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Ed Wood back to product details

Stranger than Fiction
written by CZumwalt January 25, 2005 - 1:17 PM PST
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Much has been said about Tim Burton's films. Some may never forgive him for Batman Forever or the disappointing Planet of the Apes (the anticipation for that was almost as excruciating as waiting for the end), but you can't deny his ability to capture an aura. It's almost as if Burton has reanimated a lost autobiography of Edward D. Wood Jr. written and directed by the principal of the film himself. Not only does this film perfectly reminisce the camp and kitsch of a 50's era B classic, but the characters Wood surrounds himself with, are just as vintage. Landau necromantically plays Bela Lugosi to a much deserved Oscar and Lisa Marie makes an uncanny Vampira. Though I've never heard the original screen Queen of Darkness speak, the resemblance is unearthly right down to Vampira's inappreciable 17 inch waist.

Ed Wood is easier to embrace if one has viewed a few of Ed's charming pictures, especially his signature film, Plan 9 from Outer Space. If you view Ed Wood without having been subjected to Plan 9 then you will almost certainly feel implored to add it to your Greencine queue and promote it to the coveted #1 slot.


(Average 7.35)
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