Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton (Foreword by Tim Burton)

Front Cover, Dec 18, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 55 pages
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Throughout his career, movie journalist Tim Lammers has talked with director Tim Burton and the key players who helped bring the stop-motion films The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie to life.

Now for the first time, Lammers has assembled the stories from Burton and his band of creatives all in one place. In Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton, you will not only hear from Burton, but Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Allison Abbate, Martin Landau, Elijah Wood, Atticus Shaffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, the late Ray Harryhausen, and more. The release of Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton comes as the 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Direct Conversations: The Animated Films of Tim Burton also includes a foreword by Tim Burton.


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A film journalist since 1991, Tim Lammers has interviewed more than one thousand major actors, including Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Dustin Hoffman, Ian McKellen, Ben Kingsley, Denzel Washington, Natalie Portman, Helen Mirren, Jodie Foster, Julie Andrews, Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Jackman, and Harrison Ford. He has also interviewed acclaimed filmmakers, including as Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, Peter Jackson, Sam Raimi, Baz Luhrmann, Ridley Scott, Rob Reiner and the late Sydney Pollack. Tim is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and annually votes on the Critics Choice Movie Awards. He reviews films weekly on KARE-TV (NBC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as select radio outlets in the Midwest. Tim is also a syndicated entertainment writer whose work is distributed to dozens of websites across the U.S. by the Internet Broadcasting network. Most recently his work has appeared on such sites as and

Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in theaters. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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