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Mortdecai on….Twitter!

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 30, 2014

Mortdecai tweeting about clothes, women, brandy, butlers and life


Charlie Mortdecai 10734279_351846358322347_906932846813032983_n with his powerful sense of humor and sagacity is on Twitter. The most famous art dealer of all the times, created by the pen of Kyril Bonfiglioli and put on the big screen by Johnny Depp  in the role of Mortdecai  a new coming soon movie this next year is very active in the social network.

Charlie since now posted more than 111 posts and just a couple of days ago was followed by 9996 followers (including me) and he follows 9.519 people 🙂

His introduction is all a program:

I am Charlie Mortdecai tBS9M0oX_400x400. A robustly mustachioed purveyor of fine art and a lovable [sic] scoundrel with an interest in interesting things  “.

Some of his tweets I love the most for the irony.


An Italian woman emphasized the wrong syllable in the word ‘happiness’ today. I must admit, I blushed“, posted nov 24th.

Charlie has a great consideration for himself of course. He is in a way infallible and unique.
So he baptized all the months with the first letter of his last name ops, surname, Charlie, surname, true, we are in London: “Movember, I also celebrate Manuary, Mebruary, March, Mapril, May, Mune, Muly, Maugust, Meptember, Moctober, & Mecember” posted Nov 21.

A literary and well brandy post: “After a nip or two of the good brandy, I had an idea for a Dickensian spinoff series: The Marvelous Adventures of Large Tim” nov 17.

Sexy posts: “A man wore denim trousers to the opera last night. I can only assume he was blind and no one wanted to embarrass him” Nov 13.

His appetite: “The Fallen Angel himself could never have dreamt up such an unholy concoction as the notorious sour cream and onion potato chip“. Nov 7

Fashion, because Mortdecai loves of course to wearing incredibly good and expensive clothes: “A clothier in London just started making coats with a dedicated pocket for a spare cravat. How do I submit him for the Nobel Prize?” Nov 6

The desire of being young again: “A young chap mixed up Monet with Manet today… Ah, to be young“. Nov 5

Great consideration for himself: “Ah, the 5th of November. If my moustache becomes famous enough, perhaps they’ll one day burn me in effigy, too“.

History: “Today in the Colonies, children and adults partake in a grotesque charade, bringing shame to the Crown. It also happens to be Halloween“. Oct 24

Jealousy: “When one asks one’s wife how often she lunches with a certain Detective Inspector, one does not wish to hear the word “frequently.” Oct 23

Mouse, a British “tradition” : “I thought I saw a mouse in the second pantry last night. Thankfully I was mistaken. The mouse was in the THIRD pantry, which is Jock’s“.Oct 16

Sense of humor: “Wasn’t feeling well last night, so I reacquainted myself with the finest Englishman to ever exist: J. Thaddeus Toad“. Oct 13

Discovery of America:”Leave it to the Americans to devote an entire day to an Italian explorer whose navigational skills were woefully remedial” Oct 10

Ghosts: “If ghosts do not exist – as I believe to be the case – then I can only imagine a verbose raccoon has decided to disrupt my sleep as of late”.

Inspector Martland: “Martland. Hmphf! Imperious, catlike, silent, and suspicious. With a terrible taste in wine“. Oct 3

Take a deep breath. Do you smell that, friends? That’s Tweed Season approaching“. Sept 30

Good manners: “Good manners are like argyle socks. They are the key to civility“. Sep 23

If arrested: “If I am to be arrested, I always prefer it to be in public. I like having the option to make a scene if I see fit“. Sept 18

Jock the butler: “Jock, my man servant, was not here to peel my orange so I ate the whole thing. In summation: it was unpleasant“. Sep 15

Fashion: “A man with a camera asked me today who I was wearing. How could he possibly know that I anthropomorphize my clothes?” Sept 8

Dogs: “A man next to me pointed to a lady with a very large dog and said “Who’s walking who?” I gave him ten pounds for such an original witticism“. Sep 5

Motel: “Last night was my first time in a ‘motel.’ It wasn’t without it’s charms, but I would appreciate sheets with a higher thread-count than one“.Sept 2





