vendredi 18 juin 2010

Nice to meet you, Edward!

I'm a big fan of Tim Burton. I know it is getting quite common to like him now that he's so famous. And I don't like common things. But still. I'll always remember how fascinated I was when I saw "Vincent" short film at the cinema, just before "Nightmare before Christmas". It was the first time I saw darkness in an animated cartoon.

And now, after a whole cruel period of ignorance, I just discover -thanks to the TV program Tracks on Arte- Edward Gorey, an illustrator who influenced Mr Burton and who.. how to put it in some elegant terms... rocks da house.


Gorey became particularly well-known through his animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! in 1980:


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