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The Films of Johnny Depp
     

The Films of Johnny Depp

by William B. Parrill
 

ISBN-10: 0786440228

ISBN-13: 9780786440221

Pub. Date: 08/11/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Since his rise to fame in the television series 21 Jump Street in 1987 and his subsequent transition to film acting, Johnny Depp has received constant criticism for his choice of roles—at least until his popular turn in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. This book aims to reveal the ways in which Depp’s choices of film roles, though often

Overview

Since his rise to fame in the television series 21 Jump Street in 1987 and his subsequent transition to film acting, Johnny Depp has received constant criticism for his choice of roles—at least until his popular turn in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. This book aims to reveal the ways in which Depp’s choices of film roles, though often considered eccentric, allowed him to develop into the representative film actor of his time. It organizes all of Depp’s films chronologically, narrating in the process his transition from underestimated teenage pretty boy to bona fide Hollywood hotshot. Along the way, the book addresses Depp’s relationship to earlier film actors, especially to Marlon Brando and the silent comics; the influence of Depp’s androgynous sexuality on both his choice of roles and his acting; and his relationships with directors Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786440221
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

THE FILMS

1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street

Baby Face 15

1985 Private Resort

Horny Crunchies Winner 17

1985 Lady Blue, “Birds of Prey,”

TV Episode 18

1986 Platoon

Learning the Craft 19

1986 Slow Burn

Film Noir Lite 21

1987–1990 21 Jump Street:

Teenage Heartthrob 22

1989 Cry-Baby

The Rebel 42

1990 Edward Scissorhands

Cutting Edge Drama 45

1991 Freddy’s Dead: The Final

Nightmare

Opra Noodlemantra 50

1991 Into the Great Wide Open

A Music Video 51

1992 Arizona Dream

A Foreigner’s Dream 51

1993 Benny & Joon

The Silent Clown 55

1993 What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

The Caregiver 57

1994 Ed Wood

“The Worst Director of all

Time” 61

1995 Don Juan DeMarco

The Great Lover 64

1995 Dead Man

The Voyage of Life of a Stupid

White Man 68

1995 Nick of Time

Barely 76

1996 The Brave

“One Hour of Anything” 78

1996 Cannes Man

Cameo Man 83

1997 Donnie Brasco

The Gangster Lover 84

1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Gonzo Journalism 89

1998 LA Without a Map

The Ghost of Johnny Depp 99

1999 The Source

Kerouac and Company 100

1999 The Astronaut’s Wife

Inside Man 101

1999 Sleepy Hollow

Heads Will Roll 103

2000 The Ninth Gate

Rare Book Man 106

2000 Chocolat

Rowing in Eden 114

2000 The Man Who Cried

Romance on Horseback 117

2000 Before Night Falls

Bon Bon and Victor 120

2001 Blow

The Entrepreneur 124

2001 From Hell

Pipe Dreams 127

2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico

The Man with Three Arms

131

2003 Pirates of the Caribbean:

The Curse of the Black Pearl

The Pirate King 134

2003 Lost in La Mancha

The Great Storm 141

2004 Finding Neverland

The Boys of Summer 144

2004 Secret Window

Again the Double 150

2004 The Libertine

Rake Rochester 153

2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dracula on the Verge of a Sex

Change 160

2005 Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Migratory Body Parts 164

2006 Happily Ever After

Elevator Ride 166

2006 Pirates of the Caribbean:

Dead Man’s Chest

The Return of the King 167

2007 Pirates of the Caribbean:

At World’s End

Straining Credulity 169

2007 Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet

Street 173

2009 Public Enemies

Number One 182

Filmography 187

Bibliography 199

Index 205

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