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The Waldorf-Astoria of New York City chosen for the press conference of Into the Woods

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 29, 2014

Two photos of the wonderful scenario in the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria for the press conference of Into the Woods this past Nov 23rd


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The Waldorf-Astoria Waldorf-Astoria w-a has been the theater of the press conference of the new Disney Studios movie based on the musical written by legendary Stephen Sondheim for Broadway in 1987: Into the Woods 10388200_343271435846506_6778836146338218194_n this past November 23th.
I add two sophisticated pictures of the wonderful and stunning Waldorf-Astoria dressed in the perfect movie-style. A perfect fairy-tales-moment.

It must have been a magic moment for everyone to being there that last Sunday.


This one is a cake. Adorable!



Rob Marshall, the director, is back to the genre after Chicago a great success of public and critic, and the movie has been written by James Lapine Lapine and the same Stephen Sondheimstephen sondheim photo_Jerry Jackson  10388200_343271435846506_6778836146338218194_n


Johnny  normal_venice_2004_photocall_009 johnny_depp_20 NassauJune2005039plays the role of the Lascivious wolf 15803_346966168810366_724349844785186695_nz 10418930_347182822122034_4390819864793033550_n 532907_347182802122036_7414140093130274620_n 10487264_347182862122030_8916572642277068538_n 10435702_347182842122032_3313302319398261154_n 934802_594116557378540_8122797034347402396_n 1966890_594116580711871_6247514484343361238_n.

Johnny said recently in an interview with Details: ““I delight in the approach we took with the Big Bad Wolf, here’s a wonderful dark humor throughout“.

Talking later of the various comments regarding the new coming movies from the various protagonists, I would want in this piece to focusing on the Waldorf-Astoria.

Yes: lt’s explore the Waldorf-Astoria, where the press conference took place.

A legendary and pretty adventurous story this one of the Waldorf-Astoria .

The hotel was born from the geniality of William Waldorf Astor william 2 william 3 will 4 William Waldorf, a millionaire. It was 1897 and the hotel was located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 33rd Street. The architect was Henry Hardenbergh.
A cousin of William erected another Astoria Hotel by Waldorf’s cousin John Jacob Astor IV.
In the while John Jacob John Jacob Astor IV would have dead on the Titanic on aprill 15 1912 and the creator of the hotel William Waldorf Astor on Oct 1919 in England.

Both the founders dead the decision after a while, of selling the site. The Waldorf-Astoria in fact was becoming a bit dated and needed a good restoration.


The site was bought by the same people who would have built up The Empire State Building. The first hotel was destroyed in 1929 while the second one opened on Oct 1 1933 on Park Avenue as the tallest and largest hotel of the world. The same president of the USA welcomed the born of this new hotel.
Of course Hollywood started to be enthusiastic of this hotel and the possibility of using it as a location. The first movie produced entirely in the hotel has been: Weekend at the Waldorf Week-end at the. Filmed entirely in the hotel and partially in Los Angeles, the main protagonist was Ginger Rogers. It was a big success of public. The Waldorf-Astoria obtained at the same time more visibility where possible internationally. Conrad Hilton bought the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Oct 12 1949.
Many known people have spent some time at the Waldorf-Astoria. I love to mention Marylin Monroe marylin 2 marylin marylin 1 marylin 3 with her husband Arthur Miller .
TheWaldorf-Astoria is an icon like the Empire State Building     The Empire State Building The Empire 2 th empire 3 the empire 4   , the Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty statue of liberty 2, Broadway Broadway 1 br 2 br 3, Central Park Central Park _ Central Park 1 Central Park 2,  the Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn bridge 1 b b 2 bridge so beautiful brooklyn 5 , The Metropolitan Museummetropolitan museum NYC MET , the Rockfeller Center the rockfeller the rock 2 Rockfeller center during the Christmas' time christmas christmas 2 and ahem, the Hotel Plaza The Plaza.


So in case you will stop by to NYC, don’t forget to taking a pic close to the Waldorf-Astoria!



