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Book: Drawn to Sound

Chapter: 1 “Everybody Scream!”: Tim Burton’s Animated Gothic-Horror Musical Comedies

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21885


This chapter discusses the working practices involved in realizing the films and the way in which both Burton and Elfman place their individually distinctive imprint on the outcomes in truly collaborative works. It examines the ways in which music and songs help to structure the films themselves and allow humour and horror to be juxtaposed.

Chapter Contributors

  • Janet K. Halfyard ( - book-auth-465) 'Birmingham Conservatoire'