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March 5, 2012

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Photo Play: Name That Tree! (Week One)

by HELEN GEIB

The Photo Play theme for March is… what movie is this tree from?

ANSWER: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

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Last Week on Photo Play: The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Coming Next: The Secret of Kells (2009)

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  1. Mar 5 2012

    That’s Sleepy Hollow, my favourite Tim Burton film. Thanks, Helen!

  2. Michelle
    Mar 5 2012

    Yep! I own that one. :)

  3. Mar 7 2012

    I really liked “Ed Wood” too but “Sleepy Hollow” is the Burton movie that I own and re-watch from time to time.

  4. Mar 7 2012

    “Ed Wood” is and probably will always be Tim Burton’s greatest film. And I place “Sweeney Todd: the Demon barber of Fleet Street” in second place (you better believe it!). Then there’s “Sleepy Hollow”. Those three are his great films. And “Sleepy Hollow” is my favourite films of his. At one point in time I will have watched the film as many times as characters lose their heads in it. :O)

    Everything else ranges from good to crap. I dislike “Beetlejuice” (most people’s favourite) because it was too cheesy, and we all know that he wanted to make a Planet of the Apes remake but that never happened…

    The good films: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks, Corpse Bride, Big Fish, and Alice in Wonderland.
    The decent films: Batman and Batman Returns.
    The awful films: Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and I don’t care how good the adaptation is).

    For me, the darker the film, the more it is a true Tim Burton film. The dark aspects of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (even though he didn’t direct it) and “Corpse Bride”; the constant and terrific beheadings in “Sleepy Hollow”; and the vengeful, bloody, and cannibalistic nature of “Sweeney Todd” make those his best films.

  5. Richard Winters
    Mar 7 2012

    I really liked ‘Batman Returns’ and felt it was hands down the best of the series. I also liked ‘Mars Attacks’ and felt it was unfairly over-looked by the critics and public. I agree with you about ‘Beetlejuice’. Chessy is a very good word for it and never quite knew why everyone liked it so much. Otherwise I agree with everything else on your list Nir.

  6. Michelle
    Mar 7 2012

    I have Ed, Edward, Sweeney, Corpse Bride, and Charlie (I know–not great). I agree with your list, but would bump Corpse Bride up and Alice down. That one really disappointed me. I adore Sweeney Todd–I loved the show already, and his treatment and casting were brilliant.

  7. Mar 8 2012

    @Richard, awesome! And I actually like “Batman Returns” better than “Batman”. However, Christopher Nolan made the first 4 Batman films non-existent.

    @Michelle, I was listing them alphabetically. :OÞ
    And the only reason that I like “Alice in Wonderland” (2010) is because its special effects and CGI compositing integration is as good as Avatar’s. It’s also a better film than Avatar. :O)

    I love “Sweeney Todd” (2007). I saw it in theatres and loved it and have watched it more than 5 times now, at home on Blu-ray; the video and audio transfers are astonishing. If Tim Burton decides to shoot every one of his films from now on in Sweeney Todd’s visual style, I’m there.

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