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Press conference Johnny Depp Into the Woods

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 26, 2014

Less than a month for the arrival on theaters of Into the Woods the Christmas Day





The movie directed by Rob Marshall has been written for the big screen by legendary Stephen Sondheim stephen sondheim photo_Jerry Jackson, creator in 1987 of this musical for Broadway 10388200_343271435846506_6778836146338218194_n, and James Lapine.



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Anna Kendrick as Cinderella

Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife

James Corden as the Baker

Chrise Pine as Cinderella’s Prince

Meryl Streep as the Witch

Lucy Punch as Lucinda

Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood

MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel







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Into the Woods TV SPOT with Johnny Depp

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 26, 2014

In Into the Woods, movie based on the Broadway musical 10388200_343271435846506_6778836146338218194_n created by legendary Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Depp  1926654_683044071737964_1073585051_n-crop plays the role of the Lascivious Wolf.


He will meet along his road Little Red Riding Hood and….

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I have a new trailer for you!







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Johnny Depp DETAILS cover shoot/2014

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 26, 2014

Johnny Depp in the monthly UK magazine: “DETAILS”


Photos taken by Mark Seliger last September in London

Enjoy them


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“Not giving a fuck a total liberation”

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 26, 2014

Johnny and the celebrations for his 30 years in the star-system in an interview with
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A lot of movies in fact will involve Johnny Depp as a protagonist or co-star these next months, starting with the Lascivious Wolf 532907_347182802122036_7414140093130274620_n 15803_346966168810366_724349844785186695_nz in the movie adaptation wanted by Disney Studios of Into the Woods, legendary Broadway musical written by Stephen Sondheim.


Great cast, the story is the one of a baker and his wife. The two can’t have any child and cursed by a witch, they will start this trip “Into the Woods” for trying to find and destroying her.


In the cast Meryl Streep as the witch 10665224_327170740789909_3120733398500960925_n.



Johnny Depp normal_venice_2004_photocall_009 explains to his new perspective of work.


First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work. Then you get to a point where you care so fucking much that it gets goddamn beleaguering, you know? But then a great thing happens. Suddenly you care enough to not give a fuck, because not giving a fuck, that’s the total liberation. Being game to try anything.”


Talking about the Lascivious 10435702_347182842122032_3313302319398261154_n wolf with the interviewer: “I delight in the approach we took with the Big Bad Wolf, here’s a wonderful dark humor throughout“.

Being a very famous movie star can be very tiring.

It’s like being a dog at the track. They expect you to live up to some race you happened to be in and won accidentally. From that first second, you’re nothing more than a commodity. They have expectations of another Pirates. It’s great if something works. Boy, that’s killer. But God, to have that as your design . . . it’s ugly, I think“.

About life

For everybody, the clock’s ticking. The main thing is whether you sit there and stare at the clock in fear of your ultimate demise—which is pointless—or you just live.”

Talking of all the rest of projects, the new Disney Alice in Wonderland: through the looking glass based on the second book written by Lewis Carroll and Black Mass based on the nonfictional book by Gerry O’Neill and Dick Lehr: Black Mass: Black Mass Book Cover whitey 4 whitey 5   Whitey Bulger, the FB.I. and a devil’s deal” Johnny said:


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Whitey Bulger has been the most infamous mobster of all the USA. During the 70s and 80s terrorized thanks to his gang and monopolized South Boston. Later he decided of…moving on, escaping from Boston for good. He was discovered in Santa Monica very recently. The sentence of the trial celebrated in 2013 was of two life-sentences. Whitey Bulger was in the top ten list of the most wanted men of all the USA. He lived in extreme tranquility hided in Santa Monica ’til Osama bin Laden was killed in a great operation involving the C.I.A. and the F.B.I.. Later “Whitey” became the first one on the top ten and extremely paranoid because obsessed by the possibility of ending up his life in a jail because someone could have talked. 2 millions of dollars in fact the money would have given as a reward.  An ex model and Miss Iceland, recent friend of the couple, once she left Santa Monica for Iceland, following the international news on the CNN discovered that the Charlie Gasko with which she loved to spare time with (in particular with the companion and sharing their passion for cats)  was realistically the infamous mobster of Boston. And she called the F.B.I.


