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Tall tales, taller giants: Behind the scenes of First Stage's "Big Fish"

Published May 6, 2015

2003's "Big Fish" is a sweet and delightful - and not just because it's one of the few times this side of the millennium you could honestly say, "I enjoyed a Tim Burton movie." Now First Stage will attempt to bring Burton's signature oddball visuals and "Big Fish" author Daniel Wallace's imagination-rich book to live, musical life on stage. In charge is director Jeff Whiting, who chatted with us about bringing tall tales - and taller giants - to life.


They're a big deal: Five great movie giants

Published Feb. 27, 2013

Hollywood actors and actresses always seem larger than life on the big screen. But then there are these actual cinematic giants. Some of them are the work of special effects while others are simply the result of incredible genetics. In honor of "Jack the Giant Slayer," here are five movie giants that put the big in big screen.


Resurrected "Frankenweenie" brings Burton's career back to life

Published Oct. 5, 2012

After weathering the hits and misses of Tim Burton's more recent work, fans saw a promising break in the clouds when the full-length adaptation of "Frankenweenie" was announced. The black-and-white short that originally got him fired from Disney has, ironically, come full circle - not only does this spooky stop-motion tale reunite Burton with the kid-friendly studio, it has zapped new life into a career that was gasping for air.


The five best of Tim Burton

Published Oct. 3, 2012

I didn't have many nice things to say back when Tim Burton released "Dark Shadows," but considering "Frankenweenie" is coming out this weekend, I'm thinking we start fresh. As a sign of good will, here are five Tim Burton movies that give merit to the director's reputation of quality and creativity.

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