Edward Scissorhands Film

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Edward Scissorhand, is a comedy, romance, sci-fi, which revolves around a love story between Kim, a messed up teenager, and Edward, a freakish mixture of childlike humanity and shear destructiveness, doomed never to grow up or share a home with other creatures. The film is an odd mixture, and at some points may become confusing. It is partly a gothic fairytale with the castle on the hill, but mainly it is a story of a normal community and how it is challenged by an outsider, and how difficult it is to fit in if you're different.

The stories behind the film, are "Beauty and the beast" where a young girl learns to fall in love with something that she finds unpleasant at the beginning, and "Frankenstein" which shows the element of fantasy in the film. An inventor makes a man and decides to give him a heart, his idea was triggered by a biscuit cut into the shape of a heart by the strangely humanlike robots created by the imaginative inventor that lived on his own for so long.

The timings in the film are weird, it begins with a little girl and her grandmother in the past, telling the viewers a story in the present.

I think that the costumes in the film were carefully thought out to match the character's personality. Edward wore dark and weird clothing, this showed that he was sad and lonely. All of the other main characters wore very bright clothing, to suggest that they were happy and cheerful.

Music played a big part in the film, it was mainly sad or eerie, especially when Edward is sad, or in many of his flashbacks. The music is cheerful and happy when Edward feels that he is fitting in to his new home, or when...

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