“Whitey” Jimmy Bulger has been of great inspirations for a lot of movies and productions in the past, although this one of Black Mass is the first movie production based on the life’s reconstruction of the terrible mobster and there is to say that there is great expectation in Boston.

Johnny Depp:



No one who deemed ‘evil’ ever believes they’re evil. Bulger was incredible in terms of going zero to 90 10433842_294206544086329_1853548928510790858_n (Copy 1) in a fucking millisecond 10547671_297200410453609_4781995239279213270_n (Copy 1). And not just to coldcock a guy—bang-bang, forever. Yeah, that old hillbilly rage came in handy. It’s not all that far from the surface“.



Rob Marshall director of Into the Woods and Chicago said recently of Johnny: “He’s a character actor in a leading-man body. He disappears into these roles and brings such inventiveness to everything that he touches. He’s a great collaborator, and he was excited to work with an ensemble and not carry something himself.”



Johnny and his proverbial shyness: “I’m fuckin’ shy, man. I’m living, in a sense, like a fugitive. I don’t like to be in social situations—it’s fine for me in a weird way, having to run and hide. Less and less, I have the opportunity to observe, because I’m the one being observed.

A new Infinitum Nihil’s project is Only Rains at Night by Neal Jimenez.

I stole that off an agent’s desk, I don’t know, man, 25 years ago. And I’ve always either wanted to be in it or direct the damn thing. It’s so beautiful and strange“.

Marlon Brando  9 4  locandinapg3 1 2 3 6 one of his icons said him once: “Be careful, we only have so many faces in our pockets. I understood what he meant—and he’s right. But I’m not running out, you know?



Johnny Depp seems to lose tolerance for playing the game.

The process I love. The other stuff . . . I can deal with being a fugitive for a bit, but I don’t know how much longer a human being really wants to be that. Actors essentially have to peddle their ass to sell the movie. All the by-products or occupational hazards of the thing . At a certain point, one has to dig deep and go… Man, it is a birdsong.

The story of the Infinitum Nihil and the creation of it.

The name of the production company came to me with a smile because I just thought it’s all infinite nothing. I think it’s good to be aware of the nothingness. You’re able to just fuckin’ be and not get twirled up in all the unnecessary horseshit in life and what we consider this search for whatever the fuck we’re searching for. Fuck searching—it’s here, right now. So I love infinite, endless nothingness. And there’s some sort of arctic underpants called Infinity Zero or something. That also made me happy.”


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Charlie Mortdecai Dixit…..

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 25, 2014

Waiting for the arrival of Mortdecai on theaters, a movie with Johnny Depp normal_venice_2004_photocall_024  NassauJune2005039 22_20in the role of Charlie Mortdecaia-charlie 10734279_351846358322347_906932846813032983_n based on the novel written by Kyril Bonfiglioli completed by Craig Brown and published in 1999: The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery



a funny characterization of the sophisticated Charlie Mortdecai.

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Regarding Henry

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 22, 2014

Brenton Thwaites in talks with Disney for playing the role of Henry,  british soldier


According to The Wrap and Variety Brenton Thwaites brenton_thwaites_ 25 years, Australian, is in talks with Disney for joining the cast and crew of Pirates 5 in Australia.

Brenton Thwaites should portray the role of a British soldier called Henry.

Thwaites has previously impersonated the prince in Maleficent and recently was seen in The Giver.

Other people will probably join Johnny Depp, back in his character of Jack Sparrow in Pirates 5, will be

Javier Bardem  Bardem in the role of another villain.

This time Captain Brand, Bardem’s role will be a ghost and he will search for captain Jack because he wants to revenge the departure of his poor brother. According to Captain Brand Jack Sparrow was directly responsible for his brother’s departure.

Geoffrey Rush will return to impersonate his historical role of Captain Barbossa and being Australian we guess he will be thrilled of filming in his homeland.

Orlando Bloom should be back with a cameo


A pic of the original cast

like also Keith Richards, 07rollingstone001 the musician inspired Johnny Depp for the characterization of Jack Sparrow.

