September is one hell of a month for observances. We already know about September 19th's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which has taken the geek world by storm over the last few years. But that's not all. There's the Hobbit Day, Respect for the Aged Day, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day. You name it. There's also some wackier ones like "Fight Procrastination Day" and "Poisoned Blackberries Day," but I don't think those are as widely-observed. To add a cinematic spin to the month of observances and celebrations, there will be Tim Burton Day on September 5th.

Cinematical has recently learned that among this year's Venice festival events, one of the highlights will be this special day. It has been created to "celebrate the presentation of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to the American director." Unfortunately, that's all the fest is saying thus far about Burton's day, although it will be in the midst of a 75-year retrospective, so maybe there will be a tie-in that way. At the very least, the day will have one big event -- the world premiere of Sweeney Todd, which we last posted about in June. While I'm sure his day will probably include talk of previous works, from his short film Vincent, to his latest, Corpse Bride, I don't know if anything will compare to the anticipation for Todd. I've seen most of Burton's work over the years, but I have to say that this one has me the antsiest. Depp, Bonham Carter, Rickman, Cohen ... how can it go wrong?
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