Visual mythmaking: Tim Burton's [re]visioned mythic hero

dc.contributor.authorGreen, Charlene M.
dc.contributor.committeeChairThompson, Lou
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBridges, Phyllis
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-30T21:21:49Z
dc.date.available2018-01-30T21:21:49Z
dc.date.issued5/30/2006
dc.description.abstractJoseph Campbell claims fairy tales, legends, and myths are phrases from an image-language that express metaphysical, psychological, and sociological truths. My thesis presents a study of Tim Burton's films using the hero's monomyth identified by Campbell. Burton believes fairy tales, legends, and myths are an important part of our culture. My study examines the Burtonesque hero and his mythic adventure as depicted in Burton's films. Primary sources include Burton's films, his books of poetry and artwork; and an assortment of his concept drawings and character sketches. Secondary sources include criticism and scholarship on film theory; technical analyses of Burton's films by industry professionals; and feature articles from popular media. Published interviews with Burton provide additional material concerning the director's filmmaking philosophy. My study traces the Burtonesque hero's journey, which is an inversion of Campbell's monomyth, and considers the significance of this literary character type within postmodern culture and mythmaking.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11274/9029
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFilm theory
dc.subjectTim Burton
dc.subjectCommunication and the artsen_US
dc.subjectJoseph Campbell
dc.subjectLanguage, literature, and linguisticsen_US
dc.titleVisual mythmaking: Tim Burton's [re]visioned mythic heroen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelMaster
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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