Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Johnny Depp: 2012 Staring Contest Champion


Did you notice Johnny Depp blinking in DARK SHADOWS? Well, you shouldn't have, because the 2012 production went to great lengths to remove casual human elements from the character of Barnabas Collins.

In a feature posted today at Cracked titled "7 Famous Movies That Got Tiny Details Absolutely Perfect," they discuss some of the (totally unnecessary) steps taken to make Depp's presence  in DARK SHADOWS subtly supernatural:
"But the craziest part of this movie wasn't just that they gave Depp supernatural sexual magnetism while making him look like a 14-year-old who's sweated off most of his juggalo makeup; it was that they digitally removed every one of his blinks and reflections from the whole movie."
I don't know how much money was spent to create an effect that nobody cared about. It might have been used to hire a real screenwriter, though.

Via.

2 comments:

Cousin Barnabas said...

Utter schlocky garbage. Unwatchable. An insult to the REAL Dark Shadows.

Cousin Barnabas said...

And that's the problem with the movie in a nutshell. Barnabas was popular because the audience could relate to him, despite being a vampire. Burton turned everyone into a freak.

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