And the Oscar Goes To…


I’m curious, do you have a favourite director, or do you choose your movies based on the actors? I must admit to a penchant for Brad Pitt, Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix and Angelina Jolie… but when it comes to the inimitable Tim Burton- he tops my list! I was watching Mars Attacks! tonight on TV, and it got me thinking about my other favourite movies. So here’s a list of my favourite Burton movies… which is coincidentally very close to my favourite top ten movies…
Beetlejuice (1988)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Corpse Bride (2005)
The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Batman (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
My other favourite director is the incomparable Quentin Tarantino but I’ll talk about him another day. So what’s your favourite Tim Burton movie- do you even like them?

7 thoughts on “And the Oscar Goes To…

  1. i am definitely a beetlejuice and edward scissorhands fan myself. i’ll be looking for your tarantino post. i can talk about him and his work forever.

  2. phats: i haven’t seen hoosiers…

    writeprocrastinator: i loved “sleepy hollow”, truly a masterpiece!

    spookie: kevin spacey is truly a very diverse actor!

    buddess: oooh- the delectable johnny depp… he and tim burton work together regularly!

  3. I’m with Spookie. I’m willing to watch any movie and if I enjoyed the story, I will watch it again. Johnny D, Bruce Willis, Meg Ryan, Hugh Grant & George Clooney might also play a role in my decision of watch or not!!! My fav on your list – Sleepy Hollow!!

  4. I base my favourite movies on the story. Not so much the director or the actors, although Kevin Spacey is a big favourite of mine and I do love ALL his movies. And of course Bruce Willis and Wil Smith – just cannot resist them. But mostly I base my faves – as I mentioned, on the story.

  5. Um, Tim didn’t actually direct “Nightmare,” Henry Selick did. Tim did write and produce it, and his touches abound throughout the film.

    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0107688/

    It’s a common misperception that I see in magazines and newspapers all the time. And it is, for all intents and purposes, a Tim Burton film, though that style of animation was Selick’s specialty.

    For me, it pretty much begins and ends with “Beetle Juice.” An outstanding film that I will always stop to watch when it comes on TV. I am one of the few people I know that love “Sleepy Hollow,” I think people take for granted the craftsmanship that went behind that effort.

  6. Hmm I am not really a movie person and don’t really have a favorite burton film. My favorite movie of all time is Hoosiers! Best sports movie ever made.

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