MoMA

“Greetings, my friends! You are interested in the unknown. The mysterious. The unexplainable. That is why you are here. And now, for the first time, we are bringing you the full story of what happened. We are giving you all the evidence based only on the secret testimony of the miserable souls who survived this terrifying ordeal. The incidents, faces. My friends, we cannot keep this a secret any longer. Can your heart stand the shocking facts of the true story of Edward D. Wood Jr.?”
(picture from:http://www.brightlightsfilm.com)

Okay, so if you have ever seen the 1994, movie of the year (at least in my mind), Ed Wood, you would know that Tim Burton is a film making genius. If you have not, then I am sure that you have watched, or at least eyed those little figures from his prior year’s film, The Nightmare Before Christmas (and please let’s forget the overly growing products that are readily available at Hot Topic, it’s a touchy subject).

I have pretty much been in love with Burton and his visions since I was about 8 years old. I remember watching Frankenweenie with the fam. So glad that I have the coolest mom ever, and those were the type of “movie night” movies that we’d watch. Later, I went to see Nightmare and just was over the moon with everything that movie had to offer, mind you I was nine when it came out. I could not get enough! Beetlejuice, Pee-Wee, Edward, that is all I wanted to watch, well and maybe some Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Clarrisa..

Luckily on our way to LA last spring, we got to stop and see the dinosaurs from Pee-Wee, Ch’en could not wait to make them his!
Okay, so anyway, right now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, they are holding a Tim Burton Collection exhibition, and it looks freakin’ amazing! These people have reconstructed lawn creatures from Edward Scissorhands, made entry ways in the shape of customary Burton drawings, and created giant blow up balloons that are about 2 stories tall in the shape of Balloon Boy.

(Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times)

They took every detail into account. for example, they were really wanting to use the original moose topiary from Edward and have that on display, but after the movie was done shooting, Tim had had it in his hard, and with the bright sunny days of SoCal, that poor little animal did not hold up so well. They put it in storage, but it has seen better days. The crew at the museum found all the original materials used, and made a new one that looks identical. Why am I not in NYC now?? And of course, when I am going it will be all gone. Oh well…Ce la vie.

Here are a few photos from Abduzeedo of the exhibition:


So if you are in New York, pop on over to MoMA and be amazed by this Burbank native and all is awesomeness. Oh, and make sure that you are wearing striped socks. You’ll feel more grounded and calm.

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