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Directed by Tim Burton only:

1. Big Fish

2. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure

3. Batman

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4. Corpse Bride

5. Sleepy Hollow

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

7. Batman Returns

8. Sweeney Todd

9. Planet of the Apes

10. Mars Attacks!

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“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”

-Dorothy Parker

Reflection on Haiku.

Haiku and metaphor originate in situations that bring two aspects of consciousness together simultaneously as a comparison or more basic juxtaposition. One aspect is a sensory image, the other is a series of images that has mellowed into a concept or an idea stored in memory. The conscious mind addresses both aspects as a unified situation having a concrete sensory and an abstract cognitive part, the two parts binding in a moment of emotional comprehension which joins them, perhaps for the first time.


Too, haiku and metaphor have an additional dimension involving words and phrases representing the experiential situation as a disciplined language event. The experience of emotional understanding is given linguistic form, and the entire ensemble of sensory image, idea, emotional insight, and specific language is referred to as a haiku or metaphor.

a tethered horse

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in both stirrups

-Yosa Buson

Our writer adds:

What’s the situation here? The rider has dismounted and is not minding his steed, staying overlong at the tavern, perhaps, or the whorehouse. He is inferred but not even mentioned, so we enter the consciousness of the horse. How does it feel to be left out in the cold?

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