In Contention's Top 10 Best-Designed Tim Burton Productions
With 'Dark Shadows' on the way, we look at the director's penchant for art direction
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6. "Dark Shadows" (Production Designer: Rick Heinrichs)
Burton's latest is full of trademark largesse, but it's also a bubbly blend of eras that production designer Rick Heinrichs (who came up through the Burton ranks, stretching back to short film work in the early 1980s) must have relished. A 1970s aesthetic tossed onto Gothic-accented 18th Century architecture like paint splattered from a bucket is fun and fascinating with something new around every corner. The film itself? Not so much.