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Sunday 5 March 2017


TRIVIA: Tim Burton aimed to use as few digital effects as possible; "It was nice to shoot on location, to be connected to a place, and geography, while having people actually floating, as opposed to doing it all digitally".

The house where the children live, is an actual house. It's called "Torenhof", and can be found near Antwerp, Belgium.

Ransom Riggs' novel was partly inspired by otherworldly vintage photographs, one of them being a cover-shot of a levitating girl. The author collected these at flea markets, included them in the book, and later showed them all to Tim Burton, before filming began.

DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Tim Burton): [stop motion]: The two dolls that Enoch created, are filmed with stop-motion, something used in almost all of Tim Burton's films.

DIRECTOR CAMEO: Tim Burton: Man on amusement park ride.

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