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- Ed Wood review by Steve
This is an unlikely buddy movie starring Johnny Depp as Edward D. Wood, the famous bad director responsible for Plan 9 From Outer Space, and Martin Landau as a heroin ruined Bela Lugosi going through the final indignities of a career that peaked early.
It's an inspired idea with a wonderfully imaginative script. The two leads pull off one of the screen's most endearing odd-couple double acts; a pair of deadbeats who we are encouraged to reappraise for their love of cinema, and for their endurance.
The outstanding supporting cast of exotic outsiders and weirdoes are a dream, particularly Bill Murray's charlatan clairvoyant.
The recreation of the period is gorgeous, the black and white photography is lustrous. This is a wonderful, optimistic, feel-good film which manages to largely avoid sentimentality while delivering a fascinating and rich experience of life on the peripheries of fifties Poverty Row pictures.
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