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Heath Ledger, that fatal night and his dad’s confession

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 28, 2016

The sad end of a Hollywood’s promise and a broken dream

It seems yesterday while it happened 8 years ago. I was sat here, more or less it was this night time when I received a CNN breaking news: Heath Ledger was dead. 28 years, he was one of the biggest promises of Hollywood. This departure touched me profoundly.

He was working at Parnassus, that days, Heath Ledger a new production wanted by Terry Gilliam and in the past he worked with Matt Damon and Monica Bellucci in The Brothers Grimm my favorite Gilliam’s movie. He was in NYC. They found him dead in his apartment at SOHO.

I had seen two days before or maybe just one a pic of him smiling on the set of Parnassus. It was scaring thinking at life and death and the big connection existing between these two eternal forces.

The death cause: a mixtures of various drugs but real causes never explained. I tried to contact Terry Gilliam to London for an interview and prostrated for the pain he declined the interview. Shocked, the director constricted to re-write the script and the movie completed by Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp. No one of them received a pay. The pay for their work went to Matilda, little Heath Ledger’s daughter.

News of these days, reported from Daily Mail Australia an interview with Heath Ledger’s dad, where the poor prostrated dad admits: “It was totally his fault.”

He continued adding: “He put them in his system. You can’t blame anyone else in that situation.”

The dad of Ledger admits also how hard was to coping with this pain: “That’s hard to accept because I loved him so much and was so proud of him” said to Daily Mail Australia.

The father of Ledger affirms also that there was a final last dramatic calls between Katie and her beloved brother Heath. She asked him of not taking that painkillers associated with certain sleeping tablets that the actor was taking from a certain time.

But Heath Ledger said her he knew what he was doing.

Heath Ledger was found dead on Jan 22 2008.

 

Anna Maria Polidori

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The drama of the divorce between Johnny Depp and Heard continues

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 28, 2016

Latest news

 

People Magazine appeared with a piece today affirming that the lawyers of Johnny Depp asked to a judge to set a date for hearing Amber Heard.

The date set on Aug. 6

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Look at Johnny and Alice Cooper Meet and Greet!

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 26, 2016

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Johnny, that papers and Amber’s refusal

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 26, 2016

Privacy first of all

It still appear pretty confused and acrimonious the divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Johnny wants to sell his France estate now for 44 million of dollars, doubling the price, his house in Venice for 10 millions and something and he sold his yacht at J.K.Rowling recently.

 

In general Johnny wants to give away his old world built thanks to his success with Pirates 10400812_352822714891378_596295355008652586_n

Although it is still unknown and unclear if the urgency of selling the various estates the product of this acrimonious divorce, latest news this one: days ago Johnny produced some financial documents requested by the same team of estranged wife of Depp, Heard on a condition a confidentiality agreement put in place but the wife didn’t sign any documents.

Heard asked for spousal support.

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Johnny Depp wrote the foreword of latest Doug Stanhope book

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies, Uncategorized by Anna Maria Polidori on July 22, 2016

Johnny Depp is a big book lover and recently he wrote the foreword of the latest book written by Doug Stanhope, The book “Digging Up Mother: A Love Story” released last May 10th in the USA. Johnny Depp had previously written a foreword for Narcissa by Jonathan Shaw and other writers as well. Doug Stanhope’s latest book is autobiographical. The book tells in fact the life-story of the American comedian.

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“Whitey”, Connolly and that friendship…

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 14, 2016

The story between Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger and John Connolly

 

 

Today Moviepilot published an article on Black Mass, the movie directed by Scott Cooper with Johnny Depp as Southie Boston mobster Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger 11037470_421228974717418_3470184447073379789_n 1962778_421229191384063_7146307302137625695_n  11033763_421229168050732_1328938859024723063_n 11140331_421229011384081_4367141220804639251_n 11108859_421228314717484_6396712941294976260_n 11143339_421229144717401_5178388869574157269_n  11159466_421228898050759_8835432282606617930_n 11159546_421228794717436_8386651001964462948_n 11169829_420837981423184_3709328983864978636_n 11174818_420838021423180_1802990245398986278_n (Lory Depp girl thanks for all these pics) and other movies.

I found interesting the story about Whitey 11181839_422107524629563_434860139454374437_n Bulger and John Connolly.

The two  born both in the same neighborhood.  Once in a bar Bulger offered to John Connolly still a kid an ice-cream. That ice-cream created a sort of cement between them as also written by Kevin Cullen cullen_JPG and Shelley Murphy Cullen and Murphy reporters of the Boston Globe 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n 10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n in their book: Whitey Bulger amazon.

