“Edward Scissorhands” ( English Edward Scissorhands , 1990 ) - a fantastic romantic film by Tim Burton , the first film directed by Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder . The world premiere took place on December 6, 1990  .
|Producer||Tim Burton |
Di Novi, Denise
|Tim Burton |
|In the main|
|Johnny Depp |
|Film company||20th Century Fox|
|Duration||105 minutes [one]|
|Budget||$ 20 million |
|Fees||$ 86 million|
The producers of the picture were Burton and Denise Di Novi . The screenwriter was Caroline Thompson . Most of the filming took place in Lutz , Florida , from March 10 to June 10, 1990  .
The film's prologue begins with an elderly lady telling her granddaughter a bedtime story about why it snows.
The film takes place in a suburban area, whose population is mainly composed of aging housewives. Mrs. Pag Boggs goes to the castle on a hill near the city in the hope of selling something (from Avon ), where he meets Edward ( Johnny Depp ). Edward is not a man, rather a cyborg . The scientist who previously lived in the castle created Edward and raised him as his own son. Unfortunately, he died before Edward could finish his hands - instead of them he had a kind of scissors. Mrs. Boggs becomes sorry for Edward, who spent his entire “life” in a dark fortress, and she invites him to her home. The news quickly spreads around all the inhabitants, and Edward becomes a local "attraction". His scissor arms reveal the amazing abilities of hairdressing, and Edward himself falls in love with Peg's daughter, Kim, but so far without reciprocity (she has a boyfriend).
Edward is warmly received at the Boggs house: the father of the Bill family (Alan Arkin), the son Kevin (Robert Olivieri) and the daughter Kim ( Winona Ryder ). At first, Edward and Kim had an unpleasant story, but soon the girl understood him and tried to help him become a full-fledged resident of the town. Edward trimmed bushes and dogs for neighbors, made haircuts for women, and tried to be the right people. There were even plans to open a hairdressing salon , but the failure of one of the housewives to seduce Edward and the bank's refusal to give him credit destroyed these plans.
Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), Kim's boyfriend, out of jealousy twice set Edward up. The first time he persuaded Edward to rob his parents' house, it cost Edward one day at the police station, but the second it ended tragically - Edward, rescuing Kim’s younger brother, Kevin, from the car that Jim was driving, which did not hit him, accidentally injures the boy. Edward had to flee to his castle on the mountain, fleeing a mob . Enraged, Kim, learning about this, broke up with Jim and ran after Edward. The townspeople also went there, despite the exhortations of the Boggs and local sheriff Alain (Dick Anthony Williams) to leave Edward alone. But the sheriff pities Edward and lets go.
Jim catches up with the lovers in the castle and brutally beats Edward. He also hits Kim, who tried to separate them, and Edward, seeing this, pierces his chest with his blade. Kim, having kissed and confessed her love to Edward, ran out to the townspeople and presented it as a mutual murder (she showed Edward’s scissor arm prosthesis), and the people who had died before the tragedy believed that Edward and Jim had killed each other.
Many years have passed since then, Kim grew old and became a grandmother, and Edward, who has not changed at all, lives in his castle, cuts bushes, and cuts ice sculptures in winter. Kim never saw him again, but still remembers him and loves him. And one day he tells his granddaughter a bedtime story about him, and why it snows - small ice floes flying out from under Edward's blades when he creates another ice sculpture.
- Johnny Depp - Edward
- Winona Ryder - Kim
- Vincent Price - Creator
- Alan Arkin - Bill
- Diane Whist - Peg
- Anthony Michael Hall - Jim
- Katie Baker - Joyce
- Robert Oliveri - Kevin Boggs, Kim's younger brother
- Conchata Ferrell - Elena
- Caroline Aaron - Marge
- Dick Anthony Williams - Officer Allen
- O-Lan Jones - Esmeralda
- Alan Arkin - Bill Boggs, Kim's father
Edward Scissorhands is the fourth feature film co-directed by director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman .
The orchestra consisted of 79 musicians  .
Elfman calls this film his most personal and beloved work.
Also in the picture are three songs by Tom Jones : “ It's Not Unusual ”, “ Delilah ” and “ With These Hands ”. “ It's Not Unusual ” was later used in “ Mars Attacks!” »1996 painting, another Burton film with music written by Elfman  .
- The idea for creating the picture was a drawing that Tim Burton painted as a teenager.
- The prototype of the town in which Edward appears was the hometown of director Tim Burton Burbank , California , USA .
- The film uses the real homes of one community in Florida . They remained completely untouched, except for those bright colors in which they were repainted.
- As candidates for the role of Edward, Tom Cruise , Robert Downey-ml and Jim Carrey were also considered.
- In order to play the role of Edward, Johnny Depp had to lose 25 pounds (10 kg).
- In the scene where Edward runs back home, to the castle on the mountain, actor Johnny Depp lost consciousness due to overheating resulting from prolonged wearing of a leather suit in which the entire film is dressed by Edward.
- The longest monologue, pronounced by Johnny Depp in the picture, consists of 16 words. For all the time the protagonist pronounces only 169 words.
- Burton stated that Edward "was a bit of a favorite dog for him."
- During the filming of Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton was filming the documentary Conversations with Vincent . The film was not completed due to the death of the main character - the cult actor Vincent Price .
- At the end of 2005, the infamous theater director Matthew Bourne staged the ballet Edward Scissorhands, based on Burton's film, to the music of Danny Elfman. The composer of the film, Daniel Elfman, added a number of musical excerpts to the ballet.
- The film was conceived as a musical.
- Impressed by watching the film, the members of the “ Coastal Brotherhood ” group (Rostov-on-Don) wrote a song, the composition was called “His name was Edward ...”.
- In one of Edward's memoirs, a complicated breakfast cooking machine is shown - this is the implementation of the Goldberg machine  .
The film received recognition from critics and viewers.
On the Rotten Tomatoes website , the film has a rating of 90%, based on 58 reviews from critics, with an average rating of 7.7 out of 10. The critical consensus of the site is: “The first collaboration between Johnny Depp and Tim Burton is a magical modern fairy tale with a gothic connotation and a sweet center”  .
On the Metacritic website , the film scored 77 points out of 100, which is based on 19 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews"  .
CinemaScore reported that viewers rated the film “A-”  .
Awards and nominations
- 1991 - nomination for an Oscar in the category "Best Makeup" (We Neil, Stan Winston)
- 1991 - nominations for the Golden Globe Award in the category "Best Actor in a Movie" (Johnny Depp)
- 1991 - BAFTA Award nomination for Best Costume Design ( Colleen Atwood )
- 1992 - Saturn Award in the category "Best Fantastic Film"
- 1992 - BAFTA Award for Best Decoration (Bo Welch)
- EDWARD SCISSORHANDS . British Board of Film Classification (December 14, 1991).
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