R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
In order to imitate Bela Lugosi's voice and mannerisms, Martin Landau watched approximately 35 Bela Lugosi movies, and purchased Hungarian language tapes. With the tapes, he would "literally practice the language and see where the tongue would go." When Hungarian-born director Peter Medak saw the film, he called Landau to praise him. Medak said that Landau's accent sounded spot-on, because, "You are not an actor trying to do a Hungarian accent, you're a character trying not to do (one)."
Why couldn't we do this in the church?
Criswell: Because Brother Tor couldn't fit in the sacred tub.
In the scene where Ed Wood meets Orson Welles, Ed asks him what he's working on. Welles takes a cigar out of his mouth with his right hand. When they cut to a frontal view of Welles, he's holding the cigar with his left hand. When they cut back to a frontal view of Wood, Welles puts the cigar in his mouth with his right hand.
In the opening credits, Johnny Depp's name appears in capital letters, followed by the title - both of them alternating in black and white, as though being illuminated by lightning - and the rest of the main cast are credited on tombstones. Supporting cast and crew names appear in white against dark, rainy sets featuring meant-to-look-low-budget effects such as a giant tentacle and flying saucers in outer space.
$1,900,000 (USA) (2 October 1994)