Friday, October 07, 2011

Sleepy Hollow

The Younger Son and I let The Husband pick the movie for tonight, and he picked Sleepy Hollow, a 1999 film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp (as Ichobod Crane, a city constable sent to Sleepy Hollow to use his scientific methods to find the serial killer), Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Jeffrey Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Michael Gough, Christopher Walken (as the headless Hessian horseman) and Richard Griffiths. Christopher Lee, Martin Landau and Alun Armstrong have cameos. Danny Elfman did the score. The film cannot be said to be based on the story. The only resemblance is that they share a few names. We liked it ok, but there's not much to come back for.


Moria says that it "feels like a good film but not a great Tim Burton film". Entertainment Weekly gives it a B- and says, "the wobbly plot might not have mattered if the film's macabre visual lyricism were more startling". Senses of Cinema calls it "a visual delight". Rotten Tomatoes top critics give it 67% on the "tomatometer".

There is a "making of video". part 1/3:

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