It’s always nice to the creative process from its origins to its finished product. Pre-production is cinema’s most furtive period. It’s where everything is devised and the makers hope it all comes together during the filming and editing. Here’s some fun concept art Tim Burton and his team came up with whilst putting together his vision of Wonderland. They are art pieces in themselves.
Recently, Burton had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Which goes to show his standing in the film world. I still can’t forgive him for Planet of the Apes though. I especially like the Knave of Hearts sketch that looks like a cross between Irish writer James Joyce and Beavis from Beavis and Butthead. Probably just a coincidence, but it’s uncanny!