History Film / EdWood

24th Sep '16 6:32:07 AM NWolfman
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* {{Keet}}: Ed Wood.

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* {{Keet}}: Ed Wood. On the DVDCommentary, the writers theorize that Ed not only didn't know his movies were bad, but didn't even care. He just had so much fun making them.
12th Sep '16 1:14:19 PM NWolfman
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* AssociatedComposer: Averted. This is one of only two Creator/TimBurton films that Creator/DannyElfman did not score (the other is ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'').

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* AssociatedComposer: Averted. This is one of only two Creator/TimBurton films that Creator/DannyElfman did not score, the other being ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''. [[note]]Elfman was going through a minor CreatorBreakdown at the time, as he was attempting to juggle his exploding film scoring career while still fronting Music/OingoBoingo. He left the band shortly thereafter to score (the other is ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'').films full-time and immediately reunited with Burton for ''Film/MarsAttacks''.[[/note]]
12th Sep '16 1:09:20 PM NWolfman
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Despite being a movie about a terrible director, the film is notable for portraying Wood as a highly sympathetic character, helped immensely through Creator/JohnnyDepp's portrayal of Wood as a wide-eyed, endearingly optimistic naif. Wood's experiences also echo those of most artists, and the film depicts Wood struggling to retain his artistic vision (as myopic as it is) despite interference from various, unlikely financial backers. It also deals with Wood coming to terms with his own closet transvestism.

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Despite being a movie Often described as "the kind of biopic Ed Wood would make about a terrible director, himself," the film is notable for portraying Wood depicting cinema's most famously bad director as a highly sympathetic character, helped immensely through Creator/JohnnyDepp's portrayal of Wood as a wide-eyed, endearingly optimistic naif. Wood's experiences also echo those of most artists, and the film depicts Wood struggling to retain his artistic vision (as myopic as it is) despite interference from various, unlikely financial backers. It also deals with Wood coming to terms with his own closet transvestism.
12th Sep '16 12:47:52 PM NWolfman
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* UnbuiltTrope: Played with. Bela mentions that he's the first celebrity to publicly announce that he admitted himself to rehabilitation. However, by the time this film came out, it had become such a norm for famous people that the truncated "rehab" had officially entered the public vernacular, and there was concern that audiences wouldn't make the connection between "rehabilitation" and "rehab." They compromise by having Bela start to say "The first celebrity to me admitted to rehab-," before cutting himself off with a coughing fit.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Played with. Bela mentions that he's Lugosi ''was'' the first celebrity to publicly announce that he admitted himself to rehabilitation. However, rehabilitation, but by the time this film came out, 1994, it had become such a norm for famous people that the truncated "rehab" had officially entered the public vernacular, and there was concern that audiences wouldn't make the connection between "rehabilitation" and "rehab." They compromise by having Bela start to say "The first celebrity to me admitted to rehab-," before cutting himself off with a coughing fit.
12th Sep '16 12:46:50 PM NWolfman
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* UnbuiltTrope: Played with. Bela mentions that he's the first celebrity to publicly announce that he admitted himself to rehabilitation. However, by the time this film came out, it had become such a norm for famous people that the truncated "rehab" had officially entered the public vernacular, and there was concern that audiences wouldn't make the connection between "rehabilitation" and "rehab." They compromise by having Bela start to say "The first celebrity to me admitted to rehab-," before cutting himself off with a coughing fit.
26th Jul '16 9:07:18 AM morenohijazo
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* ColorBlindConfusion: The film has Ed being forced by Loretta to choose between a red and a green dress, but when he can't decide asks the director of photography to choose one or the other, only for him to reply that he can't tell them apart. Doubles as both a BreakingTheFourthWall joke as the movie is DeliberatelyMonochrome and a reference to Wood's real-life director of photography Bill Thompson, who was actually color blind.
22nd Jul '16 12:23:23 PM Katsuhagi
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: On the scene when Loretta wants Ed to choose a dress, he can't decide, so she says to choose which one, the red or the green. Ed asks the director of photography to choose the red or the green dress, but he says he [[DeliberatelyMonochrome can't see the colors.]] And not because the movie is in black and white, but because he's colorblind.[[note]] Bill Thompson, Ed Wood's real director of photography, actually was colorblind, and only shot films in black and white.[[/note]] The look on Wood's face is priceless.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: On the scene when Loretta wants Ed to choose a dress, he can't decide, so she says to choose which one, the red or the green. Ed asks the director of photography to choose the red or the green dress, but he says he [[DeliberatelyMonochrome can't see the colors.]] And not because the movie is in black and white, but because he's colorblind.[[ColorBlindConfusion colorblind]].[[note]] Bill Thompson, Ed Wood's real director of photography, actually was colorblind, and only shot films in black and white.[[/note]] The look on Wood's face is priceless.
9th Jun '16 7:10:58 AM AnotherGuy
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* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Dog Guy]]: Bela's "children of the night" are his many pet dogs.
10th Apr '16 2:48:53 PM OlfinBedwere
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* AdaptedOut: The movie makes no mention of Alex Gordon, who co-wrote ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' with Wood. Nor does it mention ''Film/{{Jailbait}}'', a thriller also co-written with Gordon that Wood made between ''Film/GlenOrGlenda'' and ''Bride of the Monster'' and was also the film debut of the late Steve Reeves, the ruggedly handsome champion bodybuilder who went on to become a B-movie cult icon thanks to his portrayal of the mythical demigod hero Hercules in ''Hercules'' and ''Hercules Unchained'' (which helped kick off the sword and sandal boom in Italy in the late 50s and early 60s).

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* AdaptedOut: The movie makes no mention of Alex Gordon, who co-wrote ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' with Wood. Nor does it mention ''Film/{{Jailbait}}'', a thriller also co-written with Gordon that Wood made between ''Film/GlenOrGlenda'' and ''Bride of the Monster'' and was also the film debut of the late Steve Reeves, the ruggedly handsome champion bodybuilder who went on to become a B-movie cult icon thanks to his portrayal of the mythical demigod hero Hercules in ''Hercules'' and ''Hercules Unchained'' (which helped kick off the sword and sandal boom in Italy in the late 50s and early 60s). Wood's first wife, Norma [=McCarty=] (who he was actually married to during filming of ''Plan 9 from Outer Space'') did appear in earlier drafts of the script, but her subplot was cut from the final version.
3rd Mar '16 2:38:11 PM erforce
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--> ''(sigh)'' "You know I turned down ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}''? ...After I did ''Film/{{Dracula}}'', the studio offered me ''Frankenstein'', but I turned it down. ''That'' wasn't "sexy" enough. [[{{Irony}} Too]] ''[[{{Irony}} degrading]]'' [[{{Irony}} for a big star like me....]]"

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--> ''(sigh)'' "You You know I turned down ''Film/{{Frankenstein}}''? ...''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''? ...After I did ''Film/{{Dracula}}'', ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'', the studio offered me ''Frankenstein'', but I turned it down. ''That'' wasn't "sexy" enough. [[{{Irony}} Too]] ''[[{{Irony}} degrading]]'' [[{{Irony}} for a big star like me....]]" ]]"
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