Wednesday, March 21, 2007

September 5th Is Tim Burton Day - And That's Official

This year, the Venice film festival is to award Tim Burton the Golden Lion for 'Career Achievement' and hold a special day in his honour. Expect this to be where Sweeney Todd is first unveiled, though obviously not in complete form.... assuming, of course, there still is a Sweeney Todd by then - the production is plagued with delays and problems.

The Venice Fest head honcho is quoted in Variety as saying Burton has "a more insolent pop sensitivity than most new directors today" and is also "less needy of approval than most of the older masters." I agree wholeheartedly.

Congratulations Tim, you've definitely earned it.

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