Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands has it right

In my post the other day, I talk about how the suburbs are here to stay, and how they need to be treated like opportunities, not irreparable blights on the face of the earth. The filmmaker Tim Burton is an excellent role model in this regard. Below is a screenshot from the film Edward Scissorhands (1991 — and highly recommended). Burton’s caricature of suburbia is spot-on, but not vicious. He sees it for the flawed, and yes, ugly, place that it is, but also makes its inhabitants endearing, real people, and sees that there is some visual wit to be found in its matchy-matchy lawns and colorful houses.

I love this movie.

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