[57], The British director Richard Crawford directed a stage adaptation of the Tim Burton film, which had its world premiere on June 25, 2010, at The Brooklyn Studio Lab and ended July 3. Johnny Depp plays an artificial humanoid named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissor blades instead of hands.

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"[4], Bourne was asked by composer friends to brainstorm about films that could be adapted into stage productions in his dance style. Elements: Genre 3: Science-Fiction (Sci-Fi) Elements: Genre 4: Romance Elements: Themes A theme is a broad idea, message, or lesson conveyed by a written text. The bank denies Edward a loan as he does not have a background or financial history. You can literally "feel" the vibe of this picture, its heart pulsing black blood.The movie was a childhood project of Burton, who drew sketches of Edward as a boy and used to alienate himself from his hostile surroundings by taking refuge in fictional stories involving the scissor-handed hero. This leads him to discover he can groom dogs' hair and later he styles the hair of the neighborhood women. Edward is found living alone in the attic of a Gothic castle, a setting that is also used for main characters in Burton's Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Joe Roth, then president of the company, considered marketing Edward Scissorhands on the scale of "an E.T.-sized blockbuster," but Roth decided not to aggressively promote the film in that direction. Jim flees and Edward is arrested. With Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall. She described her dog as follows: "he was the most soulful, yearning creature I ever met. Robert Hurwitt of the San Francisco Chronicle described it as a high point in his "Theatre Year in Review top 10", saying it was "invigoratingly choreographed and beguilingly designed". [58][59], CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, "Morgie Sissor Gunz (1990) - Tim Burton | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related", "25 amazing Edward Scissorhands facts on the film's 25th birthday", "Johnny Depp on his inspiration for Edward Scissorhands", https://www.soundtrack.net/trailers/frequent/, "Edward Scissorhands, review: 'a true fairytale, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, "AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores Nominees", "Actor Johnny Depp immortalised in ancient fossil find", "Edward Scissorhands: The Final Cut Oversized Hardcover - IDW Publishing", Official website for Matthew Bourne's adaptation, "Admire the Footwork, but Mind the Hands", Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Edward_Scissorhands&oldid=984621276, Experimental medical treatments in fiction, Films with screenplays by Caroline Thompson, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation winning works, Articles with dead external links from September 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 03:55. Edward takes responsibility for the robbery, telling Kim he did it because she asked him to. An extinct lobster-like sea creature called Kootenichela deppi is named after Depp because of its scissor-like claws. MINDMAP MOVIE GENRES What are the common elements of those genres found in Edward Scissorhands?

[5] The film also marks the fourth collaboration between Burton and film score composer Danny Elfman.

The earliest review of the London production by The New York Times in November 2005 said that like the film version, "doomed love story remains bittersweet". [31], The work's American debut in San Francisco drew mixed reviews. [33], Burton explained that his depiction of suburbia is "not a bad place.

[21] His 1950's suburbia sets were inspired by Peggy Sue Got Married and Back to the Future. Build up your Halloween Watchlist with our list of the most popular horror titles on Netflix in October.

[7][35] Bourne was also nominated for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography that year for Mary Poppins. In his grief, the inventor creates another "son" with flashing scissors for hands. [28] On its Christmas 2008 return to England, The Times gave the show a positive review: "Matthew Bourne's adaptation of Tim Burton's 1990 film is one of the biggest and brightest of this season's glut of cultural ornaments. Johnny Depp plays an artificial humanoid named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissor blades instead of hands.

In a castle high on top of a hill lives an inventor's greatest creation - Edward, a near-complete person. Edward flees in a rage, destroying his works and scaring Esmeralda until he is calmed by a stray dog. [4], The work received a nomination for the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography (for Bourne) and won the 2007 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.
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Edward Scissorhands climaxes much like James Whale's Frankenstein and Burton's own Frankenweenie. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world. Both Burton and Elfman consider Edward Scissorhands their most personal and favorite work. [50] Elfman was also given a Grammy Award nomination.[12]. Elements: Genre 2: HORROR. Jim accuses Edward of intentionally harming Kim, but Kim, fed up with Jim's jealousy, breaks up with him.

129 of 158 people found this review helpful. Jim arrives and calls out to Edward, surprising him and causing him to accidentally cut Kim's hand. [47] Depp was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, but lost to Gérard Depardieu of Green Card. Edward defends himself, cutting Jim's arm before he flees to the mansion. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Burton commonly watched Price's films as a child, and, after completing Vincent, the two became good friends.

"[25] Kim leaves her jock boyfriend (Jim) to be with Edward, an event that many have postulated as Burton's revenge against jocks he encountered as a teenager in suburban Burbank, CA.

[17] A fellow critic from The New York Times described it as "visually alluring" two weeks later.

"[14] The Independent's reviewer was critical, saying "Edward is more kids' cartoon than satire, with two-dimensional characters that stand a hair's breadth from cliché".

[11] Following the enormous success of Batman, Burton arrived to the status of being an A-list director.
[10] He is discovered in his castle by an Avon lady who brings him into her home. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site?

"[45], Stan Winston and Ve Neill were nominated the Academy Award for Best Makeup, but lost to John Caglione, Jr. and Doug Drexler for their work on Dick Tracy. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

[12], Although Winona Ryder was the first cast member attached to the script,[11] Dianne Wiest was the first to sign on.

[27], Test screenings for the film were encouraging for 20th Century Fox. [7][36], "As portrayed by Johnny Depp 17 years ago in the movie by Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands was many things to many people: a wild child, an artist, a sex symbol, a freak, a killer through little fault of his own and finally the phantom of a love long lost. [16], Following its 11-week London run, it had a United Kingdom tour that lasted for 14 weeks[5] and that was followed by performances in Japan, Korea and the United States, where it ran until Spring 2007. [37] CinemaScore reported that audiences gave the film a "A-" grade. "[11] At the time of its off-Broadway debut, The New York Times described it as not "so much a dance enhanced by a famous story as a drama condensed by the removal of words. Burton's never been as good at telling believable stories as he has mythical, exciting fables (see Sleepy Hollow for a similar example). [9] Fox agreed to finance Thompson's screenplay while giving Burton complete creative control. [14] Elsewhere, William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr. and musician Michael Jackson expressed interest,[16] although Burton did not converse with Jackson.