Friday, March 5, 2010

Photo of the Week, More About the LAPD Exhibit, and Tim Burton and "The Fearless Vampire Killers"

Here is the photo of the week:

A great photo of Sharon in a blue sweater.

More about the LAPD Exhibit here....

Comments not only from Debra but also Jay Sebring's nephew, Anthony DiMaria appear here:

Here is the segment from "Inside Edition" if you haven't already seen it:

Here is a nice review of "The Fearless Vampire Killers" (Well she enjoyed it for the most part):

Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.

And Tim Burton and Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers"?

Yes, it is apparently one of his favorite films and when you see a Burton film it does remind one of that sort of fairy tale world that Polanski created. 

His inspirations, says Burton, were horror movies of the 1950s and '60s -- including Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers" (1967) and Mario Bava's "Black Sunday" (1960).

"Those are the kinds of movies that fed my soul," he says.

The above comes from:

Apparently, Burton even went so far as to have the stars from his film "Sleepy Hollow", which included Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, to watch "The Fearless Vampire Killers" for reference.  Here is were I found this:

As a frame of reference, Burton encouraged his team to watch films like Mario Bava's "Black Sunday," Roman Polanski's "The Fearless Vampire Killers" and Hammer horror films.

"They're beautiful, those movies. They really have an art to them and those are my favorite kind of movies," says Burton.

It is interesting to note that with Depp as Ichabod in "Sleepy Hollow" the actor is subtly over-the-top in a performance reminiscent of the character Polanski plays in "The Fearless Vampire Killers." Ichabod Crane stumbles through with his investigation, relying on his "scientific method" to help in his hunt for the headless killer.  Not unlike Professor Abronsius and Alfred (Polanski) bumbling through their own capers trying to find vampires.

Tim Burton's latest outing "Alice in Wonderland" is now playing in theaters.

1 comment:

  1. Great finds, Mike! My Mom requested that I go see "Alice In Wonderland" tomorrow with her. I love Tim Burton films and now see FVK's influence over "Sleepy Hollow".

    Hope you are starting to feel better.