Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
”Let’s shoot this fucker!” How much do I love Tim Burton’s Ed Wood? Very, very much, that’s how much!
I enjoy Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice more, but I also wouldn’t be uncomfortable calling Ed Wood his best movie. The film manages to capture the weirdness of its subject, but also the heart as well. The weirdness was never in question, but sometimes with Burton the style can overshadow the substance. Not here. Here the unironic heart is worn on its sleeve, much like Burton’s earlier Edward Scissorhands.
Ed Wood makes me wish that Burton would make a movie like this again. The closest he’s come in recent years was Big Fish, a film I am quite fond of, but that one doesn’t quite manage to trump Ed Wood for me. Maybe because Martin Landau didn’t call Boris Karloff a limey cocksucker in it.
Today’s pic has Burton hanging with Johnny Depp and Sarah Jessica Parker. Enjoy!
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Two legends go head to head in tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic!