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First look at Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz from Tim Burton's Big Eyes

08.04.2014
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To be honest, I completely forgot about Tim Burton's BIG EYES starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. USA Today has a first look at the upcoming biopic featuring Adams as artist Margaret Keane and Christoph Waltz as her husband Walter. The film also stars Johnny Depp as...wait, Depp isn't in this? But this is a Tim Burton movie, right?

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Synopsis:

Walter Keane became a national celebrity and talk show fixture in the 1950s after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kids, and used his marketing savvy to sell them cheaply in hardware stores and gas stations across the country. Unfortunately, he claimed to be the artist. That role was played by Margaret, his shy wife. She generated the paintings from their basement and Walter's contribution was adding his signature to the bottom. The ruse broke up their marriage, and when she tried to make it known that she authored the paintings, they ended up in a court battle after Walter called her crazy. The case culminated in a dramatic courtroom showdown. The judge put up two easels, side by side, and challenged each of them to start painting. He begged off, blaming a shoulder injury, while she dashed off her familiar big-eyed creation.

All kidding aside, I'm actually quite interested in seeing BIG EYES. Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are great when it comes to odd biopics (they also wrote the scripts for Tim Burton's ED WOOD, THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, and MAN ON THE MOON), and besides Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams, BIG EYES also stars (for real this time) Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston, Terrence Stamp and Jason Schwartzman.

BIG EYES will be a smaller filmed compared to Tim Burton's most recent CGI-filled movies, and that's a good thing in my opinion. Like many fans of Burton's early work, I've been very critical of his films as of late, however I haven't given up on him, and I think BIG EYES could be a fantastic opportunity to prove he's still a talented and unique director.

BIG EYES will be in theaters on December 25, 2014.

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Source: USA Today

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9:16AM on 08/05/2014

It's good that...

...he's skipping the Jonny Depp with pale makeup movies for a bit. It seems to be making alot of people happy.
Terry Gilliam! Time for you to do this too. Tell a straighter, human, story.
...he's skipping the Jonny Depp with pale makeup movies for a bit. It seems to be making alot of people happy.
Terry Gilliam! Time for you to do this too. Tell a straighter, human, story.
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4:29AM on 08/05/2014

This is what Burton does best....

.....I never thought I would say that having loved his earlier stuff but I think he feels more for these types of movie rather than the big studio flicks he is churning out. I suspect that he does the big movies to allow him to create these smaller more personal pics.
.....I never thought I would say that having loved his earlier stuff but I think he feels more for these types of movie rather than the big studio flicks he is churning out. I suspect that he does the big movies to allow him to create these smaller more personal pics.
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1:44PM on 08/04/2014
As far as first impressions go, I don't see pale makeup/frightwigs, black and white striped motifs, CGI or anything that Buton's relied so heavily on in recent years. I look at these pictures and I don't automatically think Tim Burton. And I think that's a good thing. I can only hope this will be a true departure from what Burton has done recently. So I'm hopeful on this.
As far as first impressions go, I don't see pale makeup/frightwigs, black and white striped motifs, CGI or anything that Buton's relied so heavily on in recent years. I look at these pictures and I don't automatically think Tim Burton. And I think that's a good thing. I can only hope this will be a true departure from what Burton has done recently. So I'm hopeful on this.
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10:42AM on 08/04/2014
I actually think a Burton film without Depp and his wife, will be very refreshing.
I actually think a Burton film without Depp and his wife, will be very refreshing.
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10:23AM on 08/04/2014
It's only Burton's more down to Earth stuff like this that really gets my hopes up any more.
It's only Burton's more down to Earth stuff like this that really gets my hopes up any more.
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10:14AM on 08/04/2014
That first picture of Amy Adams reminds me of Eva Marie Saint.
That first picture of Amy Adams reminds me of Eva Marie Saint.
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10:24AM on 08/04/2014
was thinking the same
was thinking the same
10:29AM on 08/04/2014
Right? She does look like Eva Marie Saint.
Right? She does look like Eva Marie Saint.
9:51AM on 08/04/2014
I have a feeling that by peeling away from Depp, this is going to be a return to form for Burton. At least, I hope it is.
I have a feeling that by peeling away from Depp, this is going to be a return to form for Burton. At least, I hope it is.
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