Tim Burton uses different cinematic techniques in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to convey mood and tone. Cinematic techniques are the methods a director uses to communicate meaning and to evoke particular emotional responses in viewers. Tim Burton uses non diegetic music; low and high key lighting, and high or low camera angles to show scary and mysterious scenes in the movie.
Tim Burton, in Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory uses non diegetic music in many different scenes. He uses dark, loud, and scary music to give the scene more value and a mysterious effect. For example in the movie Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses non diegetic and creepy music when peg is driving up to Edwards’s house. The non-diegetic music gives the scene more depth and atmosphere. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton uses both diegetic and non-diegetic music to give the scene more effect. For example Burtons uses non diegetic music in the beginning of the movie, when the trucks are delivering candy. The music Burton used is mysterious and creepy. An example of diegetic music in Charlie and the Chocolate is when umpalumpas sing to make fun of the children. In both Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton adds non diegetic music to make the audience feel sad because both characters were outsiders and didn’t fit in.
In many of his movies Tim Burton uses different lighting to emphasize a mood and tone. Different lighting like high key or low key can change the emotions of a movie. Tim Burton uses both high and low key lighting in both Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate factory. In Edward Scissorhands for example when peg went in the castle and saw Edward there was low key lighting. Tim Burton wanted the audience to feel bad for Edward because he is alone and scared. Burton used high key lighting in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to create the mood of...