Tim Burton Needs Help Writing a Twitter Story

Tim Burton Needs Help Writing a Twitter Story

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Tim Burton's next story is currently being written through dozens of tweets by people like you and me.

Tim Burton is primarily known as the director and producer of films such as 1989's Batman and the recent Alice in Wonderland remake, but he's got writing chops too as seen with Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. However, Tim Burton is leaving the writing of his next story up to you, with a new experiment taking many people's tweets and combining them together.

The project is called Tim Burton's Cadavre Exquis. Cadavre Exquis means "exquisite corpse," which is a technique that takes contributions from multiple sources to create the final product. These contributions must typically follow specific rules.

The only rule for Tim Burton's Cadavre Exquis is that you must write out a tweet based on the previous tweets accepted into the story. Anyone can contribute, even Kanye West. The story currently follows a character named Stainboy that encounters a mysterious pile of goo.

As of this writing, the Cadavre Exquis is 21 tweets long. You can add your own vision for Stainboy and the goo's future here, but the experiment will only run until December 6. If your tweet is accepted, you'll get your name in lights on the Cadavre Exquis website along with being part of something cool.

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Let's see. Tim Burton's "Cadavre Exquis".

Stainboy. Let's see, he's depressed. Dress him in black. He has daddy issues and is an outcast. Now for who would play him? I'd say Johnny Depp. But we need a love interest to make it interesting! How about....top of my head....Helena Bonham Carter? YEAH! But then a soundtrack to tie it together. Something fanciful yet a bit gothic. Anyone have any clue who we could use?

Stainboy looks into the goo. Johnny Depp is in it! Hot Topic makes millions. The end

I can't stand Tim Burton; his films only 'quality' is the fact that some idiots consider all of the bad lighting and gothic themes 'alternative'.

I hate the counter-culture.

Tim Burton can suck my balls. He hasn't been relevant since the mid 90's.

Tim Burton and Jonny Depp should just get married already.

Thank god. Even a broken mess of a twitter story line couldn't be worse than the god awful "re-imagining" of Alice in Wonderland. I don;t know if he wrote the story for that, but just his prominent, self indulging "a Tim Burton movie" was enough for me to put all the blame on him for that.

Ahhhh just thinking about this train wreck of a film with its medival war/dragon story along with a creepy romance sub plot with the Mad Hatter...arghghgrr *shudders*.

heres the story: redneck america, but everyones zombies and skeletons and gothic creature things. a character we will call Jill comes into town wearing a scarf with colors on it. they don't like bright cheery things so they eat her.

In a shocking revelation the "mysterious pile of Goo" turns out to be Tim Burton's movie making skills, or what little is still left of them.

From reading the posts good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that Tim Burton can shove his film ideas up a hole that Alice wouldn't dare go.

...I also dislike the fact he's doing a new Addams Family film.

I just had a thought...

What if Tim Schafer and Tim Burton worked together on a special project?

gibboss28:
From reading the posts good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that Tim Burton can shove his film ideas up a hole that Alice wouldn't dare go.

...I also dislike the fact he's doing a new Addams Family film.

hehe. Nice one. Also, FUCK. I like Tim Burton (no, really) but he's not really cut out for the adams family.

And this cadavre thing has bad film written all over it.

Latinidiot:

gibboss28:
From reading the posts good to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that Tim Burton can shove his film ideas up a hole that Alice wouldn't dare go.

...I also dislike the fact he's doing a new Addams Family film.

hehe. Nice one. Also, FUCK. I like Tim Burton (no, really) but he's not really cut out for the adams family.

And this cadavre thing has bad film written all over it.

really? of all the things in the world i want Mr. Burton to stay away from the Adams family is not one of them, it almost seems to easy for him to make it though, its like asking the coen brothers to make a 90% good movie and then just stop, its not like anyone wants to see the remaining 10% of the story.

OT: well i have never thought of his movies to have writing talent that any 16 year old goth chick with a crush on Johnny Depp couldn't match, and apparently he agrees, not that i would go watch this movie either way but there has never been a good movie that was made for the fans.

I think Tim Burton needs help writing anything these days. I admit that writing, especially screenplays, is a chore but seriously, would it kill him to come up with something original? I had the misfortune of reviewing Alice in Wonderland for an online film site. I'd share my review here but I think I'll just let the following image explain my impressions of that movie.


Also:

Daystar Clarion:
Tim Burton and Jonny Depp should just get married already.

And then they both plow Helena Bonham Carter.

Or Tim Burtan, Johnny Depp, AND Helena Bonham Carter all get married to each other.

OT:

He could make a movie about a Teenaged Girl being chased by a Serial Killer and the Teen Girl keeps using Twitter to log her events.

Or it's just a movie of a Detective hunting a Serial Killer based off a Teenaged Girl's tweets she made while being chased by the Serial Killer then getting killed herself.

I wish that Burton would make some more low key films. Big Fish is easily his best work of the 2000's.

