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The films of Johnny Depp

Author: William Parrill
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book aims to reveal the ways in which Johnny Depp's choice of choices allowed him to develop. It organizes Depp's films chronologically and addresses his relationship to earlier film actors and silent comics; the influence of Depp's androgynous sexuality on his choice of roles and his acting; and his relationships with directors Gilliam and Burton"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johnny Depp; Johnny Depp; Johnny Depp; Johnny Depp
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Parrill
ISBN: 9780786440221 0786440228
OCLC Number: 318421133
Description: viii. 215 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The films. 1984 A nightmare on Elm Street : baby face --
1985 Private resort : Horny Crunchies winner --
1985 Lady blue : "Birds of prey," TV episode --
1986 Platoon : learning the craft --
1986 Slow burn : film noir lite --
1987-1990 21 Jump Street : teenage heartthrob --
1989 Cry-baby : the rebel --
1990 Edward Scissorhands : cutting edge drama --
1991 Freddy's dead : the final nightmare : opra noodlemantra --
1991 Into the great wide open : a music video --
Arizona dream : a foreigner's dream --
1993 Benny & Joon : the silent clown --
1993 What's eating Gilbert Grape : the caregiver --
1994 Ed Wood : "the worst director of all time" --
1995 Don Juan DeMarco : the great lover --
1995 Dead man : the voyage of life of a stupid white man --
1995 Nick of time : barely --
1996 The brave : "one hour of anything" --
1996 Cannes man : cameo man --
1997 Donnie Brasco : the gangster lover --
1998 Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : gonzo journalism --
1998 LA without a map : the ghost of Johnny Depp --
1999 The source : Kerouac and company --
1999 The astronaut's wife : inside man --
1999 Sleepy Hollow : heads will roll --
2000 The ninth gate : rare book man --
2000 Chocolat : rowing in Eden --
2000 The man who cried : romance on horseback --
2000 Before night falls : Bon Bon and Victor --
2001 Blow : the entrepreneur --
2001 From hell : pipe dreams --
2003 Once upon a time in Mexico : the man with three arms --
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean : the curse of the Black Pearl : the pirate king --
2003 Lost in La Mancha : the great storm --
2004 Finding Neverland : the boys of summer --
2004 Secret window : again the double --
2004 The libertine : rake Rochester --
2005 Charlie and the chocolate factory : Dracula on the verge of a sex change --
2005 Tim Burton's Corpse bride : migratory body parts --
2006 Happily ever after : elevator ride --
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean : dead man's chest : the return of the king --
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean : at world's end : straining credulity --
2007 Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet Street --
2009 Public enemies : number one.
Responsibility: William B. Parrill.

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Intends to reveal the ways in which Johnny Depp's choices of film roles, though often considered eccentric, allowed him to develop into the representative film actor of his time. This book organizes  Read more...

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"deserves ongoing recommendation...definitive...a powerful tribute"--Midwest Book Review; "informative and entertaining for both film scholars and enthusiasts"--ARBA; "Parrill's prose is witty and Read more...

 
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