John Connolly started to visit Bulger’s family becoming close to Will Bulger, James Bulger’s brother, later senator and one of the most important and influential Massachusetts’ politicians.

Will Bulger stimulated John Connolly to study because according to him the teenager plenty of potentialities.

Later, John Connolly once grown up choose his path: the one to become an FBI agent.

He was back to Boston in a crucial time: mafia needed to be defeated. “Whitey” in the while back in business with the so-called “Winter Hall Gang”, created by other criminals many decades before.

Remembering their friendship, James Bulger joined his affiliates becoming another informant of the FBI.
Rifleman Flemmi the oldest informant of the FBI and someone the FBI trusted a lot.

Both Connolly and “Whitey” have always, always denied this circumstance.

Bulger called with nasty nicknames because classified as an informant of the FBI, something for the people of South Boston, unacceptable.

At first “Whitey” called for trying to help Connolly to defeat the italian mafia, much more “innocent”, in comparison to the criminal structure created by Bulger.

Impossible to believe but everyone that years, we speak of the late 70s, the beginning of the 1980s thought that it was more dangerous the italian mafia of the Angiulo of North Boston than not the criminal organization owned by Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger in South Boston.

A fight between North and South…

Bulger killed, Bulger brought wagons of drugs in South Boston. Bulger created a special cemetery for all his victims. Who knows, if for keeping them all together also in the other life. for not keeping these corpses alone and for giving to them a first grave?

Italian mafia in Boston didn’t kill and didn’t commerce drugs.
The Angiulos in certain business, that surely could interest the same “Whitey.”

It was for this reason that Bulger helped Connolly and Connolly won his battle becoming an incredibly loved agent of the FBI.

But then the situation became less clear, because “Whitey” thanks to the disappearance of the competition of the italian mafia the only Lord of Crime in South Boston and other areas.

Recently Bulger admitted that he gave bribes to the FBI for obtaining informations.

These informations brought to the death of a lot of people. Innocent ones as well.

The scandal of the cooperation of the Boston FBI with a criminal like “Whitey” Bulger still the biggest one lived by the USA.

 

Anna Maria Polidori

Orlando, Johnny and the future of Pirates 5

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music, Orlando Bloom by Anna Maria Polidori on July 14, 2016

The actors together on the set while production tries to see what will  be Pirates this time

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Johnny, Johnny, Johnny: our hero at the moment could also portray the most wonderful role of all his life, but because of these past recent and a bit “confused” years, people wouldn’t receive his message.

I am so sad because of the public’s actual choices.

A movie is not JUST Johnny  Depp. A movie is in general made by wagons of people.

900 souls worked in Queensland for Pirates 5.

900.

Without them no one, including Johnny Depp would have been in grade to perform in Australia. They created beautiful, wonderful sets, they reconstructed the old and dear atmosphere of the old times when piracy was more than a reality but a sort of life-style…

 

At the moment Disney is thinking to give the main role of Pirates 5 to another protagonists of  Pirates I am affectionate at: Orlando Bloom Mario Testino pic

Disney as reported by various online newsmagazines doesn’t want to proceed with a real sequel of Pirates but with a so-called reboot. Orlando Bloom, after all, anticipated it during a press conference in 2014 when he said also that he was back again in the role of Will Turner.

Orlando Bloom, according to various online newsmagazines should be the lead character of this new movie and the principal story of Pirates the one between Will Turner and his son Henry.

According to Ecumenical News there is a big role also for Jack Sparrow. Other rumors tend to think that for Johnny Depp this one his latest Pirates 10400812_352822714891378_596295355008652586_n

Kaya Scodelario new entry. She will be Henry Turner’s girlfriend. Henry portrayed by Brenton Thwaites.

 

Anna Maria Polidori

Joe Perry stay well soon!

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 11, 2016

Stressing moment this one for the Hollywood Vampires. Joe Perry, icon of the Aerosmith and member of the super-group The Hollywood Vampires, while in concert at Coney Island in Brooklyn this past Sunday, collapsed during the concert, reported the Boston Globe.

Discovering he wasn’t fine at all Joe Perry 13325544_561232810717033_7029300571414852310_n in grade to reach the backstage, where then he fainted.
They were performing “I got a line on you” when the musician preferred to leave the stage.

Apprehension from the band, they were invited at “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” this Monday but the appointment post-poned.

Alice Cooper tweeted after the show, completed by the rest of the band: “Thanks to everyone asking about our brother @JoePerry. He is stable right now, with family & is under the best care.”

