Tim Burton's Bodies: Gothic, Animated, Creaturely and Corporeal (Paperback)

Tim Burton's Bodies: Gothic, Animated, Creaturely and Corporeal By Stella Hockenhull (Editor), Fran Pheasant-Kelly (Editor) Cover Image
By Stella Hockenhull (Editor), Fran Pheasant-Kelly (Editor)
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Description


Tim Burton is an internationally celebrated director, critically acclaimed for his fantasy horror films and the macabre ghosts, animated corpses and grotesques that inhabit them. This innovative study centres on the body as a centripetal force in Burton's work and considers the array of anomalous, extraordinary and transgressive beings that pervade his canon. It broadens the focus of living forms to include animated, creaturely, corporeal and Gothic bodies, exploring the way that Burton celebrates the body - whether human, animal, animated or anthropomorphised.
In prioritising the somatic aspects of characters, Tim Burton's Bodies spotlights actual physical attributes and behaviour, and considers what meanings these may impart in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, humanimality and disability.

About the Author


Dr Stella Hockenhull is Reader in Film and Television Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr Fran Pheasant-Kelly is Reader in Screen Studies and Director of Centre for Film, Media, Discourse and Culture at the University of Wolverhampton.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474456913
ISBN-10: 147445691X
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: December 21st, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English