Portrait Edward Scissorhands

Edward (Johnny Depp), the hero of Tim Burton’s whimsical and haunting modern fairy tale Edward Scissorhands, is a shy, spectral boy with a beautiful powder-white face, a shock of black hair, and, where each of his hands should be, a complicated array of two-foot-long scissor blades — one set of shears for each ”finger” — that seem both organic and mechanical. He’s joined to those treacherous steel appendages (they really are his hands), but they’re also the one part of him that isn’t quite human.