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How does Tim Burton create atmosphere in sleepy hollow?

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How does Tim Burton create atmosphere in sleepy hollow? I am going to be writing about sleepy hollow and how Tim Burton created atmosphere in the film. Sleepy hollow tells us the story of Icabard Cranes a young detective who is sent to the village of sleepy hollow in the search of the mysterious deaths of people living in the village. This was originally written by Washington Irving. The country the tale if from is America. It is an American folk tale from 1799,a typical gothic period. This film was directed by Tim Burton. Tim Burton is a well-known director for horror films and having a gothic role. He has also directed many other famous films such as batman, batman returns and Edward scissor hands. This is very important 2 him because there are all gothic, same actors, style and horror and well suite the genre to this topic due to the way they spoke, preformed and dressed. Therefore this is very important to him as he shows he uses the same actors used in other films he has directed before (Jonny Depp : Edward Scissor Hands and Christopher Walken: Batman Returns). ...read more.

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This creates a feel of unhappiness, cold atmosphere, the feel of set in autumn or winter, when quite dark the sense of midnight, the time also helps to create the atmosphere. The sensation or red makes you recognized murder or in injury will be taking place shortly or even has. Sleepy hollow is a real place and does exist today in upstate New York. this shows that is a historic town/city and also shows that Tim Burton wanted to make unreal reality challenge to make a fantasy words real. The western woods have trees, which are bair, with no leaves, or even numberless leafs. This creates loneliness, soundless and insufferable. There are also many loose branches scattered around the ground, and also uplifted roots. This creates shadows whilst in the western woods and a danger of falling. Scene one: western woods Scene one is located in the western woods. This scene had a classic gothic opening with the effect of rain and thunder. The dramatic beginning boozes the audience attention and to get to like it from the very beginning to the very end. ...read more.

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This also the first scene where actors come and the introduction Ichabod crane. Scene three: Sleepy Hollow In this scene Ichabod crane goes on his journey to visit sleepy hollow. When he arrives at Sleepy Hollow he sees that it is deserted, lonely, Dull and monochrome. The residents that live in Sleepy Hollow react to Ichabod Crane as he's not a human being as shut him out whilst walking up the street. They do this but closing windows and closing of doors Upon him, and also by the looks given. Conclusion: I think that Tim Burton does create a gothic atmosphere and also does a very good job of it. I think this because of the vision and expression given to us by the symbolism such as the wax from the candle used to look like blood and send a message out to the audience. The dark colours, lighting, dull as no electricity, use of fogginess and instrumental music. The use of the church and grave yard is a typical place used in gothic films. The mention of unknown, referring to people and creatures as 'things' or 'something' Costume Was designed by Collen Atwood. These costumes provides colour. These all create a cold atmosphere. ...read more.

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