I never really analyze that too much. I think there’s a connection with people, and it’s not an intellectual decision. We have shared similar tastes in things, in movies and certain weird, lower suburbia upbringings. I don’t know, exactly, but I think that there’s kind of a connection in many different ways" — Tim Burton about his relationship with Johnny Depp
I have a problem when people say something’s real or not real, or normal or abnormal. The meaning of those words for me is very personal and subjective. I’ve always been confused and never had a clearcut understanding of the meaning of those kinds of words.“
Ed Wood (1994) by Tim Burton - Lisa Marie as Vampira wearing a long black dress with plunging neckline, octopus-like tentacled sleeves and chinched waist.
The iconic Vampira dress was inspired to Morticia Addams’: Maila Nurmi attended choreographer Lester Horton’s annual Bal Caribe Masquerade in a costume inspired by the Addams’ character. This caught the attention of television producer Hunt Stromberg, Jr., who wanted to hire her to host horror movies on the Los Angeles television station KABC-TV.
The costumes of the Burton film were designed by Colleen Atwood.