Tuesday, July 21, 2009
the film 'ed wood' is pure as snow. it has actual facets like a gemstone: humor, tenderness, buckets of sincerity, and talent like mad. every detail of director tim burton's film about indie filmmaker (we are talking serious shoestring) ed wood is full of love. this film will never fade out of style or fall from grace. here is some priceless dialogue:
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: And cut! Print. We're moving on. That was perfect.
Ed Reynolds: Perfect? Mr. Wood, do you know anything about the art of film production?
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Well, I like to think so.
Ed Reynolds: That cardboard headstone tipped over. This graveyard is obviously phony.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It's about the big picture.
Ed Reynolds: The big picture?
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Yes.
Ed Reynolds: Then how 'bout when the policemen arrived in daylight, but now it's suddenly night?
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: What do you know? Haven't you heard of suspension of disbelief?
photo: johnny depp as 'eddie.' his performance is stuff ed's dreams were made of.