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Shootings will start this February in Australia and precisely in Queensland one of the most attractive places known and admired by the tourists of all the world.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg new directors Pirates 5, the “Kon-Tiki” filmmakers will direct Pirates 5: Dead Men Tell no Tales.

Pirates has grossed $3.7 billion worldwide and the studio knew that this project had to be a top priority.

Disney will release Pirates 5 july 2017.



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Into the Woods new video

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 22, 2014

Meryl Streep streep will talk about the movie project Into the Woods, based on the original Broadway comedy written by legendary Stephen Sondheim in 1987. Meryl Streep will give the soul at the terrible witch 10665224_327170740789909_3120733398500960925_n, while Johnny Depp will sing Hello, Little Girl.



Thank you Lory for pics

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Johnny Depp will be the Laviscious Wolf.

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Divine Rapture one of the biggest shames of Hollywood

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 22, 2014

When a production collapse leaving people in the s..t.  Story of an incredible sad adventure of a movie production



Divine Rapture had to be a successful and original movie.

It was 1995.

The movie had to be filmed in Ireland. Strong of the friendship with Johnny Depp, Don Juan was released in 1994, Marlon Brando recommended with great pleasure Johnny Depp and Debra Winger to the director of the movie.

Johnny was in one of the roles he loves the most in absolute: the one of the journalist.

This time the reporter was busy investigating potential religious miracles in Ireland a place as all we know, very catholic. The story: a lady dies but she is back to life while they’re celebrating her funeral becoming a sort of local “Saint Mary”.

Divine Rapture at first was born as a real black comedy but it became a “Hollywood Joke” of the destiny, the fatality and mainly, the powerful and devastating lack of money. This production, there is to say, devastated many people.

Actress Debra Winger the main character. Marlon Brando in the role of the priest of the little community.

John Hunt in the one of the local doctor.

Not a case there are these two important characters: the one of the doctor and the other one of the priest. Little communities in general love to curing the spirit and the health as well giving a lot of importance to the role of the doctor and the priest, characters seen at time as the most important ones of the place.

Shootings began mid-july 1995 and just for two weeks. People on the set felt a constant tension. Director Tom Eberhardt remembers that moments: “I’ve been there for two months”.

For filming the celebration of the mass were selected two churches in the county of spectacular Cork.
Local clergy didn’t give the permission to the production of filming because of the nature of the movie. Plans of the troupe were destroyed. Not only but the bishop said another strong: No! to the use of other two churches selected in a different area. Marlon Brando’s character ridiculed the clergy and the Irish catholic clergy wanted to avoid to being exposed at a ridiculous light.

The 450 citizens of Ballycotton a village located in the stunning County of Cork were electrified by the arrival in their little tiny village of Hollywood, a dimension completely unknown to them. Actors and the rest of cast and crew received a very good welcome. There is to add as well that of course the movie would have brought to them publicity, tourism and money.

Divine Rapture was written by American production designer Glenda Ganis. Producer Barry Navidi interested to this story. After reading the screenplay in 1989, Navidi searched for the sufficient money for the movie for other six years.

Marlon Brando appeared like a great luck for Navidi. Brando wanted to play the role of the priest.

The budget of the movie was of 12 millions of dollars, so not exactly what we would have called a blockbuster movie, but it seemed impossible to find this mountain of money.

Why? Navidi explained it to the Guardian in 2009: “It was a foreign movie. The American market didn’t understand the location. We had a small project, a small story, but big stars.”

CineFin decided of helping Navidi. It sounded that that company was ok although Navidi didn’t know yet that some of the people at the Cinefin were experiencing serious problems with US federal authorities.

Navidi wanted to see this movie realized and Divine Rapture became a reality. Ireland didn’t appear anymore like a distant mirage.

The little town of Ballycotton was quickly transformed in a 1950s location.

A resident of the village: “Everyone was happy”. They still didn’t obviously know what would have happened the next.

