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.
Early in the film, Bela Lugosi tells Ed "If you want to make out with a young lady, take her to see Dracula (1931)". Later in the film, during Ed's first date with Kathy, they ride the haunted house attraction at a fair. Dracula shows up as a dummy and as a topic of ... ...
Edward D. Wood, Jr.:
Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello.
The camera used during dialogue scenes is a Mitchell NC using a notoriously loud 'coffee-grinder' motor. Normally, for dialogue scenes, this camera would have been placed inside a sound-proof 'blimp' housing and used with a sync motor.
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.
Written and Performed by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Music
$1,900,000 (USA) (2 October 1994)
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