Johnny's movies

During the premiere of Sleepy Hollow

Posted in Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on January 10, 2017

Wow one of my favorite movies!

Lucky fan!!!!

It was 1989 at the LA premiere of Sleepy Hollow when mr. Guerrero took this picture with this adoring man.



Enjoy and thanks Lory Depp Girl for the pic!



Anna Maria Polidori


Johnny Depp premiere Sleepy Hollow

Posted in Johnny Depp by Anna Maria Polidori on November 15, 2015

A picture with a fan

Los Angeles November 1999


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“Good-bye consummate gentleman”

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies, music by Anna Maria Polidori on June 18, 2015

Johnny Depp honoring the memory of Christopher Lee


It was shockingly sad although he died at an honorable age, the departure of Christopher Christopher Lee 2 Lee at age 93 on June 7.

Everytime these big lions and myths of cinema needs to say good-bye to life, there is a profound sadness and there is the perception there is more poverty in term of talent in the cinema.

Johnny Depp so sad for the departure of his friend and companion of five movie-adventures wrote a felt statement for the sad occasion. His words:

“Sir Christopher Lee.

A wonderful man.

A profoundly kind, generous, warm and fascinating man.

The consummate gentleman.

He was an inspiration in both life and art.

In the time we spent together, I had the honor and good fortune of being welcomed into his illustrious proximity.

His friendship is one that I will always hold close and dear to my heart.”


At first the two worked together in the production Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton. Johnny was playing the role of investigator Ichabod Crane while Christopher Lee was the Burgomaster. Later The Corpse Bride Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dark Shadows.

When Johnny Depp appeared to be tired in 2013 and didn’t want to perform anymore.

Lee rook position. “It would be  major loss for the movie industry” he declared.

He encouraged him to remaining.

Johnny is a star, and that’s not a term I ever use lightly. There are not a lot of them around today. It makes me sad that such a genuinely talented person is considering giving it all up“.

Christopher Lee has been the horrible and evil Saruman in the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings. Many tributes of course from many artists/actors worked with him creating the stunning movie based on the book by Tolkien and directed by Peter Jackson.

Johnny Depp in 2013 giving to him a prize Depp presented him the BFI fellowship award and during the speech Johnny said:

“It’s a great honor to be here to bestow this prestigious award to a very great man. A very great man indeed”.

Johnny added Lee inspired him and fascinating him a lot.
“He is a special individual” added Johnny.
He also added he was a great fan of him since he was little.
The most important honor? To discover thanks to the privilege of working with him, his personality and to be able to “count him as a dear friend and someone who care about greatly”.
Johnny ____Johnny closed his speech remarking that Lee was a “Genuine artist and a national treasure for UK”. And for the world 🙂



Anna Maria Polidori

The World of Tim Burton starts with Ichabod Crane

Posted in Books, Johnny Depp, movies by Anna Maria Polidori on November 8, 2014

Sleepy Hollow and Johnny Depp one of the main protagonists chosen by Hot Toys

For all Tim Burton/Johnny Depp’s fans, there is a great news and an opportunity.
This November in fact in Japan begins an important celebration for Tim Burton: The World of Tim Burton and Hot Toys is delighted to introduce this novelty: Ichabod Crane’s 1/6th scale Collectible Figure.


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As you will see from these pictures there are some differences between the old version and the new images of Johnny Depp developed and with a different dress and other accessories seen in the movie.

All Johnny Depp’ s fans can pre-order this figure.

The legend of Sleepy Hollow is a classic of the American Literature very read and appreciated by generations of Washington Irvin’s fans.

In 1999, large_hD2cL4eNEloYdu5RnFXQlVWDkXTa new perspective, completely re-read and re-written by Andrey Kevin Walker was launched on the big screen by one of the most appreciated team/couple in the history of the cinema: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.

The movie is simply enchanting, sometimes comic, pretty Gothic and of course strong in other parts. What there is to say about this version for the big screen of Sleepy Hollow is that the drastic decision of changing more than some bits, was a sort of necessity and exigency of the creators. They wanted mainly to focusing on different prospects from the ones illustrated by Irving in the original tale published in 1820.

New thematic emerged in the middle of the ’90’s.

A more complicated society, the appearance of new technologies. The same roles of the main protagonist portrayed by a stunning Johnny Depp is drastically different. In the tale Ichabod was a teacher.

Washington Irving describes Ichabod in the tale: “He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew”.

His character: “From his half-itinerant life, also, he was a kind of travelling gazette, carrying the whole budget of local gossip from house to house, so that his appearance was always greeted with satisfaction. He was, moreover, esteemed by the women as a man of great erudition, for he had read several books quite through, and was a perfect master of Cotton Mather’s “History of New England Witchcraft,” in which, by the way, he most firmly and potently believed“.
A pleasure: “….Was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvelous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him. He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!

Johnny’s character is very different. He is not a teacher as said in the original tale by Irving, but a skeptical investigator called by the people of the little town for trying to sorting out the mystery of these very weird and horrible departures. Someone was in fact killed always in the same modality: the head was cut out from the rest of the body.

Ichabod is skeptical in general and terrorized per nature.

Who, in fact could believe that an entire town was cursed by a ghost without…Head, galloping most of the time during the night and that, as main sport he loved to cut the throat of several people of the same Sleepy Hollow?


This movie is a masterpiece.




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