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Helena Bonham Carter talking about her relationship with Tim:

The odd couple live together in ahouse around the corner, but, despite rumours to the contrary, it boasts no secret passage between separate dwellings. “No underground tunnel,” she confirms, “though maybe we should have a bridge of sighs. Tim is sighing a lot at the moment.”

It must be tough to stop being a couple on set, I say. She rolls her eyes. “The problem is that we don’t stop. Tim sighs loudly. I say, ‘What? What? What am I doing wrong?’ Johnny looks away diplomatically, or starts dusting his razor overattentively. We’re both banned from discussing the film at home. It’s number one on the list of commandments I’ve written down.” Since they fell in love on Planet of the Apes, he has cast her in four films, including Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “After this, I wouldn’t work with him again,” she hoots, lying her socks off. Actually, her admiration for him seeps into every corner of our conversation, and, having spent 10 minutes with her, you can tell they are a good match: smart, alert and cackling with laughter at silly jokes. “Now I have Tim, Johnny and Billy all doing poo-poo jokes together. What a nightmare!”


 " asked Burton if it's more than a coincidence that over the past decade his live-action films have often revisited and reimagined existing works, be they literature (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), musicals (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), movies (Planet of the Apes) or television shows (Dark Shadows).

"Hmm. That's interesting. I don't know. I think we're all a product of our upbringing, you know, in a sense. I wasn't a very literary person. I loved movies. What you grow up with is what influences you. Whether you were a reader and there's a lot of books that you sort of want to translate to film or if it's other things that took in. I was definitely of a generation where the things I grew up watching still have impact on me. There's something about exercising that aspect of your personality or working with something that's meant a lot to you. It's just another way of processing ideas and all. So it's not really a conscious decision. I don't open up old 'TV Guides' and sit there and think, 'Hmmmm, 'Sanford & Son', that's the the movie I want to do. I watched that when I was a child...' "

  Talking about Corpse Bride ... it does have a Victorian feel, because it represents, in terms of the living world, that kind of Victorian repression. I can identify with that rigidity and society, because in Burbank [where I grew up] you had that kind of rigid structure of society where people are categorised and put into certain boxes.   

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