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This major career retrospective on Tim Burton (American\, b. 1958)\, consisting of a gallery exhibition and a film series\, considers B urton's career as a director\, producer\, writer\, and concept artist for l ive-action and animated films\, along with his work as a fiction writer\, p hotographer and illustrator. Following the current of his visual imaginatio n from early childhood drawings through his mature work\, the exhibition pr esents artwork generated during the conception and production of his films\ , and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen piec es\, as well as student art\, his earliest non-professional films\, and exa mples of his work as a storyteller and graphic artist for non-film projects . The opposing themes of adolescence and adulthood\, and the elements of se ntiment\, cynicism\, and humor inform his work in a variety of mediums—draw ings\, paintings\, storyboards\, digital and moving-image formats\, puppets and maquettes\, props\, costumes\, ephemera\, sketchbooks\, and cartoons. Taking inspiration from sources in pop culture\, Burton has reinvented Holl ywood genre filmmaking as a spiritual experience\, influencing a generation of young artists working in film\, video\, and graphics.

Burt on's films include Vincent (1982)\, Pee-wee's Big Adventure ( 1985)\, Beetlejuice (1988)\, Batman (1989)\, Edward Scisso rhands (1990)\, Batman Returns (1992)\, The Nightmare Before Christmas (as creator and producer) (1993)\, Ed Wood (1994)\, Mars Attacks! (1996)\, Sleepy Hollow (1999)\, Big Fish ( 2003)\, Corpse Bride (2005)\, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)\, and Sweeney Todd (2007)\; writing and Web projects inclu de The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy &\; Other Stories (1997) an d Stainboy (2000).

DTEND:20100426 DTSTAMP:20140419T072534 DTSTART:20091122 GEO:40.7614029;-73.9776248 LOCATION:MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)\,11 West 53 Street \nNew York\, NY 100 19 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Tim Burton\, Tim Burton UID:79720 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR