List of film director and composer collaborations

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Frankenweenie (1984) Short. Faerie Tale Theatre (1986) Episode: "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp". Danny Elfman. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985). Beetlejuice (1988). Batman (1989). Edward Scissorhands (1990). Batman Returns (1992). The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Produced by. Mars Attacks! (1996). Sleepy Hollow (1999). Stainboy (miniseries) (2000-2001) with Jason Wells. Planet of the Apes (2001). Big Fish (2003). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). Corpse Bride (2005) (Mike Johnson served as co-director). Alice in Wonderland (2010). Dark Shadows (2012). Frankenweenie (2012). Big Eyes (2014). Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Produced by. Dumbo (2019). Mark Isham.

List of film director and actor collaborations

Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Jane Lynch. Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Mascots (2016). Michael McKean. The Big Picture (1989). Best in Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Larry Miller. Waiting for Guffman (1996). Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Catherine O'Hara. Waiting for Guffman (1996). Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Jim Piddock. Best In Show (2000). A Mighty Wind (2003). For Your Consideration (2006). Mascots (2016). Parker Posey. Waiting for Guffman (1996). Best In Show (2000).

Rotten Tomatoes

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Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by three undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley: Senh Duong, Patrick Y. Lee, and Stephen Wang. The name "Rotten Tomatoes" derives from the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance.


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A study done in 2015 over 88 Xbox 360 and 80 PS3 games from 2012 found that "metacritic scores have no impact in determining actual sales" Some game reviewers take issue with the way Metacritic assigns scores. When a reviewer gives a rating of "A", Metacritic assigns it a value of 100, and for "F" a value of zero; some think a score of 50 would be more appropriate. For a "B–", Metacritic assigns a value of 67, yet some publishers, developers, and websurfers believe it should be closer to 80, in line with the conversion often used in the US education system. Joe Dodson, former editor at Game Revolution, criticized Metacritic and similar sites for turning reviews into scores that are too low.

Eugene Levy

This makes him one of only four two-time honourees, alongside fellow SCTV alumni John Candy, Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara. Levy is one of only a handful of people who have won at least five Canadian Comedy Awards, including two for Best Writing (Best in Show in 2001 and A Mighty Wind in 2004) and three for Best Male Performer (Best in Show, American Pie 2 in 2002, and A Mighty Wind). In 2008, the Governor General of Canada presented Levy with the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA), a lifetime achievement award considered "for their outstanding body of work and enduring contribution to the performing arts in Canada.".

A Mighty Wind

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The film was co-written (with Eugene Levy), directed and composed by Christopher Guest. The film is widely acknowledged to reference the 2003 tribute concert to folk music producer Harold Leventhal that reunited several of the folk groups that Leventhal had managed. More broadly, the film is a parody of the American folk music revival of the early 1960s and its personalities. Guest co-stars and reunites many of his company of actors from This Is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and Best in Show for this film.

Stop motion

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The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton, was one of the more widely released stop-motion features and become the highest grossing stop-motion animated movie of its time, grossing over $50 million domestic. Henry Selick also went on to direct James and the Giant Peach and Coraline, and Tim Burton went on to direct Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. In 1999, Will Vinton launched the first prime-time stop-motion television series called The PJs, co-created by actor-comedian Eddie Murphy. The Emmy-winning sitcom aired on Fox for two seasons, then moved to the WB for an additional season. Vinton launched another series, Gary & Mike, for UPN in 2001.

Michael McKean

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Patrick Stewart. 2001 – DVD Exclusive Award Winner: Best DVD Audio Commentary – This Is Spinal Tap – (shared with Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer). 2003 – DVD Exclusive Award Nomination: Best Animated Character Performance – The Hunchback of Notre Dame II – (shared with Ritsuko Notani). 2003 – Seattle Film Critics Award for Best Music – A Mighty Wind – (shared with Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Annette O'Toole, Harry Shearer and Jeffrey C.J.

Waiting for Guffman

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American Film Institute recognition: *AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs – Nominated Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair. Eugene Levy as Dr. Alan Pearl. Fred Willard as Ron Albertson. Catherine O'Hara as Sheila Albertson. Parker Posey as Libby Mae Brown. Lewis Arquette as Clifford Wooley. Bob Balaban as Lloyd Miller. Matt Keeslar as Johnny Savage. David Cross as UFO Expert. Linda Kash as Mrs. Pearl. Brian Doyle-Murray as Red Savage. Paul Benedict as Roy Loomis. Paul Dooley as UFO Abductee.


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In 1984, Christopher Guest co-wrote and starred in the mockumentary This is Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner. Guest went on to write and direct other mockumentaries including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind, all written with costar Eugene Levy. Tim Robbins' 1992 film Bob Roberts was a mockumentary centered around the senatorial campaign of a right-wing stock trader and folksinger, and the unsavory connections and dirty tricks used to defeat a long-term liberal incumbent played by Gore Vidal. Man Bites Dog is a 1992 Belgian black comedy crime mockumentary written, produced, and directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoît Poelvoorde.

Danny Elfman

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Elfman immediately developed a rapport with Burton and has gone on to score all but three of Burton's major studio releases: Ed Wood, which was under production while Elfman and Burton were having a serious disagreement, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Elfman also provided the singing voice for Jack Skellington in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and the voices of both Barrel and the "Clown with the Tear-Away Face". In 1990, Elfman composed the iconic orchestra piece, "Ice Dance", for the Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands.

List of cult films

A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film with a cult following, obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences, and often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed. Sometimes, the definition is expanded to exclude films that have been released by major studios or have big budgets, try specifically to become cult films, or become accepted by mainstream audiences and critics. Cult films are defined as much by audience reaction as by their content.

List of frequent Tim Burton collaborators

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Catherine O'Hara, Paul Reubens, and Glenn Shadix also starred in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Actor Jason Hervey appeared in the short film Frankenweenie (1984), before appearing in Burton's feature film-directing debut Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985). Actor Vincent Price worked with Burton on three projects, hosting the television film Hansel and Gretel (1983), narrating the short film Vincent (1982) and appearing in the feature film Edward Scissorhands (1990). Actresses Ada and Arlene Tai worked with Burton as extras in Ed Wood before going on to be cast in Big Fish (2003).

List of film director and cinematographer collaborations

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Best in Show (2000). For Your Consideration (2006). The Thick of It (2007 TV pilot). Family Tree (2013 TV series). John Schwartzman. The Rookie (2002). Saving Mr. Banks (2013). The Founder (2016). Christian Berger. Benny's Video (1992). 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994). The Piano Teacher (2001). Caché (2005). The White Ribbon (2009). Happy End (2017). Jürgen Jürges. Funny Games (1997). Code Unknown (2000). Time of the Wolf (2003). Darius Khondji. Funny Games (2007). Amour (2012). Robert Elswit. Bad Influence (1990). The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992). The River Wild (1994). Dante Spinotti. L.A. Confidential (1997). Wonder Boys (2000). Gilbert Taylor. Losin' It (1983).

Edward Scissorhands

(1996), another film of Burton's with music composed by Elfman. Burton acknowledged that the main themes of Edward Scissorhands deal with self-discovery and isolation. Edward is found living alone in the attic of a Gothic castle, a setting that is also used for main characters in Burton's Batman and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Edward Scissorhands climaxes much like James Whale's Frankenstein and Burton's own Frankenweenie. A mob confronts the "evil creature", in this case, Edward, at his castle. With Edward unable to consummate his love for Kim because of his appearance, the film can also be seen as being influenced by Beauty and the Beast.

Ed Wood (film)

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Di Novi had previously worked with Tim Burton on Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a deal was struck with Lehmann as director and Burton and Di Novi producing. Burton began reading Nightmare of Ecstasy and some of Wood's letters. He was taken by how he "wrote about his films as if he was making Citizen Kane, you know, whereas other people perceived them as, like, the worst movies ever". Burton admits to having always been a fan of Ed Wood, which is why the biopic is filmed with an aggrandizing bias borne of his admiration for Wood's work, rather than the derisive attitude of Wood's detractors.

