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Vincent (1982)

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

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Tim Burton

Writer:

Tim Burton
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Vincent Price ... Narrator (voice)
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Vincent Malloy, a polite 7-year-old boy and a fervent Vincent Price aficionado, has only one dream: to become like his idol. With this in mind and with the help of his unrestrained imagination, young Vincent relives his favourite actor's movies and stories, performing strange experiments in the likes of Edgar Allan Poe's tales. However, much to the boy's irritation, somehow, his mother always manages to get in the way. Poor Vincent, no one understands you. Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1 October 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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The Dog's Frankenstein Monster-like make-up is seen later in Frankenweenie (1984). See more »

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Narrator: Vincent Malloy is seven years old, / He's always polite and does what he's told. / For a boy his age he's considerate and nice, / But he wants to be just like Vincent Price. / He doesn't mind living with his sister, dog and cats, / Though he'd rather share a home with spiders and bats. / There he could reflect on the horrors he's invented, / And wander dark hallways alone and tormented. / Vincent is nice when his aunt comes to see him, / But imagines dipping her in wax for his wax museum. / He ...
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References Repulsion (1965) See more »

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Beautiful, creepy, haunting, sad. A masterpiece.
5 February 2002 | by fjhuerta-2See all my reviews

A six minute classic of a movie. So powerful in its detail, so intensely autobiographic, so deliciously expressionist. On par with the best German silent movie classics.

It'd be hard to describe this movie without giving it away. Suffice to say, it's Burton's most powerful, shortest, and (maybe) best movie ever. I watched it with no expectations whatsoever, and came away very impressed.

I gave it a "10" because it truly shows the power and magic of the movies. It's message and medium beauty all rolled into one. Superb.


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