Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
29 Sep 2016
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
The house where the children live is an actual house. It’s called “Torenhof” and can be found near Antwerp, Belgium.
Less Digital Effects used in the film
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”.
Inspiration for the novel
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 director Tim Burton before filming began.
Movies is based on…
Based off the very popular novel of the same name by author Ransom Riggs. He has released three books in the series. The sequel to the first book is “Hollow City”, followed by “Library of Souls”, which are both now available.
Next book of the series
Ransom Riggs is going to continue the series after Library of Souls with the same characters in a novel that is expected to arrive next fall in 2017.
According to Eva Green
This marks the second collaboration between actress Eva Green and director Tim Burton, the first being Dark Shadows (2012). Long before their first collaboration, Green stated that Burton was one of the directors she dreamed of working with.
Character of Judi Dench
Judi Dench portrays Miss Avocet, in her first collaboration with Tim Burton. Burton said of her character: “In the peculiar world, women are the protectors. Miss Avocet is the head of another peculiar school. But, much like the bird in her name, she’s a bit more of a nervous, flighty energy than Miss Peregrine”.
Character of Miss Peregrine
Tim Burton described Miss Peregrine as “a scary Mary Poppins”. She also has the ability to turn into a bird
Prop from the movie
Eva Green was very fond of the pipe, citing it as a beautiful prop combining feminine and masculine aspects of Miss Peregrine’s character. Eva since kept the pipe from the movie in her London home
Reference to earlier film of Tim Burton
In the garden of Miss Peregrines home there is a topiary of a dinosaur, a reference to one of Burtons earlier films, Edward Scissor Hands, in which the main character, Edward, cuts the shape of a dinosaur into a shrub.
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.
RT/Meta Critic Review
Entertaining and clever, Tim Burton is right at home with his latest film.(Click here to see)