Tom Eberhardt, the director had made low budget indie films.
To him Brando was like a myth. Not anymore when the actor communicated him that he wanted to wear an orange wig. The director to The Guardian: “I stumbled in and must have been white as a sheet because they asked me if I was sick. I thought I could handle this guy, (Marlon Brando) but I wasn’t so sure.”

Debra Winger talked of the friendship between Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando: “They were definitely having a relationship that sometimes flowed over into the time in front of the camera. Johnny really looked up to Marlon and Marlon, of course, loved having an acolyte. I got the impression that the main reason Johnny had come was to work with Brando“. And I am sure that this one was his main reason being Marlon Brando an icon for Depp.

In the while panic started to become more real on the set because Cinefin still had to give some money to the production.

The first one to discover what was happening was the agent of Debra Winger: the address given to the agent by the company was just the one of a parking lot. Panic became a certainty.

Navidi to The Guardian: “I felt like I was pushed out of a plane without a parachute. We had no choice but to abandon production.”

Debra Winger felt real and strong compassionate feelings for everyone in the village. The actress explained to The Guardian five years ago: “I looked around at these people I had gotten to know. We used someone’s fishing boat every day. You don’t do this to people. I couldn’t stand the thought that this is what show business does. It was devastating for them. Not only had we not paid them for the rental of the houses and fishing boats, but they hadn’t made the money they would have made catching the fish.

Marlon Brando left as soon as possible Ireland. In total he had to receive 4 million of dollars. He received 1 million.

The investment in the village was of 4 millions of dollars but it was a catastrophe for most of people, restaurants, hotels involved with this production.

With the time villagers baptized ironically the entire story: “Divine Rupture”.

People lost money:

Local illustrator Brendan Ahern. He was hired as a lookalike of Marlon Brando. The only gratitude he received, was just the honor of shaking everyday the hand of Marlon Brando.

The story is not yet finished.

Marlon Brando the main star, when arrived lived at first a real Paradisiac situation. A mansion in that had to be paid theoretically 4.000 pounds per week by the production. Beautiful location, great house, Marlon Brando fell in love very soon for Ireland and said once enthusiastically: “I haven’t never been so happy. I am serious: how can I conquer my Irish citizenship?“.

Johnny Depp 10406537_296973293809654_7333082697670845881_nds  normal_venice_2004_photocall_026  johnny_depp_20  1 Johnny1had to work for a couple of days. As always when he appeared was photographed here and there and loved to spend time playing with his guitar and chatting with everyone in the village. Johnny in fact is a very social and loved man. Surrounded by hundreds of fans, he signed patiently a lot of autographs.


All the crew, when the production collapsed, including of course Johnny Depp were less lucky than Marlon Brando. Tom Eberhardt the director tried all his best until it appeared clear to everyone that the production needed to be closed that July after just two weeks of shootings. Seven years of work collapsed in a few days.



From the set. Thank you Lory


Producers in a statement said that the main blame was on the shoulders of the company sponsoring the movie. “We are, as all shocked by the situation and deeply saddened. We express our sincere gratitude to the residents of Ballycotton, who provided us with so much support, and we will do everything possible for compensating the effort and time of all of you “.

Sadly no money for hotels and catering. The crew occupied something like twenty rooms of the Hotel “Bay View” for a long time.

It was a great shame.

Paddy Egan provided transport to the troupe and said to the journalist of The Guardian five years ago his life after that experience changed forever.

He had lost £6,600 sterlins  with this production and later he moved his business in another town. He added to the Guardian: “I’d say some people wouldn’t talk about it because of the amount of money they lost. They’d be embarrassed. People in town were badly stung. I was lucky, but some were put out of business.

No one paid, someone started to complain: “We would have hoped in years and years of tourists thanks to this movie, because our corner of the world in great visibility.

In bad waters the owner where Marlon Brando stayed during the disgraceful production.

Marlon Brando paid the gardener, cook and two housewives.

Twenty minutes of film and Johnny Depp has never been paid.

Dear Johnny considering all, if I would be in you, I would return to that town completing the movie and eventually giving dignity to all these people ruined because of this movie 🙂 It would be great! What a dream it would be.




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