Monday, December 17, 2007

The many faces of Johnny Depp...

One the first movies I watched where I really noticed Johnny Depp was when he played "Edward Scissorhands" in the movie with the same title. Depp seems to alternate playing characters such as Edward who are dark and slightly disturbing with those who are more charismatic such as his role as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. You have the scene where Edward is cutting the bushes with abandon and it's eerie yet at the same time in part due to the musical score by Danny Elfman when you then contrast that to the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow who in a swordfight scene with Will Turner in the blacksmith shop clangs their swords in battle in time with the music which also adds to the alternating humor and intensity of their fight. In Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp plays somewhat of a villain, yet one with a good heart.

In his latest movie, Sweeney Todd, he plays a dark character this time even more disturbing than Edward Scissorhands, with much more murder than in both of the other two movies and more of a true villain than in Pirates of the Caribbean. To view the trailer and to learn more about this latest movie you can visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site. The movie is being talked about quite a bit on the internet, to the point where there is a way to visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace to be able to get even more information on the movie and perhaps have Sweeney Todd as your "friend".

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