I would participate in this, but I would sooner chop off my own legs, deep fry them, and eat them before I sign up for Twitter.

Don't like Twitter.

And also, I've always been of the opinion that Burton's real strength comes from his use of visuals, so this just strikes me as being a little odd. I like the writing of NbC and ES, but I don't think they're the real strengths of those movies.

Interesting. I might have to break my pretentious haiku-based twitter persona and go for this.

Soviet Heavy:
I wish that Burton would make some more low key films. Big Fish is easily his best work of the 2000's.

quoted for distressingly high amounts of truth.

This is an interesting project. It'll be nice to see where this goes.

I LOVE like Tim Burton. FLAME SHIELD

(You guys do know this isn't going to be a movie, right?)

let's count the penis jokes people will be sending it. i'll bet the whole movie dialogue will sound something like "penis penis penis penis.."

edit: i remembered a clip that goes well with the topic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzLRP8e4vE

The Random One:
Interesting. I might have to break my pretentious haiku-based twitter persona and go for this.

Soviet Heavy:
I wish that Burton would make some more low key films. Big Fish is easily his best work of the 2000's.

quoted for distressingly high amounts of truth.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this. Big Fish is one of the most underrated films I have ever seen. It is utterly brilliant, and no Johnny Depp in sight!

Cliff_m85:
Let's see. Tim Burton's "Cadavre Exquis".

Stainboy. Let's see, he's depressed. Dress him in black. He has daddy issues and is an outcast. Now for who would play him? I'd say Johnny Depp. But we need a love interest to make it interesting! How about....top of my head....Helena Bonham Carter? YEAH! But then a soundtrack to tie it together. Something fanciful yet a bit gothic. Anyone have any clue who we could use?

Oo! Oo! This is way out of left field, but I'd say Danny Elfman!

Brotherofwill:
Thank god. Even a broken mess of a twitter story line couldn't be worse than the god awful "re-imagining" of Alice in Wonderland. I don;t know if he wrote the story for that, but just his prominent, self indulging "a Tim Burton movie" was enough for me to put all the blame on him for that.

Ahhhh just thinking about this train wreck of a film with its medival war/dragon story along with a creepy romance sub plot with the Mad Hatter...arghghgrr *shudders*.

Yeeeeaah,

wasn't a re-imagining, but a sequel, there was no romance, no war - just a duel with the Jabberwocky (something from the original stories) and overall was surprisingly faithful in tone and theme to Carrol's original work. But thanks for playing!

Tydanubus:

Cliff_m85:
Let's see. Tim Burton's "Cadavre Exquis".

Stainboy. Let's see, he's depressed. Dress him in black. He has daddy issues and is an outcast. Now for who would play him? I'd say Johnny Depp. But we need a love interest to make it interesting! How about....top of my head....Helena Bonham Carter? YEAH! But then a soundtrack to tie it together. Something fanciful yet a bit gothic. Anyone have any clue who we could use?

Oo! Oo! This is way out of left field, but I'd say Danny Elfman!

Oo, oo! While we're at it, we'd like to offer you two knighthood in the order of un-originality! Scorsese also called, he's sorry but he's not going to marry Robert DeNiro or DiCaprio, and refuses to part with the Stones just because you want him to.

SpiderJerusalem:

just a duel with the Jabberwocky (something from the original stories)


That seemed like a war to me. XD. I can't find examples of the romance sub plot, but Johnny Depp staring into that girl's eyes and having intimate conversation about what size he likes his girls to be was enough to make me cringe.

SpiderJerusalem:

and overall was surprisingly faithful in tone and theme to Carrol's original work.

XD.

SpiderJerusalem:

But thanks for playing!

? XD.

Even if tim Burton is awesome and i love his movies i not only refuse to join in but watch anything that has to do with twitter.

Meh, I haven't really liked anything recent by Tim Burton anyways.

I can't wait till 4chan gets word of this though.

TheMann:
I think Tim Burton needs help writing anything these days. I admit that writing, especially screenplays, is a chore but seriously, would it kill him to come up with something original? I had the misfortune of reviewing Alice in Wonderland for an online film site. I'd share my review here but I think I'll just let the following image explain my impressions of that movie.


Also:

He didn't write the script for Alice in Wonderland.

INSERT A QUARTER TO TRY AGAIN

Johnny Depp is the main character and Helena Bonham Carter is some crazy lady shouting random words. Now just add some extra's to make it look like the focus isn't all on Depp when really it is and we're all set.

I read this as "Tim Burton Is a Twit"

I laughed.

Onyx Oblivion:
I just had a thought...

What if Tim Schafer and Tim Burton worked together on a special project?

Do I sense a Grim Fandango movie?

Burton is a watered down version of Lynch at best....Why does he continue to make films and Lynch only continues to build furniture?

That said I would be very surprised if Johnny Depp doesn't get a say in the ending of this.

 

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