Christmas is finally approaching which thought alone is enough to make me peaceful. I love lazy days staying inside watching movies and reading books. I guess everybody has a special Christmas movie, the one movie that alone can bring Christmas so close to the heart and make snow fall if not outside then in our minds. For me that movie is Edward Scissorhands. It hasn't been 'my' Christmas movie for long, perhaps just a couple of years, but now I won't call it Christmas before I've seen it at least once. Sometimes even I want to save it so I can watch it on Christmas eve or Christmas day.
Enough babbling about me, on with the movie! First off, I guess it is not your traditional Christmas movie, but I guess you knew that? Johnny Depp plays Edward (not Cullen!) who has scissors instead of hands. Although he has trouble fitting in, eventuelly he finds himself a place in the pastel/plastic community he starts to live in. There he meets lovely Winona Ryder (which we all know was Johnny's girlfriend at the time!!) who falls madly in love with him.
I think this is one of the movies that reflects Tim Burton in a more personal way. It's about a person who finds himself alone and enstranged from other people because he is different. As Edward tries to adapt to other people as to be liked, he finds out how quickly people can turn from love to hate in an instant.
She is a passenger she tells me one late afternoon. She tells me about all that she sees. She tells me about birds without wings and sharks with no teeth and she tells me how everything is reduced to a blur of color as she rushes by, thousand miles an hour. She tells me about other worlds with other people. She talks about other thoughts and other skies. She describes the worlds with great detail. She asks me what I think. I think about how she has seen so much and done so little but I don't tell her because that is not what she wants to hear.
Too late both for movie wednesday and halloween but I present to you this lovely movie anyway.
And Sleepy Hollow (1999) is indeed lovely. It is one of my favourite "scary" movies. I've always been intrigued by the story of The Headless Horseman all the way since I saw the cartoon. Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and beautiful Christina Ricci make this movie beyond magical.
To be honest, it isn't much of a scary movie, it is too funny to be that despite some macabre scenes. Depp plays Ichabod Crane, a constable/doctor who is a little too faint hearted for his profession. Especially when it comes to using it to solve murders...
If you end up watching this movie, try to guess how many times our dear Johnny faints?