Directed by Tim Burton (USA, 1990, 105 min.). Digital.

Perhaps the purest example of Tim Burton’s style, Edward Scissorhands is the tale of a lonely outsider (Johnny Depp) who brings welcome weirdness to a humdrum suburban community when he is taken in by a local mom (Dianne Wiest). But soon Edward falls for the beautiful daughter of his adopted family (Winona Rider), complicating his idyllic new life. Burton uses blue tones to guide the film’s changes in mood, beginning with the inky hues of the mansion where Edward lives in solitude; this palette soon gives way to the warm turquoise of mid-century plastics and the azure of cloudless skies, before tumbling into ice and moonlight as the story reaches its gothic end.

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