Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Story Telling - Undertaker (Funeral Director, Mortician)

Today I looked at the definition of the undertaker on Wikipedia as shown below.

A funeral director also known as a mortician or undertaker, is a professional involved in the business of funeral rites. These tasks often entail the embalming and burial or cremation of the dead, as well as the planning and arrangement of the actual funeral ceremony. Funeral directors may at times be asked to perform tasks such as dressing (in garments usually suitable for daily wear), casketing (placing the human body in the container), and cosmetizing (applying any sort of cosmetic or substance to the viewable areas of the person for the purpose of enhancing appearances).

It's a pretty morbid career choice and made me think that the character should be dark. That got me thinking about how Tim Burton tends to make dark morbid characters but he has an amazing skill in that he can still put them in a comedic setting. Well it's something to think about anyway.

Here are some of the characters from Tim Burton films.

They all have a very smart funeral director feel to them The top hat and tales dressed in black or dark colours.


  1. Something that might interest you...

    I'm going to One-A-Day it, but catch it here first...

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