Today: April 15, 2024

Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work

Beautifully produced, expertly written, and packed with fascinating facts, Ian Nathan’s Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work is a must for every film-lover.

This new and updated edition covers the full life’s work of iconic director Tim Burton, including the Netflix phenomenon, Wednesday, and the much-anticipated Beetlejuice 2. 

Tim Burton is one of the most popular and remarkable filmmakers of the last 30 years — whose signature style, and quirky characters, have turned films such as  Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Mars Attacks! into made bone fide cult classics.

Nathan’s film treasury explores the influences on Burton’s development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has brought the fruits of his imagination to the big screen. 

Illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs and stunning film stills, chapters analyse the success and style of films such as Beetlejuice and Ed Wood, and examine how Burton breathed new life into well-known franchises such as Batman, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Dumbo. 

Running to 192 full-colour pages, with a pumpkin-orange hardback slipcase, and oodles of pop-culture Gothic, this is a book for fans, aficionados, and those in love with strange dark things.

Tim Burton: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work by Ian Nathan is published by White Lion Publishing (IBSN 978-0-7112-9261-1) and priced £28.00.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:

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