Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ed Wood



YearCountry Feature

Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Bill Murray, Lisa Marie, Juliet Landau and Vincent D'Onofrio
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, based on the book Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr. by Rudolph Grey

Synopsis:
The life of cult filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr., eccentric artist, loyal friend to aging horror icon Bela Lugosi, cross-dresser and, most infamously, the worst movie director of all time.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 83 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 70% / Audience: 8.6%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Landau) and Makeup.
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Awards for Best Actor (Landau) and Music.
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Landau) and Makeup/Hair.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (Landau); also nominated for Best Picture - Comedy/Musical and Actor - Comedy/Musical (Depp).
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Landau), Cinematography and Music.
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Landau) and Cinematography.
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Landau) and Cinematography.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Landau).
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Casting Call: Debra Winger.
  • Bill Murray plays Bunny Breckinridge, the openly gay actor and drag queen best known for his only film appearance, as "The Ruler" in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space.
  • Johnny Depp has said that his characterization of Edward D. Wood Jr. was a mixture of "the blind optimism of Ronald Reagan, the enthusiasm of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz and Casey Kasem."
  • Co-stars Martin Landau and Juliet Landau are father and daughter.
  • Original Plan 9 from Outer Space cast members Gregory Walcott and Conrad Brooks have cameos. 
  • Ed Wood cost more to produce than all of Ed Wood's films put together.
  • Martin Landau's Academy Award win for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi marked the first time in Oscar history that an actor won for playing an actual movie star.

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