I watched Batman Returns last night with my brother (he got it for his 18th) and I forgot how much I freaking love this movie... well it along with Edward Scissorhands, TNBC, Big Fish, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd.
Like seriously, how astounding is this scene: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3hl3hSa1lc
I love Elfman's Catwoman Theme. It's one of his most beautiful pieces... well along with all the other soundtracks he's done for Burton.
But really, that scene is so haunting and chilling and beautiful. I think its one of my favourite Burton scenes aside from the haunting, chilling and beautiful scene that is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rizuLOWTxiA&feature=related
and you know the final sweeney todd scene... when Johnny Depp is covered in blood and cradles his dead wife in his arms singing to himself as Toby creeps up behind him and slices his throat in revenge for a dead Mrs Lovett and the blood drips from Johnny into the wife's mouth and spreads out into the sewers and the orchestra swells up beautifully and the light flickers and the camera pulls back and the movie just ends... yeah it rates as one of my favourite scene sequences of all time. In fact I think it is my favourite scene sequence of all time...
Yeah, I think meeting the director has just made me love his movies even more than I did before. I still can't believe that I spoke to him and laughed with him and he shook my hand TWICE! I also can't believe that I am now two degrees of seperation from half of Hollywood!
I would post pictures to prove to you that I actually did shake Tim's hand and luagh with him but I can't figure out how to upload the images from my computer. Keeps saying there's an error.
ANYWAY TIM FOREVER. LONG MAY HIS REIGN OF ARTISTIC TERROR CONTINUE. YES IDIOTIC FILM CRITICS WHO GO ON ABOUT STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE. I'M TALKING TO YOU.