Anna Maria Polidori

source: Boston Globe

Johnny Depp Hollywood Vampires Atlantic City NJ

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on July 9, 2016

July 3thh, 2016. Pictures!!!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Johnny Depp and Black Mass again at the center of the attention

Familiars of the victims of “Whitey” Bulger angry and polemic for the money devolved by their State for the realization of Black Mass

$12 million in film tax credits in 2015. The cheapest tax credits received in comparison with the other movies.

Yes, in confrontation with the latest South Boston’s auction of various object once owned by the ferocious mobster of South Boston and his companion, a lot of money for sure.

“Whitey’s” story has been treated from a long time by Hollywood and in a not suspected time.

I can tell you that I can understand the reasons. There is a perfect script, there is a story of a mobster, blood, murders, drugs, sex, love,  there are all the elements dear to the cinema and able  to bring people to the theaters.

Of course, this one wasn’t and it is not a fictional work and so it’s completely understandable the familiars of the victims’ position.

The Departed the most known movie realized and based on the story of Bulger, once the mobster on the run like also other movies and documentaries as well.

Sure, this one of Johnny Depp and Scott Cooper the first historical reconstruction of the criminal life of the mobster of South Boston 10389726_722299781145726_7601767080398614162_n .

The arrival of Black Mass to Boston with Johnny Depp and Warner Br. a project wanted by director Scott Cooper from long time.
At the same time it seems that also Matt Damon and Ben Affleck the two of Boston tried to seeing realized their script in a movie always with Warner Br.

At the end Warner Br. preferred to seeing the birth of Black Mass.

Black Mass is based on the best-seller by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, two important investigative reporters of the Boston Globe: Black Mass – Whitey Bulger, the FBI and the devil’s deal –

Mainly the book and the movie analyzes the connection between the Boston’s FBI and “Whitey” Bulger and some of his affiliates. “Whitey” has always denied of being an informant of the FBI, like also John Connolly.

The Boston Globe always in first line with the wonderful investigative reporters they have (if you want to read some great stuff involving crime read the Boston Globe. They’re amazing!) for understanding who “Whitey” was and for giving a stunning historical reconstruction in a daily base of that times while Bulger was a criminal and later when he was on the run and of course after his capture with Catherine Greig in Santa Monica, following the trial of Bulger and Greig and reporting at the moment the news of the two in prison. And there is no boring time with “Whitey” Bulger. Although convicted he is able to keep high attention on him.

As I say often wonderful work the ones of these great colleagues, with great souls. Let’s remember Kevin Cullen, and Shelley Murphy. Both from South Boston, the place where “Whitey” was born in, they co-wrote a book called: “Whitey Bulger – America’s most wanted gangster and the manhunt that brought him to justice.

Cullen the one wrote the piece telling to all the city that yes, what people were murmuring true: “Whitey” an informant of the FBI 10929555_421228288050820_5264084193313585513_n 11143680_421228264717489_8379124047041460925_n.

This polemic of all this tax credits felt in particular by Debra Davis’s brother, who understandably hasn’t had the courage to seeing Black Mass.
Too much devastating and terrifying the departure of his beloved sister Debra Davis strangled, although jurors unable to reach a verdict in this sense against “Whitey” Bulger who has always denied of having strangled women.

Davis added that most of the familiars of the victims felt a lot of humiliation because other people were profiting of their pains.

Cinema is not heartless. The opposite.

Cinema was born and is born for presenting emotions, for giving a perception of the reality/fiction to people and for let them dream or experience a horror, real or not.

Cinema is plenty of love and it wants to let us live these emotions in motion and it is made by incredibly extraordinary human beings plenty of feelings.

The story of “Whitey” Bulger is fresh and of course felt from the city with great animosity. It couldn’t be the opposite.

For this reason maybe it will be a good idea, next time that a big production involving the story of “Whitey” Bulger affords to Boston to donate a large amount of money also at the families of victims. Maybe with part of these tax credits.

It’s just an idea that maybe a big studio can take in consideration.

Other movies received tax credits: “R.I.P.D” with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, $27 million so much more than Black Mass. Then Grown Ups 2 by Adam Sandler received $24 million. That’s my boy, always of the prolific Sandler $16.5 million. The Equalizer with Denzel Washington $15.5 million.

Some people thinks that supporting financially a movie based in Boston or Massachusetts wasted money; other ones are saying that no, a movie can bring visibility, helping local economy in many diversified ways.

Dialogue is open.

Black Mass in the while a wonderful moment for Johnny Depp and a good and solid movie.

Anna Maria Polidori

 

Source: Boston Globe piece of July 5th 2016

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