's where the inspiration came from. I'm sure there is more themes that i am missing here but these are the ones that come immediately to mind.
Nothing choppy about this movie. Nothing choppy about this movie. Nothing choppy about this movie.

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November 14, 2011
nicely done, Meghan! the one movie that always inpires me to see a barber :) where your photo at?
November 15, 2011
If this one inspires you to be a barber id like to know what the one where he actually is a barber says to you lol...thatbpic is like a year old so i put this one up in honor of the Marine Corps birthday and veterans day
 
November 13, 2011
I'm a huge Johnny Depp fan, and he is capable of making me forget who he is for real when he plays a character; the characters he plays come alive for me and this movie was no exception; I felt so much for his character I cried at the end....!! And Tim Burton is a really good addition to Depp as they get together for a movie and magic happens, no matter how strange the character! Thanks for the review and reminding me how delightful this was..well, till the end LOL
November 13, 2011
Im right along with you on the Depp fantrain. I think hes a very versitile actor and really brings his characters to life no matter how odd they may be. Depp is definatly one of the major keystones to Burtons genius, neither of them would be as successful had they never discovered the other.
 
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More Edward Scissorhands reviews
review by . May 23, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****    An old woman with a raspy voice tells her grandchild a bedtime story on a snowy night about the strange, abandoned Gothic castle that rests on a hill that can be clearly seen by just about any house in town. She explains that in the castle lives a man named Edward (Johnny Depp); but not just any man. Edward has the peculiar advantage and disadvantage of having scissors for hands. This is the result of an unfinished experiment conducted by an aging inventor …
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Supremely disappointing. It had the potential of being the metaphor for late 20th century man where you can love but touching is potentially fatal (AIDS still had no effective treatment). Instead it's a bland fairy tale of middling angst.
review by . August 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
    Left all alone with scissors instead of human hands, Edward remains in the castle until he is befriended by Peg, a woman from the neighboring town who feels pity for his loneliness and decides to bring him to her home. His difference quickly becomes an obstacle which prevent him from being fully accepted as a member of society. Soon, the unsuspecting Edward, becomes the focus of much gossip and awakes either curiosity, hilarity, anger or fear amongst the whole neighborhood. Also, …
review by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie is a classic. It is a tale about a man who was not born but created, yet remains unfinished. For most of his life he has lived in a castle, but after a chance meeting with a makeup saleswoman, is brought to a classic suburban neighborhood. From there events unfold that must be witnessed to be understood. All through this is the underlying message about forcing change on people and understanding. It is a fantastic movie, a classic Tim Burton movie, and is fun for all ages. I recommend …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Great movie I think this movie is great for kids to watch too, but it might seem kinda of scary at first!
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
One of Burton's masterpieces. great cinematography, and wonderful story.
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Even though I thought the movie could of had more story and meaning it was still good.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Tim Burton's finest creation of the 90's, back when he did more original screenplays. Creepy yet heartwarming to say the least.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
this movie is beautiful and cute and it's one of my favourites
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Another amazing role that Johnny Depp made better. I also have a crush on Winona--and don't care that she's a shoplifter.
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Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film tells the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands. Edward is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Supporting roles are portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Alan Arkin and Vincent Price.

Burton conceived the idea for Edward Scissorhands from his childhood upbringing in suburban Burbank, California. During pre-production of Beetlejuice, Caroline Thompson was hired to adapt Burton's story into a screenplay, and the film began development at 20th Century Fox, after Warner Bros. passed on the project. Edward Scissorhands was then fast tracked after Burton's success with Batman. Before Depp's casting, the leading role of Edward had been connected to Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Robert Downey, Jr. and William Hurt, while the role of The Inventor was written specifically for Vincent Price.

The majority of filming took place in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida, which generated over $6 million for the local economy. Edward's scissor hands were created and designed by Stan Winston. The film is also the fourth feature collaboration between Burton and film score composer Danny Elfman. Edward Scissorhands was released with positive feedback from critics, and was a financial success. The film received numerous nominations at the Academy ...
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