R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of support.
In order to imitate Bela Lugosi's voice and mannerisms, Martin Landau watched approximately 35 Lugosi movies, and purchased Hungarian language tapes. With the latter, he would "literally practice the language and see where the tongue would go." When Hungarian-born director Peter Medak... ...
Edward D. Wood, Jr.:
Say, let's get married.
Kathy O'Hara: Huh?
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Right now. Let's go to Vegas.
Kathy O'Hara: But, Eddie, it's pouring and the car top is stuck.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.: Phooey. It's only a five hour drive and it'll probably stop by the time we get to the desert. Heck, it'll probably stop by the time we get ...
When Bela's morphine addiction becomes apparent, he starts rolling down and buttoning his sleeves so he can put his coat on. He only rolls down the right cuff. The next time the camera is on him, his left sleeve is rolled down, buttoned, and his coat is on. There was not enough time between to accomplish this task.
Immediately preceding the final credits, the film features a "What Ever Happened To" and/or "Where They Are Now" sequence about Edward D. Wood Jr., Kathy Wood, Bela Lugosi, John Breckinridge, Dolores Fuller, Tor Johnson, Maila Nurmi, Paul Marco' , Conrad Brooks, Tom Mason, and Criswell. The commentaries include such statements as: "Bela Lugosi never rose from the grave, but after appearing in 103 films, he is more famous than ever. Today, his movie memorabilia outsells Boris Karloff's by a substantial margin" and "Dolores Fuller, after leaving Ed, went on to a successful songwriting career. Her compositions include the Elvis Presley hits 'Rock-a-Hula Baby' and 'Do the Clam.'"
$1,900,000 (USA) (2 October 1994)
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