Film News – Eva Green On Dumbo + Tim Burton

Eva Green has a had a very good career in the entertainment industry. She is well known for her role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and she has also had a consistent working relationship with Tim Burton.

Indeed, she has starred in Tim Burton films like Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and she continues this collaboration with Dumbo, the live-action remake of the animated Disney classic. In an interview with Collider, she had the opportunity to speak about Dumbo.

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Eva Green had this to say on whether starring in Dumbo was an immediate yes or if she had to take some time to think about it:

I was like, ‘I don’t know how I can say to Tim, ‘Is there a stunt person, or can you use somebody else’s body and put my head on it, digitally, afterwards?’’ I had a whole plan going on in my head. He was like, ‘No, just try it. It could help you to build the character.’ I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll try.’ I was sure that I would never be able to swing up high.”

That was a great thing, even for my own confidence, to think that you couldn’t do that, but then, actually, you can. It’s all the monkey talk, as they say. It’s just all of those demons in your head. You can overcome your fear.”

Eva Green also spoke about what it is like to work with Tim Burton:

Of course. He’s a genius. He’s a poet. He’s got a very specific universe, but it’s also such a hard job. There’s always tension on a movie set, most of the time.”

There’s always a problem, but it’s a beautiful job. There’s a lot of money involved. When you’re on a Tim Burton movie, even though the budget is gigantic and there is pressure, as actors, we don’t feel the pressure, which is wonderful.”

Tim is like a child. He’s so happy. He deeply loves what he does. It’s so wonderful to see him, just full of joy, really. It’s just nice to not have tension.”

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Film News – Danny Elfman Discusses Dumbo

Recently, director Tim Burton spoke about his live-action remake of the Disney animated classic Dumbo. Now, composer Danny Elfman, a long-time collaborator with Tim Burton, has given an interview to Collider about Dumbo.

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Danny Elfman said this on whether Tim Burton had a good sense of what he was doing with Dumbo when Elfman joined the project:

Yeah, he had a pretty good sense of what he was doing, but he didn’t have a good sense yet of the music. He usually evolves that, over the process. It all starts with a thing called the spotting session, where you sit down and go over the whole movie, and every cue gets a number and a name and a little bit about the cue.”

With Tim, it’s the fastest spotting sessions, in my life […] if it’s an hour and 45-minute movie, the spotting session will be two hours and 15 minutes. He adds about a half-hour. He doesn’t talk about it.”

He just says, ‘Okay, music here, and music here. We’re gonna keep that. We want that to soar. We want that to be sweet.’ He doesn’t verbalize, and that’s fine. Really, the more he verbalizes, it’s not gonna really help me. Telling me how he feels will help me, so that’s what he does. He’ll say, ‘I feel this way about this scene. I feel this way about that scene.’ Then, I start writing.”

And when I’m writing, I’ll write more than one option because I know Tim. If I play three things for him, it’ll help him focus and say, ‘Oh, no, that’s the wrong way to go. This is the right way to go.’ It’s through that kind of experimentation that I help him figure out what he is really looking for, musically, in the film.”

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Film News – Tim Burton Discusses Dumbo

The reviews for Dumbo have recently come out and there has been a mixed response for this live-action remake of the Disney animated classic. Still, we all know that a hardcore group of Tim Burton fans will support the film no matter what the critical reception is given their love for his previous work in the film industry. During a conference at the film’s Los Angeles press junket, Tim Burton was given the chance to speak about Dumbo.

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One of the topics of conservation was the thing that Tim Burton loves about the story of Dumbo:

I just liked the idea of a flying elephant that doesn’t quite fit into the world, and how somebody with a disadvantage makes it an advantage. It just felt very close to the way I felt about things. It was just a very pure, simple image. Like all of the old Disney fables, it has that simple symbolism for real emotions.”

Tim Burton also spoke about the things in the original Dumbo that he wanted to expand upon in his own live-action version:

I just like the fact that it’s obviously a very simple fable and story. At its heart, it’s about family. What I liked about it was the human parallel story. This character comes back from war, and he doesn’t have an arm, he doesn’t have a wife, and he doesn’t have a job.”

He’s trying to find his place in the world. It’s like that for all of the characters. Every character in it wants to be something. They’re like Dumbo, using disadvantage to advantage. So, there are lots of nice themes, but in a very simple framework.”

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Film News – Colin Farrell On Dumbo

In recent years, Disney have had a lot of financial success with the live-action remakes of classic animated films such as The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast. They hope that this success will continue with the upcoming live-action remakes of The Lion King and Dumbo. One of the stars of Dumbo is Colin Farrell and, in an interview with journalists at a set visit, he had the chance to discuss Dumbo.

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Here is what Colin Farrell had to say on the reaction he had when he was approached to star in Dumbo which will be directed by Tim Burton:

Honestly, ‘Please, can I do it?’ Genuinely. Because I’ve just been such a fan of Tim’s work for the longest time. I think Edward Scissorhands is probably the first thing of his I saw. It’s still one of my favorite films of all time, probably.”

So yeah, just the idea of something as sweet and fantastical and almost otherworldly while being grounded in some recognizable world that we can relate to under the directorship of him is kind of a dream.”

There’s things I’ve read through the years that are somewhat fantastical or supernatural and have kind of a fairy tale element to them, and then some things that I read that never got made—one script in particular that never got made, but it was beautiful and had elements of Beauty and the Beast to it, I’ve always been looking for something of that ilk.”

This was…I genuinely, when I heard he was doing it, I was like ‘Oh my God, what a dream gig to do.’ That was before reading the script. Then I read the script and it’s so sweet.”

Tim is really good at figuring out the balancing act between honoring the sweetness of the original story or the intent or the allegorical element of what a baby flying elephant represents with real-world emotional concerns of families and friendships and damages of war without getting into it too much.”

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