Edward Scissorhands Story and Techniques

The way we see and visualize images can shape a meaning, in the feature film Edward Scissor hands directed by Tim Burton, the director sent an obvious message through the affective use of lighting, costuming as well as dialogue and the general way in wich the characters speak. John Misto’s play, The shoe-horn sonata, however uses projected images and flashbacks to form an image of what was happening to the women. Both texts show a message, just in a different way but in the end they both get the message across.

Many techniques are used in all movies to subconsciously convey a messege to us without directly telling it to us. They are able to achieve this by using a range of visual techniques such as lighting, camer angels, costuming and diolougue. Tim Burtons feature film Edwardscissorhnds is a great example of a message being conveyed through visual techniques. In the opening scenes Burton uses a wide angle camera shot on the town to show the town as well as the castle. Imidiately you can tell that the castle looks boring, rundown and just generally looks like it doesn’t belong in the town. Add this with the fact that its located on a hill overlooking the town and it is not an inviting place to visit compared to the rest of the town which is full of bright greens and yellows to make everything look happy and cheerful which is very inviting.
Costuming is often the biggest part of a movie because just by looking at the way someone is dressed, you can tell what type of person they are and what role they play in the movie. In the film Edward comes across as a very dark and quiet person because of the way he dresses as well as the amount of lighting that is used on him.   When you compare Edwards darkness to peggys lightness, you can tell straight away that peggy is what people in that town would consider normal, where as Edward is considered an outsider due to his physical difference.  
The first scene in Burtons movie is by far the most important one to convey...