Q: ...how liberating has it been to utilize these new tools [green screen and CGI]?
A: I don't feel liberated yet, no, only because it's a very strange process. On a live-action, you've got actors, you've got sets and that's what I like. This is almost the opposite of that. You've got a lot of pieces and not until very late in the game do you see a finished shot. I think I've yet to see a finished shot. It's quite a scary, daunting process...This is the first time I've dealt with a lot of green screen and it drives you nuts. After a while you start to get kind of jittery and crazy.
Q: Would you do something this technically complex again?
A: ...I don't really know what the outcome's going to be. Any film you do, you just kind of finish and you wish you could spend a little bit more time on this or that...I don't even think I'm that much of a perfectionist, but it's hard to let go of anything.
I find it kind of funny that Burton is complaining so much about not being able to see the finished product when his background is in stop-motion, which takes days to produce seconds of film. But compare his reaction to green screen to George Lucas', who clearly embraced green screen and CGI with open arms. And Burton is arguably a better director. Still looking forward to the movie, if Burton doesn't go insane during the production. Then again, one might argue that would make for a better movie. Then again, one might argue Burton's already gone insane. Then again, one might argue that it's time to move on.What do you think of the new Alice in Wonderland movie? Let us know in the comments.