Would you share your home with a spider that wanders the hallways alone in torment, Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) depicts the psychological barrier between societies need of acceptance in todays culture, even though everyone thinks they are individual with their own choices and thoughts.
“a goofy sitcom neighborhood where all of the houses are shades of pastels and all of the inhabitants seem to be emotional clones of each other”.
Juxtaposing the “Goofy Suburbia” is a haunting Gothic castle set high above the suburb on a mysterious dishevelled hill. (Fig. 01) creating a strong visual boundary between Edwards world and the society beyond.
• Page, E. (2007) Gothic Fantasy: The films of TimBurton. London: Marion Boyars Publisher
• Fig. 1. http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/movie-locations-then-now-edward-scissorhands-suburb-pictures-voodrew-1.jpg