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From the Imagination of Tim Burton.
|Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.|
From Tim Burton comes an unforgettable fairy tale starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price as the Inventor.
"A classic...Edward Scissorhands is a sharp salute to the oddball in all of us. Jay Scott, The Globe and Mail
"Simple, funny, gorgeous, sad, and sweet, perfect for playing over and over. Lawrence O'Toole, Entertainment Weekly
"A witty comedy of manners that arcs into poignance...One of the brightest, bittersweetest fables of this or any-year. Richard Corliss, Time
"A delightful and delicate comic fable. Variety
Editor's NoteIn Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, a suburban fairy tale with incredibly imaginative sets, an Avon lady, Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest), discovers the half-finished experiment--a man/monster named Edward (Johnny Depp)--of a mad scientist (played magically by Vincent Price) living in the neighborhood's old abandoned castle. The scientist died before replacing the shy man's large shears with real hands. When Peg attempts to bring Edward into her suburban world, to live among her skeptical family (husband Alan Arkin and daughter Winona Ryder) and gossipy neighbors, his hands--dangerous yet capable of creating things of great beauty--make for some awkward, funny, and poignant situations: Edward as a topiary gardener, Edward as a cutting-edge hair stylist. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is a story about tolerance, difference, and creativity as much as it is a story of a young man's coming of age (the young man in question is, of course, a monster). In the ironically surreal world of Edward's suburban community, he must try to find his place in it, and in the world at large.
Cast & Crew
|Anthony Michael Hall|
|Bo Welch - Production Designer|
|Caroline Thompson - Screenplay|
|Colleen Halsey - Editor|
|Danny Elfman - Original Music By|
|Richard Halsey - Editor|
|Richard Hashimoto - Executive Producer|
|Stefan Czapsky - Cinematographer|
|Tim Burton - Producer|
|Tim Burton - Director|
|Tim Burton - Based On Story By|
|Tom Duffield - Art Director|
Plot SummaryA fairy tale, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is a brilliant story of a man-made experiment: a monster with long shears for hands. Edward lives in the dark and forbidding castle, overlooking a brightly colored suburb, until the Avon lady comes calling one day. Her motherly instincts tell her to take this poor, lonely creature home to live with her family. There, Edward goes through a series of growing experiences, some of them funny, some of them frightening, while trying to find his place in the world.
|British Academy Awards, Bo Welch, Best Production Design|
|British Academy Awards, Colleen Atwood, Best Costume Design|
|British Academy Awards, Ve Neill, Best Make Up Artist|
|British Academy Awards, Stan Winston, Best Special Visual Effects|
|Golden Globe, Johnny Depp, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical|
|Oscar, Ve Neill, Stan Winston, Best Makeup|