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Posted on 9/20/09 11:06 AM
This movie has to be seen for anyone wanting to try their hand at art, especially cinema. It shows that as long as you have the drive and amrition to do something, achieving your dreams is possible. The heart-warming story of Edward D. Wood, Jr., who is considered one of the "worst directors of all time" (personally, I think that title belongs to Uwe Boll) as he tries to make his visions come to life no matter who or what tries to stop him. It also delves into his psyche to reveal that he was a transvestite in a time when dressing in women's clothing was misunderstood and was considered heresy by most major religions. Although Johnny Depp's performance as the titular character is outstanding, the person who steals the show has to be Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi. Landau plays Lugosi with both a subtle respectful dignity and moments of rage and depression over his decaying health and fame, his morphine addiction and his giving up on life. In short, this movie is perfect.