Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Tim Burton season

For those readers who live in the UK, may I direct your attention to the Tim Burton season happening next month at the National Film Theatre on London's South Bank.

Beginning on Saturday December 1 with Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Frankenweenie, the NFT will show all of Tim's movies (save Sweeney Todd) along with a number of special screenings, including a Vincent Price night (Edward Scissorhands, Vincent and House Of Wax in 3D).

There's also a Masterclass with Burton's regular costume designer Colleen Atwood on December 7 (although that date might change) and on Thursday December 13 a talk entitled The Cinema Of Tim Burton hosted by yours truly which will feature clips from Burton's career, including some of his little seen early work. Hope to see you there.

More details at www.bfi.org.uk.

5 comments:

Gerard said...

Colour me the most jealous man alive. How about relocating to Melbourne instead?

And I'm not sure if you're aware, but the internet has had its first taste of Johnny Depp singing. A bootlegged audio recording of Johanna appeared on You Tube after the Tim Burton evening at the Lincoln Centre where he showed clips of My Friends, Epiphany and Johanna.

I've heard it, and cannot tell you how impressed I am. Honestly, I'm blown away.

Also... these.

Mark Salisbury said...

I didn't mention it before but JD's singing's great. I particularly love his and HBC's Little Priest duet.

Fran said...

Our tickets are booked for your talk! :D Looking forward to it!

Looks like those clips have disappeared, alas ... but I've got to ask, what's Rickman's singing like?

Mark Salisbury said...

What's great about everyone's singing is they all sound like themselves, if you know what I mean. And so Rickman sounds exactly like you'd expect him to sound. Everybody's great. There's not a weak vocal in it.

Swottielottie said...

I'm coming on Thursday! I cannot wait to watch this. When i bought one of your books, I did not realise that I would be seeing you in person soon after!
Sorry to ask, but will you be signing and books?
Look forward to it!