Burton’s Best


New York%26#8217;s Museum of Modern Art showcases a talent whose unique vision transcends painting or sculpture, and whose canvas is truly cinematic: master filmmaker Tim Burton. This exhibition propels a film career from the cineplex to the white cube, in a sweeping study that encompasses the museum%26#8217;s lobby and a special third-floor exhibitions gallery. This issue of PaperCity winks at Burton%26#8217;s newest movie, Alice in Wonderland, but Burton%26#8217;s entire oeuvre to date will be screened over the five-month run of the show,%26nbsp;including the early short Vincent (1982), his first full-length feature Pee-Wee%26#8217;s Big Adventure (1985), the deliciously gruesome Sweeney Todd (2007) and the under-known TV adaptation Hansel and Gretel (1983). But it%26#8217;s his work as a photographer and illustrator, plus the behind-the-scenes filmmaking ephemera (props, puppets, costumes and storyboards, from Edward Scissorhands to Batman Returns %26#8212;%26nbsp;700 objects in all) that museum-goers will go mad for. %26#8220;Tim Burton%26#8221; (through April 26, 2010), at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., New York, 212.708.9400; moma.org. Catherine D. Anspon

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