Below are the terms that will be used to analyze about the Tim Burton’s style in his movies:
Gothic Fiction: “a genre of literature that combines both horror and romance or a scholarly article which states the earthly laws of conventional reality and the possibilities of the supernatural emphasizing the difference between horror and romance as genres which reflecting on the common ground that has been christened Gothic.” (Jerrold Hogle)
Horror: a genre of literature that is identical with the darkness, and associated with fear, mystery, and supernatural to be able to scare its readers.
Burtonesque : used to describe people, objects, actions or a kind of atmosphere/tone, which bare a resemblance in nature style to the films of acclaimed director Tim Burton. Burton’s films are encapsulated by imaginative and fantastical worlds and characters, reminiscent of the horror films, folk tales and fairytales that bare influence upon the director.
Auteur: a filmmaker whose personal influence and artistic control over a movie are so great that the filmmaker is regarded as the author of the movie.