History Creator / EdWood

16th Dec '17 7:53:40 PM TheBigBopper
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->''"Ed finally became the hot Hollywood property he always wanted to be - [[{{Irony}} he only had to be dead to do it.]]"''
-->--''Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora''

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->''"Ed %%->''"Ed finally became the hot Hollywood property he always wanted to be - [[{{Irony}} he only had to be dead to do it.]]"''
-->--''Ed %%-->--''Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora''
5th Nov '17 9:43:18 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** BittersweetEnding: He managed to achieve his dream of being a famous director, and having people enjoy his films, albeit not in the way he probably would have envisioned originally. This only happened decades after his death though.

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** BittersweetEnding: He managed to achieve his dream of being a famous director, and having people enjoy his films, albeit not in the way he probably would have envisioned originally.originally, which probably wouldn't be so bad as Wood would have just been happy people enjoy his films. This only happened decades after his death though.
31st Oct '17 9:18:41 AM dlchen145
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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.]]

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Short Answer: Edward Davis Wood Jr. (1924-1978) (October 10, 1924 December 10, 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.]]
20th Oct '17 1:55:05 PM MackWylde
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* NiceGuy - By all reports.

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* NiceGuy - By all reports.reports, Ed Wood was a good-natured, optimistic, passionate sweetheart of a guy who was incredibly supportive and encouraging of the people he worked with.
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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* InsultBackfire: InsultBackfire:
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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.
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