Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tantalizing Trivia: Burton's Stripes

Katrina Van Tassel's dress in the final scene of Sleepy Hollow (1999) is a direct reference to Tim Burton's other film, Beetlejuice (1988).

Another deleted scene from Sleepy Hollow pays hommage to Beetlejuice when the Headless Horseman dances around in a red wedding dress to Daylight Come.

Ok I made that last part up, but wasn't it a great visual in your imagination?


4 comments:

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Hehe, Christopher Walken (or even Ray Park) doing the Daylight Come dance would have been awesome. You can see the Burton stripes/swirls in most of his other movies too. I think Mars Attacks! and Planet of the Apes are the only 2 un-Burtony movies I can think of. I think even his rendition of Charlie and the Chocolate factory has some spirally bits in it too.

Steps for a successful Burton flick:
1. Black/white stripes
2. swirls and spirals
3. it has to snow.
4. Johnny Depp

One or all of these mark it as a Burton movie :P

Angie said...

So true Jamie! We love catching glimpses of T-Burt's signature things. You're forgetting Danny Elfman and references to dogs. It's true, look it up! haha :)

Jen said...

Jack Skellington wore a striped suit too lol.

Angie said...

Yes Jen! And the scarecrow from the opening sequence of Nightmare appears in a scene in Sleepy Hollow!