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Vincent by Tim Burton

DescripciónVincent is a funny poem written by Tim Burton, the famous film director (Corpse BrideCharlie and The Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Nightmare before Christmas…).

Through different resources and tests exploring Tim Burton's personality and works, Secondary students can practise new vocabulary, pronunciation and listening comprehension. Several sites related to the activity are also linked at the end.


Timothy Walter, "Tim", Burton is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for dark  movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, his most recent film.



 He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories and has published a compilation of his drawings, entitled The Art of Tim Burton. book



   Tim Burton spent most of his childhood drawing cartoons and watching old movies (he was especially fond of films with actor Vincent Price). His artistic talent was early recognized when he won a prize for an anti-litter poster he designed.

   After graduation from high school, he attended California Institute of the Arts. Burton's first job was as an animator for Disney. He worked on Disney films, but he had some different ideas. However, Disney recognized his talent and he was allowed to make Vincent (1982). Vicent is a strange boy who is obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe, author of horror and mistery stories and poems. The story shows how he builds up his own world through his dark imagination. The short was inmediately successful and won several awards.

   Burton made a few other short films but, in 1985, he finally became popular as he directed the film Pee-wee's Great Adventure. From the early shorts to his latest work, Alice in Wonderland, he has made 14 films and he is considered one of the most important film directors in the late 20th century.

Tim Burton's movies


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