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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4. "Beetlejuice" (Production Designer: Bo Welch)
Burton's first big dive into the aesthetic that would define him is probably still his most affected work (for all the right reasons), courtesy of longtime collaborator Bo Welch. "Beetlejuice"'s identity is its design, which is itself woven into the fabric of the narrative. Whether it's Delia Deetz's extreme modern artwork strewn across the house, an underworld bursting with imagination or a scale town model that eventually plays a role as a setting itself, the film is alive with art direction in exciting ways.