4 items from 2007
Director Tim Burton has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival for his groundbreaking filmmaking. The Edward Scissorhands moviemaker was hailed by the Italian festival judges on Wednesday as "one of America's bravest, most visionary and innovative filmmakers" and was presented with the coveted Golden Lion accolade by frequent collaborator, Johnny Depp. Speaking at the annual film event, Burton said, "I'm very honored. It means a lot to me. Hopefully it just inspires me to keep going." Wednesday's proceedings at the festival were also dubbed "Tim Burton Day" in the star's honor as audiences were treated to the world premiere of the 3D version of Burton's 1993 hit, The Nightmare Before Christmas. »
Tim Burton is to be honored at the Venice International Film Festival later this year, for his contributions to the movie industry. The Batman director will receive the lifetime achievement award at the Italian festival which begins on August 29, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Organisers also declared on Wednesday that September 5 will be "Tim Burton Day" - a full 24 hours dedicated to the 48-year-old, whose credits include Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. »
ROME -- Tim Burton will be honored with the Golden Lion lifetime achievement award and a Tim Burton Day at the 64th annual Venice International Film Festival in the fall, organizers said Wednesday.
Burton, whose credits include Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, will celebrate his 49th birthday four days before the festival's Aug. 29 start.
Tim Burton Day will take place Sept. 5 and include a special "surprise offering," festival organizers said.
"Tim Burton is a cinematic genius, the most imaginative child of the new age of cinema," Venice artistic director Marco Muller said. "He has a unique talent of being able to imbue his fantasies with emotional depth."
This will not be Burton's first visit to Venice. The festival hosted the international premiere of Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 1994 and the world premiere of his Oscar-nominated Corpse Bride in 2005. »
- Hey everybody, this is Jameson. Over the next couple of days I will be wrapping up the last of my Sundace coverage. First up we have director Andrew Currie’s Fido, which screened at Sundance as part of the Park City at Midnight program. Fido is set in the idyllic suburban town of Willard, frozen in the style and sensibilities of 1950’s America, and overrun with zombies – but relax, the walking dead have been domesticated thanks to a nifty zombie-control collar manufactured by the good people at ZomCom! The protagonist of the story is grade-schooler Timmy Robinson (K’Sun Ray), who’s having a rough go at it when the film opens. He’s the most unpopular kid on the block (not a single friend), his dad (Dylan Baker -- The Matador) is suffering from some serious mental issues (residual post-traumatic shell-shock from the Zombie Wars), and »
4 items from 2007
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners