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Johnny Depp in numerosi film ha interpretato storie tratte da romanzi. Il più recente “The rum Diary” con Protagonista Paul Kemp, un giornalista americano, storia tratta da un secondo libro di Hunter S. Tompson.
Questa settimana, Depp scrive sulla nostra pagina un articolo con Douglas Brinkley, lo storico e autore di ” Cronkite”, assieme stanno lavorando as un libro di Woody Guthrie, il cantante folk che compirà 100 anni il 14 luglio. Il libro “House of Heart” sarà pubblicato il prossimo anno.
“Crescendo in Kentucky, sono stato allevato con bluegrass e musica country” Ha detto Depp in una intervista via E-mail. Ha ascoltato Guthrie tutta la sua vita, tuttavia “E’ grazie a Bob Dylan se l’uomo e la propria musica si è consolidato nel mio lessico”. La musica è stata importante anche nella carriera di attore: ha basato Jack Sparrow su Keith Richards.
“E’ il ragazzone migliore che abbia mai incontrato”Ha detto Depp di Keith, chiamando le sue recenti memorie “Life” una lettura brillante. Depp quindi riporta questa passione e questa devozione per Keith tanto da lavorare a un film su di lui, in suo onore.
Se potesse ritrarsi in un musicista? Depp risponde “Junior Kimbrough. Tuttavia in sua mancanza non mi spiacerebbe entrare nella pelle e nelle ossa di Harry Partch, uno dei più grandi pionieri artistici, a cui raramente è dato rispetto. Come per Woody Guthrie, lui “Rappresenta l’anima e la musica dell’America che amo”
The actor Johnny Depp has a history of adapting literature to film, starring in a number of movies based on literary works. Most recently, he portrayed Paul Kemp, an American journalist, in “The Rum Diary,” the second film adaptation of a Hunter S. Thompson book he’s been in.
Perhaps Depp’s foray into literature proper is a logical next step. This week, Depp writes our back-page essay with Douglas Brinkley, the historian and author of “Cronkite.” Together, they are editing a book by Woody Guthrie, the folk singer who would have been 100 years old on July 14. The book, “House of Earth,” his only novel, will be published next year for the first time.
“Growing up in Kentucky, I was raised on bluegrass and country music,” Depp said in an e-mail interview. He’s listened to Guthrie all his life, although “it is thanks to Bob Dylan that the man and his music became solidified in my lexicon.” Music has also figured in Depp’s acting career: he based his character Jack Sparrow, in the mega-franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean,” on Keith Richards.
“He’s the coolest guy I’ve ever met,” Depp said of Richards, calling his recent memoir, “Life,” a “brilliant read.” A fan of books by musicians (among his favorites: Steven Tyler’s “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?,” Dylan’s “Chronicles”), Depp is currently bringing his love of music to the screen, working on a film in Richards’s honor.
If he could portray a musician himself? “Junior Kimbrough,” Depp said. “However, failing that, I wouldn’t mind slipping into the skin and bones of Harry Partch. One of our greatest, pioneering artists, who is rarely given the respect, let alone the appreciation, that he so richly deserves.” As for Woody Guthrie, he “represents the soul and the sound of the America that I love.”
Al Comic-con 2012 arriva anche The Lone Ranger. La pellicola, che è ancora in produzione, è stata una delle protagoniste dell’anteprima della convention dedicata al mondo dei comics, e non solo. In particolare, sono state mostrate alcune clip relative al film, tra cui una in cui si sente la voce diJohnny Depp parlare in un inglese “un po’ particolare” e quella in cui Tom Wilkinson recita in un ruolo “ancora non meglio specificato“.
Bella è stata l’anticipazione relativa al trucco da nativo americano applicato a Johnny Depp.
Sembra, però, che le clip abbiano rivelato anche un po’ il “colore” del film. Infatti, non sarebbe da intendersi come una pellicola esclusivamente divertente, o d’intrattenimento: verrebbero presi in considerazione anche temi seri e verrebbe indicata anche la presenza di scene non “da cartone animato”.
Tuttavia, le poche clip mostrate non consentono ancora di valutare la pellicola nella sua interezza.
The Project: The Lone Ranger
The Panel: No guests. Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer are still shooting. This was just a quick reveal of footage at the end of Disney’s presentation.
The Big Revelations: Johnny Depp’s voice as Tonto, speaking one line in broken English: “There come a time, Kemosabe … when good man must wear mask.”
Footage Screened: Director Gore Verbinski previously worked with Depp on the first threePirates of the Caribbean movies, which frequently relied on comedy and slapstick. Whatever is in the overall movie, there was none of that in the minute of Lone Ranger footage previewed at Comic-Con, which had a heavier, more ominous tone.
Amid scenes of the transcontinental railroad coming together in the mid-1860s, we hear the voice of Tom Wilkinson, playing an unspecified character – who clearly sounds megalomaniacal. “From the time of Alexander the Great, no man could travel faster than the horse that carried him. … Not anymore. … Imagine time and space under the mastery of man — power that makes emperors and kings look like fools. … Whoever controls this, controls the future.”
It’s hard to piece together much plot from the clips shown, but we see Armie Hammer as the title character, looking disheveled and intense. There’s a bit of gunslinging, and we see Depp’s white-and-black painted Native American warrior hanging beneath a moving train as he uncouples one of the cars.
Helena Bonham Carter turns up in elegant gentlewoman’s finery, and we see a bit of blood splashing on the ground, and some massive train accidents.
Snap Judgment: Those looking for a darker take on The Lone Ranger will be pleased by the intense tone and focus on action over humor. Critics of Depp portraying a Native American may not like him dropping articles out of his speech, but others may have complained about if he didn’t. So that’s a break-even; there didn’t appear to be anything disrespectful about the voice that might provoke more complaints than the ones already out there.
The Winner of the Panel: Fans. We now have an answer to “Who was that masked man?” Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are focusing on a more serious Lone Rangerinstead of the jokey version some worried was coming down the tracks.