If one intends to trace the origin of the concept of eccentric and investigate their fields of application you will discover, for example, that it is an adjective that allows you to name the subject who owns a weird or extravagant character or personality . This exposes the idea that there is a behavior that is considered normal and that, with some variations, is shared by the members of a society .
What is eccentric changes depending on the culture . For example: if a man who lives in Chile goes outside wearing a skirt, he will be qualified as eccentric. Instead, a man can wear such a garment in Scotland without that clothing attracting attention.
This means that the same behavior can be eccentric for certain sectors or social groups but normal in another community . The members of several aboriginal ethnic groups usually paint their faces and live almost naked. In any western city, on the other hand, a person who transits with the face painted in an unconventional way or who barely sees a loincloth will be considered eccentric (this custom is not part of the most common).
The eccentricity It can also be applied to the field of gastronomy. Certain traditional meals of a nation They will be eccentric outside their limits. Mate, a very popular infusion in Argentina and Uruguay, is a rare thing for Europeans, who even confuse the herb with some type of drug.
For the mechanics On the other hand, an eccentric element is one that can revolve around a point that does not constitute its center . This feature makes it convert continuous circular displacement into an alternative rectilinear movement.
In the geometry , the eccentric is everything that is outside the center or has a different center than the one observed.
Eccentric faces in the cinema
In the cinema there are several directors who are known for their style extravagant; Some of them are Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Tim Burton. All of them are characterized by having led a life different from that of any "normal" person, which is reflected in their creations. In the case of Burton he is passionate about dark works and with Gothic dyes. In addition to being a director, he is a screenwriter and illustrator, and in all his films he works not only in terms of management, but also in design.
Among the internationally famous actors, surely one of the male names that we could link with this type of cinema is Johnny Depp, the main protagonist of most of Tim Burton's films.
Among the performances that Depp has starred in are those of a man whose hands end up in two large pruning shears ("The man scissor hands"), which is discovered a forgotten mansion and rescued from his silence To live in society. There, the young man tries to show that everyone can accept the things that happen to them and yet achieve some degree of happiness.
In addition, he has recently starred in the movie "Dark Shadows." Her role is that of Barnabas Collins, a vampire who wakes up after hundreds of years and tries to recover her family's fortune, illegally requisitioned by an ancient witch who was then an assistant of the Collins family, who is also responsible for the death of Barnabas's girlfriend and her subsequent transformation.
Like these, all the roles that Depp starred in Tim Burton films have similar characteristics: dispossessed, lost men, who do not get be related normally with others, who feel misunderstood and who, in most cases, wear and have physical characteristics that further separate them from the rest of mortals.