I recently came to the conclusion that Johnny Depp and I could have
been separated at birth. Every time I look in the mirror, I see
Johnny. Someone please help me. I really do think I'm morphing into
him. Since he's been on my mind, as well as in my mirror, I've been
watching some of my favorite Depp movies. Here are two of his lesser
known films I've watched this past week.
If you are a fan of Depp, Dead Man, 1995, is not one to be missed.Filmed in luminous black and white, it is the story of a timid
accountant, William Blake, played by Depp, who travels west with
the promise of a job. A few other notable actors in the film are
Gabriel Bryne, Robert Mitchum, Crispin Glover and Iggy Pop.
There's a slow, poetic quality to this film. It deals with the themes
of friendship and death, complete with a fabulous moody musical
score. This is like no other western you've seen. It's artistic. It's
The Ninth Gate, 1999, is a fun little quirky film by Roman Polanski,
in which Depp portrays Dean Corso, a rare book dealer, who is
hired to locate the last remaining copies of The Ninth Gate, an
ancient demonic manuscript that supposedly can summon the devil.
If you are looking for an action film, this is not it. There are no bloody
special effects in this slow moving, bookish film. It actually moves
along quite gracefully. I think you'll like it.
I appreciate all of you who participated in the lively discussion on"comments" last night and today. You always inspire me with your
insightful, thoughtful comments and come together to make this a
great blogging community. Thank you. You're the best.