Tim Burton has a new flick this holiday season: Big Eyes, about Margaret and Walter Keane and the paintings of saucer-eyed waifs that made them famous and later infamous. It’s fantastic.
This was at a screening and Q&A yesterday afternoon. Burton in person is sort of verbally constantly tripping over himself as he (apparently) struggles to narrow a bunch of competing ideas and tangents into something comprehensible… which he manages, and is fascinating to listen to as he talks about his work. Waltz is just the totally charming movie star.