"Tim Is Very Personal": Sketching a Portrait of Tim Burton's Auteurist Fandom and Its Origins

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Abstract

Auteurism has a long history in film culture and film studies, with “visionary” directors frequently providing a focal point for readings, and celebrations, of cinematic art (see Staiger). In a recent analysis of US and UK film reviews, Annemarie Kersten and Denise Bielby conclude:
[C]omments related to Auteurism are … significantly more prominent in reviews of films that received critical recognition. Specifically, criticism that focuses on the director as a creative visionary and the interpretation of the universe he or she presents is used the least in reviews of popular films, more so in those of professional [or film industry] prizewinners, and most in reviews of films that achieve critical acclaim. (194–95)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Works of Tim Burton
Subtitle of host publicationMargins to Mainstream
EditorsJeffrey Weinstock
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Chapter10
Pages179-193
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-37083-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-349-47542-1
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Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Hills, M. (2013). "Tim Is Very Personal": Sketching a Portrait of Tim Burton's Auteurist Fandom and Its Origins. In J. Weinstock (Ed.), The Works of Tim Burton: Margins to Mainstream (pp. 179-193). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137370839