Tim Burton explores the human condition! (mise-en-scene) (The fractured…
Tim Burton explores the human condition! (mise-en-scene)
What is mise-en scene? "the arrangement of the scenery, props, etc. on the stage of a theatrical production or on the set of a film." - Wikipedia
The fractured self
Close up on big eyes
Big eyes achieved through makeup
Large facial expressions
Stitched together (quite literally fractured)
Mental and physiological separation from society
Boots for Alice
The darkness within.
Lights - DARKNESS/COLOUR juxtapositioning
Contrast of colours (light vs dark)
Underworld vs life (which one brings true happiness? are we only happy when were dead?
Angular shapes shows the distrtions within
Alice in Wonderland
Masks to cover who we are.
Oyster boys parents
Past vs future
What is the human condition? "The human condition arises from the existence of so-called ‘good and evil’ in our make-up. We humans are capable of shocking acts of inhumanity like rape, murder and torture and our agonising predicament or ‘condition’ has been that we have never been able to explain and thus understand why. Even in our everyday behaviour, why are we competitive, aggressive and selfish when clearly the ideals of life are to be the complete opposite, namely cooperative, loving and selfless?" - World Transformation Movement