Burton's Alice - parks and to generate profit In a sense...

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Gregory Taylor English 1213 RR #8 The article by J. Hoberman argues against Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie, citing that the director acted incautiously in his art direction. He does this by describing how Burton unabashedly includes adult themes and poor 3-D effects throughout the movie. From this, Hoberman derives that the cheapened plot and computer graphics are a trailer for things to come in the future of computer-generated films. As the movie industry progresses, Hoberman believes that story will be substituted with computer graphics, glitzy scenarios, and often unnecessary adult themes. As a trailer of things to come, Hoberman is pessimistic towards the film industry’s future. From Burton’s Alice , Hoberman additionally cites that such movies are created to promote theme
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Unformatted text preview: parks and to generate profit. In a sense, this does seem to be the direction that the industry is taking; however, it is ridiculous to speculate that Burton recreated Alice for the sole purpose of adding more characters to his museum. Hoberman’s argument is flawed because he does not cite any other movie (or director) that has gone through the same motions. It is reckless to insinuate that Burton creates movies for the sole purpose of profit. It would seem to be a logical guess, seeing as his Alice appears crippled by poor plot and mundane computer graphics. However, Burton, like many other directors, is eligible to create at least one bad movie in his career. What was Burton’s motive for recreating Alice ? How much profit does Burton’s museum generate?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course ENGL 1213 taught by Professor Allen during the Spring '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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