"Really, I could come out in a light-blue leisure suit and it still wouldn't change people's take on you. We all have our moments of depression or darkness but it's not like I'm hanging out in a cave."Burton then flicked his cape in a Lugosi-esque gesture and disappeared into the night as a Danny Elfman score plodded methodically underneath.
Sorry Tim, but when you put out films like The Corpse bride, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Batman and Edward Sissorhands; one of your heros is Vincent Price; and you are madly in love with Helena Bonham Carter - who usually looks like death warmed over - you are sadly leaving yourself wide open to get a following by the eye-liner, velvet and fishnet crowd whether you like it or not.
And if you ever did start wearing light-blue leisure suits, our guess is that it would just become the hottest selling fashions at Hot Topic.