Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tim Burton’s HOUDINI

A Houdini movie directed by Tim Burton? Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? Well, it exists!

Of course, this Tim Burton’s HOUDINI was a short film he shot in grade school instead of "reading the book", as he explained last year on the South Bank Show. (The "book" appears to be Christopher's Houdini The Untold Story.)

Click below to see a YouTube segment from the interview that includes a clip from Tim Burton’s HOUDINI. The clip starts at 0:54 seconds in.


  1. I saw the entire Tim Burton "Houdini: The Untold Story" silent flick (and lots of other hilarious early Burton home movie projects) on display at the Tim Burton retrospective running 5/29/2011 through 10/31/2011 at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA). The entire Burton Houdini movie shows the railroad stunt as well as an underwater escape at an outdoor pool. As a big Houdini and Burton fan, this was fun to watch.

    Ross H.

  2. Oh, wow, I hadn't heard about this retrospective. Thank you, Ross. I will post something up about this and also go check it out.