Ed Wood

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Rises above anything Wood Ever Directed

Sep 24, 2000
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Pros:Fascinating story, beautifully photographed, well acted

Cons:Rated R for some unfathomable reason

Tim Burton is one of my favorite directors. There's a number of his films out on video, but if you haven't seen "Ed Wood" that's the one you want to rent first.

"Ed Wood" tells the amazing true-life story of legendary awful filmmaker Edward D. Wood, Jr. Wood is probably most famous for the camp classic "Plan 9 From Outer Space", which has been called the worst film of all time (it really isn't, though).

Johnny Depp stars as Wood and Martin Landau took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of creepy old Bela Lugosi. Wood befriended Lugosi late in his career when no one would hire him. If you're not already familiar with the Wood story I won't give away a lot of juicy little details because a lot of the fun is in discovering them for yourselves.

Shot in beautiful black and white (why did anyone ever think it was okay to colorize movies?), "Ed Wood" is, I believe, a great film. Burton stops short of detailing Wood's alcoholism and subsequent downward spiral into cheapo pornography; the biography (if you can call it that) is an extremely romanticized view of the man's life. It's Ed Wood as Tim Burton wants to see him, positive and ever hopeful, infectiously enthusiastic.

I loved this movie so much I even went out and bought the book it was based on, "Nightmare of Ecstasy". I had to after I saw this John Waters quote on the back cover: "I stayed up all night reading it with my mouth hanging open."




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