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Childhood in Burbank – Cal Arts

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...Tim Burton was born on 25 August 1958 in Burbank, California, the first son of Bill and Jean Burton. His father worked for the Burbank Parks and Recreation Department, while his mother ran a gift shop called Cats Plus in which all...

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...Having finally left Disney, and with Frankenweenie receiving good word of mouth within industry circles, it was only a matter of time before Burton secured a feature to direct. What nobody, least of all Burton him-self, could have...

Hansel and Gretel, Frankenweenie and Aladdin’s Lamp

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...Still employed at Disney, Burton next directed a live-action, all-Oriental version of the Grimms ’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel which was produced for $116,000 for the studio’s then embryonic cable network The Disney Channel. Written by its...

Planet of the Apes

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...In March 2000 Burton went to Prague to shoot two commercials for Timex I-Control watches. Produced by LA-based commercials company A Band Apart, the two ads were Matrix-like in tone, with fight sequences choreographed by Andy Armstrong....

James and the Giant Peach, Mars Attacks!, Superman Lives and The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...Following Ed Wood, Burton and producer Denise Di Novi once again collaborated with Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick , producing a live action/animated version of Roald Dahl’s children’s story James and the Giant Peach....

Batman

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...The movie rights to Bob Kane’s comic strip character had been secured from DC Comics in 1979 by producers Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan, who had hired Superman screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz to write a script which focused on the Dark...

Batman Returns

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...While Burton was in Europe promoting the release of Edward Scissorhands, he admitted that Batman was the one movie of his that he didn’t feel close to and when, in 1991, he finally decided to direct the sequel, it was to enable him...

Beetlejuice

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...The success of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at the American box office meant that Burton was now considered a ‘bankable’ director. He had begun working on a script for Warner Bros for a proposed Batman movie with screenwriter Sam Hamm, but while...

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...After completing Vincent in 1982, Burton had begun work on another project based on a poem he had written, this time inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. Entitled The Nightmare Before Christmas, it told the story...

Big Fish

Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury is a contributing writer for Premiere maagzine. Among his other books are Behind the Mask: The Secrets of Hollywood's Monster Makers Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Burton on Burton

Faber & Faber, 2006

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...Burton’s father Bill had passed away while he was in pre-production on Planet of the Apes in October 2000, and his mother, Jean, died in March 2002. Although he was never close to his parents – moving out of the family home when he was very...