Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Film: Edward Scissorhands at Halifax's Square Chapel for the Arts

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An opportunity arose for one to see the screening of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands at Halifax's Square Chapel Centre for the Arts just before Christmas.

Fiona Black Jones, the Development Manager, firstly summarised the exciting year it has been for Square Chapel including progress for the new building and Cornerstone project.  Optimism certainly reigns in their camp with an ambition to air 400-500 films a year (equalling almost one to two films per day including its Friday morning screenings).

Onto the film, Tim Burton is legend in the world of films and this film is no exception. Based on a story written by himself and Caroline Thompson and set to Danny Elfin's music, it features Edward, an artificial man with scissors as his hands, who is discovered and is invited to live with the Boggs family. 

Edward Scissorhand's (Johnny Depp) imagination and creativity makes many friends initially but subsequently blinded innocence, misunderstanding and misfortune brings unimaginative consequences.  Only returning to the Gothic castle where he was invented could offer refuge.

This beautiful dark story features romance where Edward falls in love with Peg Boggs' daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder) who see his beauty beyond.  The film is presented in a fairy tale format, told by Kim Bogg to assumingly to her granddaughter, with a prologue and an epilogue.

Self discovery along with feelings of isolation, loneliness and vulnerability are drawn from the film and can relate to many including the producer himself,   Certainly something for everyone in this magical film.

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