Wednesday, June 10, 2009

'One Person's Craziness is Another Person's Reality' - Tim Burton

A Tim Burton exhibit is going to open at the prestigious Modern Art Museum in New York City. No, really, it’s true. Tim Burton next to the likes of Picasso and Monet. I am planning on going to the Big Apple for a few days in October and I am bummed I am going to miss this- it doesn’t open until November and I am sure that the display will be an odd combination of classy and kooky and definitely worth seeing.

It would be curious to see images like this:

Next to images like this:

Although, in the dementia of some of Burton’s art there is a certain symmetry with a beloved one-eared painter:

I am also excited about this: Burton directing a live action movie of Alice in Wonderland. Much as I cringe at putting the words hate and Disney in the same sentence, I sort of hate the Disney cartoon version of this story. Burton’s way of putting the heart and humor into tales that are dark and, well, weird, will be perfect for it though. He is so perfect for this movie that I am almost surprised that he hasn’t already done it.


Scooter and Jessica Plowman said...

So true about Alice and Wonderland. I also hate it the Disney version (cringe), but he will do a great job with it.

Anonymous said...

OH. MY. GOSH! I did not know that, but for some reason it's like it was always meant to be! I dunno if I have ever been so excited for a movie before...