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New trailer brings big hopes for Big Eyes

New trailer brings big hopes for <em>Big Eyes</em>

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When we hear “Directed by Tim Burton” we cannot help but immediately conjure up images of a dark fantastical place with characters who border between interesting and creepy.  “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Alice and Wonderland,” just to name a few, are probably the reasons we do so.  Despite such an impressive resume, the most critical acclaim Burton has received has been Academy Award nominations for animated films like “Corpse Bride” and “Frankenweenie<".  From the release of a trailer for the upcoming “Big Eyes”, starring Amy Adams, it looks as though both the image of the public and critics may have to change. “Big Eyes” is based on the true story of Margaret Keane, whose paintings of doll-eyed women and children rose to great success in the 1950s while she struggled through legal battles with her husband who thrived financially by taking credit for all of her work. big eyes painting

The trailer is enough to show that Burton and crew are here to be taken seriously.  I am thrilled to see Amy Adams in another period piece after her Oscar nominated performance in “American Hustle.”  She has had 5 nominations with 0 wins, and like Burton, is due for a statuette.  Her husband, and who appears from the trailer to be the villain, will be played by Cristoph Waltz who has two Oscar wins for best supporting Actor in “Inglorious Bastards” and “Django Unchained”, so it is clear this film has suitable elements for more wins and nominations.  My only greatest hope is that in Burton’s eagerness to create a mainstream drama he does not lose his trademark “dark and creepy.”  If he is able to give us that fantastical feeling within the constraints of a realistic world he will have struck cinematic gold.

Watch the trailer and tell us what you think.

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Mike has spent nearly all his life amassing education, degrees, and most of all overwhelming student debt. And none of it has had to do with film. Minus one film class in college, the only experience he has with film is personal exposure due to sheer enjoyment and entertainment. He writes for partly because of this interest in film, but mostly because he is so narcissistic that he gains great joy from hearing his own opinions. Now that his family and close friends are tired of hearing his opinions he desires to venture out to exhaust new venues with his overly-analytic and trite commentary. Hopefully he finds some success in such blogging, if not, the orderlies will have a lot of writing to clean off of these padded walls.

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