Don Lake

Lake continued his improvisational work in six Christopher Guest films, including Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and Almost Heroes. He has also done commentary for I Love the '80s Strikes Back and Best Week Ever. He and writing partner Bonnie Hunt worked on the screenplays for the animated Pixar feature Cars and the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. In 2013 he appeared in Guest's Family Tree. Super Dave - Regular sidekick. The Bonnie Hunt Show - Himself/Producer. Don't Answer the Phone. Life with Bonnie - Keith Jedzek. The Building - Brad. The Dave Thomas Comedy Show - Regular. Watching Ellie - Dr. Don Zimmerman. The Dating Game around 1979 - contestant (was not picked).

Academy Awards

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In 2012, the results of a study conducted by the Los Angeles Times were published describing the demographic breakdown of approximately 88% of AMPAS' voting membership. Of the 5,100+ active voters confirmed, 94% were Caucasian, 77% were male, and 54% were found to be over the age of 60. 33% of voting members are former nominees (14%) and winners (19%). In May 2011, the Academy sent a letter advising its 6,000 or so voting members that an online system for Oscar voting would be implemented in 2013.

Mars Attacks!

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The film score was composed by Burton's regular composer Danny Elfman, to whom Burton was reconciled after a quarrel that occurred during The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), for which they did not co-operate in producing Ed Wood (1994). Elfman enlisted the help of Oingo Boingo lead guitarist Steve Bartek to help arrange the compositions for the orchestra. Tim Burton initially intended to use stop motion animation to feature the Martians, viewing it as a homage to the work of Ray Harryhausen, primarily Jason and the Argonauts. Similar to his own Beetlejuice, Burton "wanted to make [the special effects] look cheap and purposely fake-looking as possible."

Winona Ryder

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In 2012, Tim Burton directed her in the music video for The Killers' single, "Here with Me". She was reunited with Tim Burton for a role in the animated 3D feature film Frankenweenie, released in October 2012, and appeared alongside James Franco in the action thriller Homefront (2013). In 2013, Ryder starred in a segment of the Comedy Central television series Drunk History called "Boston". She played religious protestor Mary Dyer, opposite stern Puritan magistrate John Endicott, played by Michael Cera. She has also appeared in the American miniseries Show Me a Hero, playing the president of the Yonkers City Council, and the British television film Turks & Caicos.

Fred Willard

Willard has appeared in several Christopher Guest films, such as A Mighty Wind, in which he played "Mike LaFontaine," a character known for his catchphrase, "Eh? Wha' happened?"; Best in Show, in which he portrayed "Buck Laughlin," a dog show announcer who offered up an unending stream of bad jokes and off-color comments; Waiting for Guffman, in which he played "Ron Albertson," a travel agent who performs in amateur stage productions with his wife; This Is Spinal Tap, in which he played a lieutenant on the military base where Spinal Tap play; and For Your Consideration as an obnoxious entertainment television show anchor.

Parker Posey

She frequently works with Christopher Guest and has appeared in several of his mockumentaries, such as Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). Posey is the recipient of a [[Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film|Golden Globe Award]] nomination, a Satellite Award nomination and two Independent Spirit Award nominations. Posey made her film debut in Joey Breaker (1993).

Frankenweenie (1984 film)

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It was released as an extra, along with Vincent, on The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD; Blu-ray; and UMDl. Disney and Tim Burton produced a full-length remake using stop motion animation, which was released on October 5, 2012 in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. The original film is included as a bonus feature on the Blu-ray home video release. Barret Oliver as Victor Frankenstein: a young boy expert in science who is sad after his dog's death. Shelley Duvall as Susan Frankenstein: Victor's mother. Daniel Stern: as Ben Frankenstein: Victor's father. Joseph Maher as Mr. Chambers. Roz Braverman as Mrs. Epstein. Paul Bartel as Mr. Walsh. Sofia Coppola as Anne Chambers.

Jane Lynch

During the 1990s, she made numerous television commercials, including one for Frosted Flakes for an adult audience, directed by Christopher Guest. A few years later, Guest would remember Lynch, as he chose actors for his 2000 dog show mockumentary, Best in Show. Lynch played Christy Cummings, a butch lesbian personal dog handler to trophy wife Sheri Ann Cabot (Jennifer Coolidge). From there, she became a staple actress in Guest's casts, appearing in the director's A Mighty Wind (2003) as porn actress-turned-folk singer Laurie Bohner and in For Your Consideration (2006) as an entertainment reporter.