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A young Tim Burton alongside idol Vincent Price.

In 1990, during the filming of Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton asked actor Vincent Price (who Burton had idolised since childhood, and who subsequently was given a role in Edward Scissorhands and various other Burton productions) if he would be interested in starring in an independent documentary on Price's life. Price agreed, and the self-financed black-and-white documentary was shot over 3 days in April 1990 at the Vincent Price Gallery in East Los Angeles College, under the working title Conversations With Vincent.

Production on the documentary halted in 1992, when Burton went to work Batman Returns and was pushed back even further following Price's untimely death in 1993. Burton announced in December 1994 that he had returned to producing the documentary, under the new title A Visit with Vincent, quoted as having a run time of 1 hour. In the end, however, the project was once again shelved (this time indefinitely), still unfinished. It is alleged that Burton decided that the project too personal in nature for him to ever release it and as such, it remains unseen to this day.

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