History Creator / EdWood

25th Jul '17 10:44:21 AM AnotherGuy
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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Ed got excited when he got a letter about an "Ed Wood Day" in New York in which a bunch of people got together to watch a bunch of his films (presumably the same way friends would get together to watch ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' or ''Film/TheRoom''), showing the letter to friends. He was happy just to be remembered.
29th Jun '17 5:28:21 PM AnotherGuy
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* CantHoldHisLiquor: Unfortunately, not only could Wood not hold his liquor -- a bad enough trait for an alcoholic -- but he was a violent, nasty one according to his friends.
29th Jun '17 5:25:06 PM AnotherGuy
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* InsultBackfire: What the ''Golden Turkey Awards'' writers tried to do when voting Wood the Worst Director and ''Plan 9'' Worst Movie. What happened was it made cinemaphiles look back on Wood's career and begin honoring him for [[GiftedlyBad both his poor vision and his great heart]].

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What the ''Golden Turkey Awards'' writers tried to do when voting Wood the Worst Director and ''Plan 9'' Worst Movie. What happened was it made cinemaphiles look back on Wood's career and begin honoring him for [[GiftedlyBad both his poor vision and his great heart]].heart]].
** It didn't work when Wood was alive, either. According to ''Plan 9'' lead Mona [=McKinnon=]:
--->"There was a book that came out, The Count: The life and films of Bela "Dracula" Lugosi, and it said, 'Edw. D. Wood Jr., producer, director, promoter, made the worst movies in Hollywood.' And it went on and on, panning him. It took his pictures apart. Eddie just laughed. He thought that was so funny."
29th Jun '17 5:22:03 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''John Andrews:''' When they were shooting ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' up in Griffith Park, and he dug out that lagoon of a thing, for the octopus... it was cold, and Jesus, midnight, and it was stolen... Bela was drunk, and stoned, and loaded out of his mind... and HE got in the water! So, it was pretty wild times, and fun times, it was good times, making pictures. That's the only thing that counts is getting the thing on film. That's all that mattered. No matter what you have to do.
29th Jun '17 5:18:31 PM AnotherGuy
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Less than 16 years after his death, Wood's life became the subject of a biography titled ''Nightmare Of Ecstasy'', written by Rudolph Grey. It would become the basis for the 1995 film ''Film/EdWood'' by Creator/TimBurton starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Ed Wood. Deviating from the general real-life consensus of Wood, Burton's film was an affectionate portrayal of a man who tried his hardest, against all odds, to make his dreams come true. The film did not perform well at the box office, but was praised by critics, and eventually became a CultClassic. One good-natured reviewer described it as, "The story of the least successful director of all time, as told by one of the most successful directors of all time." At the 1994 Academy Awards, Martin Landau won Best Supporting Actor for his extraordinary performance as Bela Lugosi. Ed Wood's legacy as one of the worst directors will never be forgotten.

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Less than 16 years after his death, In 1991, Wood's life became the subject of a biography titled ''Nightmare Of Ecstasy'', written by Rudolph Grey. It would become the basis for the 1995 1994 film ''Film/EdWood'' by Creator/TimBurton starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Ed Wood. Deviating from the general real-life consensus of Wood, Burton's film was an affectionate portrayal of a man who tried his hardest, against all odds, to make his dreams come true. The film did not perform well at the box office, but was praised by critics, and eventually became a CultClassic. One good-natured reviewer described it as, "The story of the least successful director of all time, as told by one of the most successful directors of all time." At the 1994 Academy Awards, Martin Landau won Best Supporting Actor for his extraordinary performance as Bela Lugosi. Ed Wood's legacy as one of the worst directors will never be forgotten.
29th Jun '17 5:17:28 PM AnotherGuy
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Less than 16 years after his death, Wood's life would become the plot for the 1994 film ''Film/EdWood'' by Creator/TimBurton starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Ed Wood. Deviating from the general real-life consensus of Wood, Burton's film was an affectionate portrayal of a man who tried his hardest, against all odds, to make his dreams come true. The film did not perform well at the box office, but was praised by critics, and eventually became a CultClassic. One good-natured reviewer described it as, "The story of the least successful director of all time, as told by one of the most successful directors of all time." At the 1994 Academy Awards, Martin Landau won Best Supporting Actor for his extraordinary performance as Bela Lugosi. Ed Wood's legacy as one of the worst directors will never be forgotten.

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Less than 16 years after his death, Wood's life became the subject of a biography titled ''Nightmare Of Ecstasy'', written by Rudolph Grey. It would become the plot basis for the 1994 1995 film ''Film/EdWood'' by Creator/TimBurton starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as Ed Wood. Deviating from the general real-life consensus of Wood, Burton's film was an affectionate portrayal of a man who tried his hardest, against all odds, to make his dreams come true. The film did not perform well at the box office, but was praised by critics, and eventually became a CultClassic. One good-natured reviewer described it as, "The story of the least successful director of all time, as told by one of the most successful directors of all time." At the 1994 Academy Awards, Martin Landau won Best Supporting Actor for his extraordinary performance as Bela Lugosi. Ed Wood's legacy as one of the worst directors will never be forgotten.
28th Apr '17 7:14:20 AM MrKosta
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Short Answer: Edward Davis Wood Jr. was that rare mix of [[GiftedlyBad relentless motivation and determination combined with a complete lack of natural talent]]. He was that guy who made ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' and a bunch of other crappy movies. [[WholesomeCrossdresser He also liked to wear dresses.]]

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Short Answer: Edward Davis Wood Jr. (1924-1978) was that rare mix of [[GiftedlyBad relentless motivation and determination combined with a complete lack of natural talent]]. He was that guy who made ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' and a bunch of other crappy movies. [[WholesomeCrossdresser He also liked to wear dresses.]]
2nd Apr '17 7:53:03 AM AnotherGuy
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* LoveableSexManiac: As he said in ''The Photographer'': "I like girls, girls, girls, girls, girls! Tall ones, fat ones, skinny ones, it doesn't matter - blond hair, brunette... girls! Girls! The only problem is - there isn't enough time for them!"

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* LoveableSexManiac: As he said in ''The Photographer'': "I like girls, girls, girls, girls, girls! Tall ones, fat ones, skinny ones, it doesn't matter - blond hair, brunette...brunettes, redheads... girls! Girls! The only problem is - there isn't enough time for them!"
7th Jan '17 8:20:38 PM AnotherGuy
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* BunnyEarsLawyer - Not a bunny ears filmmaker, oh no, no, but a Bunny Ears Marine. He fought in some of the worst WWII Pacific bloodbaths and came back with a chest full of medals. And he claimed to do at least one battle while wearing women's underwear.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer - BunnyEarsLawyer: Not a bunny ears filmmaker, oh no, no, but a Bunny Ears Marine. He fought in some of the worst WWII Pacific bloodbaths and came back with a chest full of medals. And he claimed to do at least one battle while wearing women's underwear.



* GiftedlyBad - Ed is probably the best example.



* InsultBackfire - What the ''Golden Turkey Awards'' writers tried to do when voting Wood the Worst Director and ''Plan 9'' Worst Movie. What happened was it made cinemaphiles look back on Wood's career and begin honoring him for [[GiftedlyBad both his poor vision and his great heart]].

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* InsultBackfire - GiftedlyBad: Ed is probably the best filmic example.
* InsultBackfire:
What the ''Golden Turkey Awards'' writers tried to do when voting Wood the Worst Director and ''Plan 9'' Worst Movie. What happened was it made cinemaphiles look back on Wood's career and begin honoring him for [[GiftedlyBad both his poor vision and his great heart]].
7th Jan '17 8:19:13 PM AnotherGuy
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* CampStraight: Ignoring his crossdressing, Wood was flamboyant on his own, but was very much a LoveableSexManiac into women.


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* ManlyTears: Kathy Wood said she first saw him, he was crying in a bar over something, which attracted her to him, saying she had a thing for lost puppies.
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