Tim Burton's Ode to the Unsung! Martin Landau got an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi, while Lugosi - The Real McCoy got jack-squat!!! Some great bits in this, whether they truly happened or not. This is how to do an entertaining Bio-Pic ... more of a celebration, than a cheesy "E-True Hollywood Story!" Love the Black-and-White cinematography! When Mr. Burton does smaller films like this, I get inspired!
A love letter. I just love to see Depp smile here, he is not strange creation, but he is human with passion, he is kind man, he love hardwork, help other people, except he can't make good movie. there is scene that make me do what they do(look at the picture) :))
"Home? I have no home. Hunted... despised... living like an animal. The jungle is my home! But I will show the world that I can be its master. I shall perfect my own race of people... a race of atomic supermen that will conquer the world!" Martin Landau is marvelous here.
Having watched this without seeing a Wood film may leave me at a disadvantage: I found the overly charismatic personality of Depp to mimic some of his future roles and came off as irritating. However I will note Landau's performance, the composition of the scenes (they all had a magic allure to them) and the mood created by Burton in this piece. I would like to get to know Ed Wood better and come back to this.
Ed Woods, a (real life) film director that gathered a rather large following purely because of how terrible his movies were, is used by Burton in order to explore and illustrate rather perturbing aspects that are forever present in human society. Is ignorance a source of societal attraction? Is it worth leaving a legacy that will undoubtedly be looked upon in spite for generations to come? Certainly Burton's best IMO
Basato sul vita del regista Edward D. Wood Jr. "Ed Wood" e riuscito a tenermi incantato sul proseguimento della storia di questo regista di come avesse la voglia di fare anche con un misero budget per ogni suo film, penso che Burton abbia voluto dare un vero e propio tributo a quest uomo ed e riuscito davvero bene a farlo.Un ottimo film che consiglio di vedere e di scoprire di piu su questo sfortunato regista.
The film is perfect. It moves at a fast (but perfecft) pace which the film benefits as it captures the make shift furiousity of which ed wood works at. Every shot is beautiful and mirrors the magic of cinema that ed wood is passionate about. Obviously this is achieved through perhaps depp's finest performance and burton at the peak of his powerrs. Burton's best film without a doubt 5/5.