Wesley Brittons Blog - For Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi fans only - March 19, 2019 14:36This just came in. My favorite two sentences of all time!
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Ed Wood is a American biographical comedy-drama film directed and produced by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as the eponymous cult filmmaker. The film concerns the period in Wood's life when he made his best-known films as well as his relationship with actor Bela Lugosi , played by Martin Landau. Irritated at being thought of solely as writers for family films with their work on Problem Child and its sequel , Alexander and Karaszewski struck a deal with Burton and Denise Di Novi to produce Ed Wood. Initially, Michael Lehmann was chosen to direct the project, but due to scheduling conflicts with his work on the film Airheads , he had to vacate the director's position, which was taken over by Burton. Ed Wood was originally in development at Columbia Pictures , but the studio put the film in " turnaround " over Burton's decision to shoot in black-and-white. In , Ed Wood is struggling to enter the film industry. Upon hearing of an announcement in Variety magazine that producer George Weiss is trying to purchase Christine Jorgensen 's life story , Wood wants to meet Weiss.
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Actually the photo of actor Martin Landau, portraying Lugosi with a Chihuahua in each hand, is one of the less significant distortions in the film. But it jumped out at me because the real Lugosi was a man who only had large dogs such as Dobermans and German shepherds. As one who saw Lugosi in his latter years and has often written about him, I was moved to telephone Bela Lugosi Jr. The so-called animosity between my father and Karloff existed in the publicity mills, anyway--not in real life. Then Lugosi Jr. My dad, who had a medically induced addiction to morphine, turned himself in--with no Mr.
Edward D. Wood, Jr. They say his mother, Lillian, dressed him up like a girl throughout his early childhood until people started making comments about it. Wood grew up during the Golden Age of film. As he grew up, however, his favorite genre was the Western. He and his friends would recreate scenes in those movies in the dark of night. His friends grew out of these fantasies but Ed Wood never did.