Trick or Treat…Tim Burton and Edward Gorey

19 Sep

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Here it comes..Halloween…Tim Burton time, Tim really understands Halloween, not the candy grabbing children’s festival of greed and sheets with holes for eyes. Tims All Hallows Eve interpretation is much more adult. The dark, satirical, slightly naughty, but humorous absurdity of the whole thing side. As is illustrated in these photos. I’m sure as a child Tim was fascinated by the cartoons the illustrator Edward Gorey [such an appropriate name]

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A cheerful little Alphabet book By Gorey

Gorey’s dark sense of humor has always been a favorite of mine as well. Adult fairy tales with horrible tragic endings, what could be better? Burton added a campy element that lessens the tragedy and heightens the humour. I suppose making more palatable to a wider audience. Burton is primarily a film producer not a writer,illustrator like Gorey.

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Unmistakably Gorey-esque

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Really like the dirty Santa dragging his bag of skull

Treats or a trick?

Treats or a trick?

Terrific styling in these photos. Edward Scissorhands meets Edward Gorey with a little John Waters thrown in for that perfect demented Savior-faire.

See the rest on Chicquero.

Thanks Chicquero..http://chicquero.com/2011/10/31/trick-or-treat-trick/

Want to learn more?  Edward Gorey   http://www.biography.com/people/edward-gorey-40616

More Wonderful Tim Burton at …http://timburton.com/  be sure to check this out

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