When it came to making bad movies, Ed Wood was the best.
Ed Wood is the worst director of all times. Together with his friends they film B-movies one after another without ever becoming famous or successful. A strange black and white Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film.
This story's gonna grab people. It's about this guy, he's crazy about this girl, but he likes to wear dresses. Should he tell her? Should he not tell her? He's torn, Georgie. This is drama.
-Edward D. Wood, Jr.
This is probably my favorite Tim Burton film now. Most of his films of the last few years have been style over substance, but like I noted with Frankenweenie, he seems to be at his best when he's passionate about the subject matter. You can clearly see this is a personal film for Burton made with a lot of heart.
You can tell from the get-go that this is not a factual based biopic of Ed Wood, but rather a tribute…
Faulting this movie for whitewashing Wood's life is goofy—no one could possibly mistake its cartoonish exaggeration for a traditional biopic. Instead, it uses the broad outline of his career as the foundation for an affectionate, heartfelt paean to cockeyed optimism, with Depp as the poignant personification of drive and passion divorced from talent. Making this funny and even borderline heroic rather than cruel was no small feat, and ultimately I don't care that Lugosi was actually married for the last year of his life, or that Wood was a skirt-chasing drunk from an early age. And has there ever been such a non-judgmental portrait of tranvestism? (Even if there has, I bet it's comparatively dreary.) Stunningly beautiful, too—maybe the…
I don't like Johnny Depp. I really don't like Tim Burton. I should by all estimates have hated this film. But this ended up being one of the most pleasant film experiences I've had in a long time. Funny, charming and heart warming, this is all I could have asked from the movie. Burton actually defies all expectations in the directing department, using few cameras and very subtle flat angles to mimic the poorly made Ed Wood films. The best part of the film is how god damn pleasant it is. It never gets mean and mocks Wood for being a hack once in the entire film, a cheap move I expected almost the entire way. The cheapness of his…
My favorite Tim Burton film of all time. "Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else's dreams?"
Mystery March Challenge - Week 2
Aside from his reputation as one of the worst film makers of all time, I knew next to nothing about Ed Wood, and while I'm sure his films are terrible, his life story I found to be quite remarkable.
Most films about the art of movie making go behind big Hollywood productions, but the process of making a low budget independent film, like the one Wood makes here, are equally interesting, because it's a side of the industry we rarely get to see, and it's all the more entertaining to watch Martin Landau wrestle with a fake squid, then if it were done for a more reputable picture.
Johnny Depp is brilliantly mad as…
Το βρήκα φοβερά εμπνευσμένο και διασκεδαστικό, με όλους τους εμπλεκόμενους απόλυτα commited στο εξωφρενικό και σκανταλιάρικο ύφος της ταινίας. Κι ακόμα κ αν μετά την πρώτη ώρα και όσο πλησιάζει προς το φινάλε χάνει κάπως την ορμή που είχε το φανταστικό πρώτο μισό, καταφέρνουν να το "κρατήσουν" μέχρι τέλους. Το ότι είναι κάτι παραπάνω από quirky σινεφίλ αστειάκι και βγάζει και συναίσθημα έχει τα πάντα να κάνει με το ότι ο Μπάρτον κοιτάζει αυτήν την αδιανόητη προσωπικότητα περισσότερο ως κάποιον που ήθελε με όλο του το είναι να γίνει κομμάτι του πράγματος που αγαπούσε παθιασμένα και λιγότερο ως κάποιον με ψευδαισθήσεις μεγαλείου σε κωμικό βαθμό.
I've been meaning to watch this for quite a while, and it didn't disappoint. Now I want to go watch Plan 9 from Outer Space again.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Ed Wood > The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Ed Wood > Mystery Men
Ed Wood < Shoot the Piano Player
Ed Wood > When Harry Met Sally...
Ed Wood < Gerald McBoing Boing
Ed Wood > Ran
Ed Wood > The Sting
Ed Wood > The Dot and the Line
Ed Wood > Cat People
Ed Wood < Wrong
Ed Wood < Gerald McBoing Boing
Final ranking 549 out of 3341
Tim Burton's and Johnny Depp's finest hour.
Part 1 of my Johnny-Depp-Marathon at his 50th birthday.
The "losers" of film history never get much attention, they deserve for their passion and love to motion picture. Tim Burton devotes all of his early vigor to remind a whole new young generation of the worst director of all time: Edward D. Wood jr.
Tim Burton's unknown masterpiece is one of his more "normal" films yet is still something we will likely never see again. We all know of those big high budget biopics on presidents and kings, but Tim Burton created this humble tribute to his king, the apple of his eye. His number one inspiration, Edward D. Wood Jr. He is also known as the worst director of all time.
Like Tim Burton Ed loved the impossible. He made strange and dark films like Tim Burton. What made him so different however was how awful they were. Not to Ed though. To Ed, he saw nothing but an unbelievable passion. He loved cinema and he tried oh his very hardest to contribute…
The true story of the worst director in the world. I have a hot and cold relationship with Burton, and thankfully this is one of his I enjoy. He tackles this biopic with a quirky respect for its subject and you can't help but be fascinated by the man. However, this film is as much to do with Bela Lugosi as it is with Ed Wood, and in particular their relationship. Overall, this is a damn fine film with a damn fine supporting cast. Any real film enthusiasts should at least check it out.
This movie drives me to download all related movies that mentioned in this movie, and also all calssic movie. The colours shakes me a lot.
Finally watched this! Burton isn't exactly making them like this anymore. More of an homage to Ed Wood then an actual bio... it's brilliant.
Fast 20 Jahre hat es gedauert bis ich diesen Film endlich einmal gesehen habe. Eine verdammt lange Zeit dafür dass ich ihn schon so lange auf meiner Liste habe und ich ja eigentlich die etwas älteren Film von Burton sehr schätze.
Auch dieser Film ist da keine Ausnahme er ist eine schön und etwas augenzwinkernde Hommage an diesen Regisseur dem wohl noch weniger Talent als Uwe Boll zugeschrieben wird.
Burtons Entschluss ihn in Schwarz-Weiss zu drehen war goldrichtig und bringt den Zuschauer direkt in die Zeit von Ed Wood. Wie so oft passt dieser Look einfach perfekt.
Ob der Film aber als wirklich Biographie durchgehen kann sollen anderen entscheiden, die sich besser mit Ed Wood beschäftigt haben als ich. Bei manchen Dinge denkt man sich schon "man, war der echt so drauf oder wurde da doch ein wenig dramatisiert?" Aber dies tut dem Film keinen Abbruch denn, in meinen Augen, setzt er diesem einzigartigen Mann ein Denkmal.
My joint favourite Burton movie.