Couldn't see a topic for my favourite director yet, so I thought I'd try and start the ball rolling Anyway, I think Burton is a director who often gets overlooked from an artistic standpoint because he works almost exclusively within the big budget studio film arena. However, even though most of his films have been big hits at the box office, I think they're far more interesting than the average event movie. Batman Returns, for example, is one of the darkest and most idiosyncratic films ever released as a summer blockbuster. It really explores the psychology of the main characters in a way few comic book movies have matched. But my favourite Burton film has to be Edward Scissorhands. I find this film more moving than say E.T. for example, but maybe that's because I can really relate to being a freaky outsider The performances are all perfect, IMO, especially Johnny Depp in the lead. And Danny Elfman's score (his best ever) makes me cry whenever I hear it. As for the future, Burton's next project is an adaptation of the book Big Fish, which was supposed to be made by Spielberg at one time. I don't know much about the story, except that it involves a father telling his son various "tall tales". Hopefully, it will allow Burton to return to more individualistic filmmaking after his rather impersonal remake of Planet of the Apes. Anyway if you're a fan of any of Burton's movies, post your thoughts here. This forum is for discussion, not fanclubs.