History Film / EdWood

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....]]" ]]"
14th Sep '15 2:42:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* HypocriticalHumor: Before Bela arrives to shoot ''Glen or Glenda'', Wood tells the rest of the team to try not to be star-struck and just treat him like a normal guy. Once Bela actually enters, Ed gleefully shouts his name and races over.

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Before Bela arrives to shoot ''Glen or Glenda'', Wood tells the rest of the team to try not to be star-struck and just treat him like a normal guy. Once Bela actually enters, Ed gleefully shouts his name and races over.
6th Sep '15 12:40:08 PM toonman2
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** The supreme irony, of course, being the critical acclaim heaped on the cast, most notably Martin Landau who would win the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for playing Bela Lugosi - an honor the real Lugosi, never mind anyone else associated with Ed Wood's films in the 1950s - never attained.
6th Sep '15 12:38:02 PM toonman2
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: On the scene when Loretta wants Ed to choose a dress, he can'd 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'd 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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** [[TruthInTelevision Truth in Film]] as transvestism is not necessarily related to homosexuality, a point Wood in real life tried to get across in ''Glen or Glenda''.


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* MsFanservice: Lisa Marie as Vampira. Somewhat invoked in-movie by Bela's reaction to seeing her on TV.


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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Wood's ersatz family of actors and crew become this as they go to sometimes ridiculous lengths to get their movies made, whether it's undertaking a group baptism or even going on a stealth mission at night to steal a prop octopus.
24th Aug '15 12:16:27 PM TrustBen
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Dolores Fuller comes off the worst in the movie. In real life, she lived with Ed out of wedlock (scandalous even in Hollywood back in the 50's) and adored Bela Lugosi (she was of Hungarian descent herself), cooking him goulash the way he liked it. She only left Ed because his alcoholism and transvestism were obviously not going to get better and wound up with a more successful entertainment career than the rest of his posse.



** Dolores Fuller comes off the worst in the movie. In real life, she lived with Ed out of wedlock (scandalous even in Hollywood back in the 50's) and adored Bela Lugosi (she was of Hungarian descent herself), cooking him goulash the way he liked it. She only left Ed because his alcoholism and transvestism were obviously not going to get better and wound up with a more successful entertainment career than the rest of his posse.
21st Aug '15 11:07:03 AM AnotherGuy
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* UncomfortableElevatorMoment: Ed listening to Bela fixing himself a heroin snack in his kitchen.
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