Some Images From Titan Books' Neww DARK SHADOWS: THE VISUAL COMPANION!!
Here's a quick look at Titan Books' new DARK SHADOWS: THE VISUAL COMPANION, a 191ish page exploration of the making of Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS big screen adaptation which released theatrically in May.
Titan sent over some images from the publication, which is a combination of design work, some rather lovely/classy BTS stills, and a generous amount of written context from author Mark Salisbury.
While not necessarily evident herein (due to the image selection I was sent), the book is filled with dazzlingly rendered, highly atmospheric production art which suggest a visually affecting film that...well...didn't end up on-screen.
DARK SHADOWS: THE VISUAL COMPANION is newly issued and available HERE. It's a lovely companion piece to a film which never really found its way either commercially or artistically, and an intriguing and sometimes frustrating hint of what might've been...
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Nov. 27, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST
by Stifler's Mom
Tim Burton has been dead for 15 years.
Nov. 27, 2012, 10:54 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST
And I NEVER fall asleep during movies.
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
But Dark Shadows was terrible, his worst film, and my pick for the worst film of 2012. Visually stunning and fun performances by Eva Green and Johnny Depp could not save the film from a shitty script.
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:23 a.m. CST
Stinker of a movie
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST
I enjoy torturing myself.
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:41 a.m. CST
by hank henshaw
You just have to change the title in the cover! (Ed Wood, Big Fish, Mask Attacks and Pee Wee's Adventure might be the only exceptions)
Nov. 27, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Nov. 27, 2012, 12:06 p.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2012, 12:18 p.m. CST
he should be on death row
Nov. 27, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST
Fucking WORST movie of the year and the one I was most looking forward to as well. Burton's worst since Apes. Should have been great.
by Bradly Durant
Nov. 27, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST
Recently saw the original Dan Curtis Dark Shadows movie, way, way, way better than Burton's abortion of a flick.
by Bradly Durant
Nov. 27, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST
need i say more?
Nov. 27, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST
Definitely not great but I found it interesting & entertaining. The last act is where everything fell apart they were throwing way to much in there, but I don't think it was a bad movie.
Nov. 27, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST
The movie was horrible. Rented it and about 30 minutes in fired up my laptop and read AICN talkbacks. Looked up and the movie was ending. I would not accept Dark Shadows for free. Shameful, pathetic film.
Nov. 27, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST
wish he would do more original stuff. No one went to see Frankenwienie which is sad, but Burton has been only making remakes or reboots for awhile. It paid off for Alice making billions, for children Burton had been great (which is his audience anyway I think) but for us old school fans who loved beetlejuice , ed wood, ect it sucks. Burton is still one of the best at art direction of all time. I still want a new beetlejuice movie, Keeton needs some work, the man is a talent not being used
Nov. 27, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST
might give it another try, but it seemed silly and campy but the guy killed like 8 construction workers, goofy tone and Burton's movies start all looking the same. I just might try to watch it again because Alice Cooper appears in it, it has been a long time since Wayne's World
Nov. 27, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST
by Rebel Scumb
Would be the star of my coffee table
Nov. 27, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST
I loved that movie! I went to see that movie 2 weeks after I got my new puppy. Understand I'm in my mid 40s. I have a kid and a wife. And at the time, just brought to our house a 4 months old puppy. So, I went to see the movie and found it simply fantastic. The story was touching, the dog and its mannerism was really spot on. You couldn't help but be touched by the affection of the boy and his dog. Everything else was a riot and a blast. Simply put, Burton put out a masterpiece in stop motion animation. Now, I will tell you this. I actually liked Dark Shadows, but then again, I never saw any of the previous material it originated from. To me, however, Tim Burton should stick to stories that only his mind can hatched and his heart can guide. Frankenweinie is a true example of a fine story which was entertaining, compelling and touching with the right touch of pretty much everything it was meant to be.
Nov. 27, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST
I fell asleep during this talkbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Nov. 27, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST
I hated this film. It just shows Burton descending more and more into getting lost in his own style.
Nov. 27, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST
I mean, the film only made $30.00. Isn't this going to lose them more money?
Nov. 27, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST
"fired up my laptop and read AICN talkbacks" LOL You actually read what people write here and decide what movies to watch based on that?
Nov. 28, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST
It was a joke, but it actually happened.
Nov. 28, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST
Why is this coming out so long after the movie came out?
Nov. 28, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST
I was curious about the BoxOffice (actually BO is probably a better term for this flick ....) ~$240M worldwide, but the production budget (via BOMojo) is listed as $150M ... wow, WTF. Though I'd figure $75M was the payday for Depp, Elfman and HBC. I wouldn't think this would have strong video sales either.
Nov. 28, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST
by Marc Cerasini
Franchise murdered by hack screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith.
Nov. 29, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST
by Real Deal
I really got what Burton was trying to do with this film. DS is a very difficult thing to recreate ( it's been tried ). It was a product of it's time. I used to run home like all of you and watch it after school. But that was a very long time ago. It was the 60's and things were different. Now when I go back and watch the original show I can still appreciate it for what it was but realize trying to remake it in a serious fashion is a very difficult thing to do. Doing it as a dramady can excuse a lot. I really like the use of the music of the time as well ( I really smiled when I heard " Nights in White Satin " over the opening credits some how it seemed to fit). I also liked the cameos ( like Christopher Lee as the old sea captain ). No I really think this was one of Burton's best. If you can't see that then maybe you didn't watch as much of the original as I did. There were times Depp really had Barnabus down.
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