More views of - or before - Cambridge Film Festival 2017 (19 to 26 October)
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We need not fear that, because Edward Scissorhands (1990) is entertaining – with its sub-Lynchian palette of pastel hues for homes and clothes within which those drawn to conformity in their estate* express their minor individualism – it cannot also be an outline argument how such societies and their norms marginalize both disability and any proper understanding of what it means to identify as disabled (or LGBTQ, or as from an ethnic or religious minority, or as needing or having treatment for cancer).
Parenthood / trauma, not very covertly suggested sex, and the mixture of novelty in and fear of what isn't known are the themes that Tim Burton dwells on in Edward Scissorhands (1990).— THE AGENT APSLEY (@THEAGENTAPSLEY) December 13, 2017
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* The inhabitants of Tinsmith Circle, Carpenter's Run, Lutz, CA, are credited.
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Unless stated otherwise, all films reviewed were screened at Festival Central (Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge)