|Fig 1: Edward Scissorhands, Movie Poster|
It would be impossible to view this film without being completely absorbed in Depp's performance as Edwards. Depp's ability and unmatched talent to find real depth and meaning in a character so far fetched and detached from the real world. For the world of Edward Scissorhands would not be so without the character himself, and for this movie to be the classic it has become, you would need a true master to play this role, which Burton undoubtedly found in Depp. Depp's performance in Edward Scissorhands has also been appreciated by others, with such descriptions being attached to his performance as "tremulous and affecting" (Gleiberman, 1990).
|Fig 3: Edward Scissorhands|
However powerful and connecting these two dimensions of the movie are, there seems to be one final thing that really trumps this movie's excellence, the score. The most otherworldly orchestral pieces spiral through haunting scenes and shots throughout the move, leaving the audience wondering what is this movie really missing? Nothing. Eerie and wonderful choir voices glide through the opening and closing scenes of the movie which really gives the viewer the final piece of this fantastical puzzle and making this movie along with its title character iconic.
What Burton, along with Depp, Rider and the rest of the cast have done by working on Edward Scissorhands is without a doubt inspirational. It really feels like this movie was given Burton's whole attention, which is something the viewer can really appreciate and admire, "Burton's vision, for all its sadness, is laced with humour and humanity" (.Lee, 2014) is one way this masterpiece has been described, which seems undoubtedly true after view this light hearted gothic tale. This paired with the performance of the lead roles leave it firmly, and lovingly cemented into many peoples list of favourite film's.
Gleiberman, Owen, 1990, Edward Scissorhands
http://www.ew.com/article/1990/12/07/edward-scissorhands Accessed on: 03/11/15
Lee, Marc, 2014, Edward Scissorhands, review: 'a true fairytale'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/11298442/Edward-Scissorhands-review-a-true-fairytale.html Accessed on: 03/11/15
Maslin, Janet, 1990, Edward Scissorhands (1990), Film/ Review; And so handy around the garden
http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C0CE2D81338F934A35751C1A966958260&partner=Rotten%2520Tomatoes Accessed on: 03/10/15
Fig 1: Movie Poster, Edward Scissorhands, https://hypersonic55.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/edward-scissorhands-review/edward-scissorhands-poster/, Accessed on 26/04/18
Fig 2: Screenshot, Edward Scissorhands,
http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/edward-scissorhands/images/33284326/title/edward-scissorhands-photo, Accessed on 03/11/15