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Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

US 90m, Colour
Director: Tim Burton: Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger, Judd Omen

Pee-wee-s-Big-AdventureAs an unlikely stepping stone to Batman (1989), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure was Tim Burton’s first feature-length film which helped establish his sense of style and eccentric talent for art direction. Starring Paul Ruebens, who reprises his television character Pee-Wee Herman for the big screen, Big Adventure is the story of a young man’s country-wide search for his stolen bicycle. Although the film is composed of little more than a series of gags which are loosely tied together by the simple plot, it serves as a wonderful vehicle for Burton and Reubens’ eccentric talents which are set to Danny Elfman’s delightfully playful score. Pee-Wee’s life-saving bar-top dance to “Tequila”, may not only win the respect of bikers, but remains one of the funniest moments in film (Klaus Ming December 2010).

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This entry was posted on 12/14/2010 by in 1980s, All, Unlisted and tagged .
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