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Tim Burton's Big Fish, Fatherhood, and Storytelling

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“Have you ever heard a joke so many times you've forgotten why it's funny? And then you hear it again and suddenly it's new. You remember why you loved it in the first place.”

In the last two decades of Tim Burton's filmography, Big Fish feels like something of an outlier. Chronologically, it slots in between his 'reimaginings' of Planet Of The Apes and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, both of which are much more typical of his 21st century output. This film isn't worlds apart from his usual style, but for once, it's the substance of the story that connects with his sensibilities as a storyteller.

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