Recently, news about Tim Burton don’t stop going on: his exhibition in the film library of Paris, his next feature film Dark Shadows shortly released in the theatre, his new animated film Frankenweenie … that’s why I get the idea to share with you the genius of this moviemaker and artist!

Who is Tim Burton?

Born in California in 1958, he began to direct his first super 8 films with some childhood friends when he’s 13 years old. Artist and passionate, he joined the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts),  a prestigious Fine-Arts school. Recently graduated, he got a job in Disney studios.

In 1982, he produced his first short-movie Vincent, a dark fairy tail. Three years later, he met the music composer Danny Elfman, and the two men began a collaboration which is still going on. He launched his director career with his first feature film Pee-wee Big Adventure with Warner Bros. In 1989, for the movie Edward scissorhands, he met the actor Johnny Depp, who became regular for almost all Burton’s movies.
The Batman movie released in 1989 confirmed his Hollywood major director’s position. In 1990, Tim Burton won his first oscar for best art directing for Batman. In 1994, he made the achievement to bring back to life, for an all movie, the obsolete art of stop-motion animation, for the great movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

His exhibition in the parisian film library:
Since March 7th to August 5th 2012, the film library of the french capital city is highlighting Tim Burton.

The main exhibition dedicated to the film maker has been made by the MoMA of New York 3 years ago, and it’s now available in France. This exhibition allows the discovery of about 700 artworks, and discover in this way all the talents of Tim Burton, included art drawing, painting, video, photography and sculpture.

A retrospective of the artist goes along with the exhibition for a (re)discover all of the films of the moviemaker, included his feature films and short-movies (even so his most undisclosed).

The team of the website Allociné went to the official exhibition opening and they made a short video about this event. To see the images, interviews and testimonials about this evening: see the coverage by Allociné.

It should be noted the Paris exhibition trailer was made by Tim Burton himself.

Tim Burton exhibition at the french Cinémathèque… by lacinematheque

The exhibition posters:

All the details about the exhibition are on the website of the french Cinémathèque:

Around Tim Burton:
The artisti Kees van Dijkhuizen made a filmography of the moviemaker, with a video which takes 14 films of the american film director and scriptwriter, via Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Big Fish et Sweeney Todd.

Another artist customizes the movie posters, with a minimalist poster series successfully made: see the poster series.

And in conclusion, here the trailers of the two next films of Tim Burton: Dark Shadows and Frankenweenie.

Frankenweenie is the adapted of his 29min super 8 film made in 1984 in stop motion. It will be released in October 2012.

And the trailer of the movie Dark Shadows starring Johnny Depp, Jackie Erle Haley and Helena Bonham Carter. Released in theaters in May 9th 2012.