Firefly, I know that you're absolutely right, but I can't help but be enraged that this has been allowed to happen. I hope that UK justice rots in @#$# but I am betting that he's actually patting himself on the back for getting away with this travesty. But in the end, I do agree that I hope Johnny can still look toward the VA case but also just continue doing what he is doing- acting-wise, music-wise, and any other endeavor he'd like to take on. I so look forward to seeing both City of Lies and Minamata!!
Yes. I am SO looking forward to the movies, Minamata especially. I wish that they had not postponed the opening in the US until September 2021. It is probably because of awards and I understand that sentiment, which I'm sure isn't something that Johnny is focused on but the film producer, director et al may be thinking about.
I try to imagine JD's future in the film industry and I am wondering whether foreign producers and other independent smaller production houses aren't the way to go. That would be more than fine by me. If I look just at the more recent films, I loved Pirates. Public Enemies, Lone Ranger and the incredible work he was doing in Fantastic Beasts, but a number of the films were pretty vanilla, pretty ordinary. If I look back in time, I find treasures: Blow. Libertine, Finding Neverland, Fear and Loathing, Chocolat, Before Night Falls, etc. So many of the earlier stuff seemed more cutting edge, limited audience stuff. I want him back there. One film a year but they need to be enduring and unforgettable works. Otherwise, he should pursue his other loves. I wonder if he still paints?
I like him in bad guy roles a lot too (I’m sure I’ve probably said this already.). He was very affecting as Dillinger (tho Michael mann’s insistence on a gazillion takes doesn’t agree with Johnny’s acting style — there are one or two stiff scenes but I blame Mann for that.). And I watch him in the Whitey Bulger dinner table scene (secret recipe) now and then because he is spooky and menacing as hell in that scene: he deserved an Oscar nom I think. So, yes: smaller movies would be great. (P.s.: the parking lot of my rite aid has a cinema too; it’s been closed since I moved here last July. Yesterday I smelled popcorn! I’m too nervous to go very soon BUT what a hopeful fragrance!!)
One of my sisters and I went together to get our second shots today; I told her about the heavenly popcorn fragrance in the parking lot. I said “of course, it’s easy to make at home.” She said “it’s never as good though” — and it isn’t!
Thank you for the link jokerwise. I tend to avoid 98% of all articles about Johnny because the writer usually is trying to achieve click-bate feeding frenzies, which require a lot of negativity and rumor-mongering and therefore a highly unpleasant reading experience. This one is passable; I suppose those of us who have followed JD for many years need to understand what he's up against.
This is a link to an article from ScreenDaily, a UK entertainment industry publication. The article is about a guy named Jeremy Thomas who many, many years ago executive produced JD's The Brave. He talks about Johnny a bit. They are still close friends. It is always that way with this man. It is so hard to understand how ANYONE who has run into JD in any capacity would not leap to his defense with regard to AH. I found it over at Stephen Deuters Twitter account and carried it here for the non-twitters among us.
Also, Depp will be presenting Minamata at the upcoming BCN Film Fest in Barcelona, Spain. I believe the date is next week. Minamata is in competition for the Best Film award. Here is a link to BCN's website.
Thanks Firefly. I too am disappointed that more of his friends and colleagues haven't spoken up more in his defense. I think that because of #metoo, a lot of people are reluctant to say anything that might make them look bad if they look like they're supporting someone who may be perceived (however wrongly) as abusive. However, I do love to see these rare remarks from those who at least stick up for him via their own perceptions, and say they've only seen a wonderful man. If only there were more of them.
Meanwhile, I confess that I rarely click on any videos with her because I really don't want to see her or hear her voice, but apparently she posted some video "apologizing" "for the death threats." Remarks indicate that she is her usual, unapologetic, insincere self Also, there is some interview with her in Glamour, where a few scattered fans call her "strong", "brave", "powerful", and "a warrior." Yeah, well, nobody is contesting those traits- she's brave enough to carry on this ruse, and strong, powerful and warrior enough to punch, slap, hit, and throw paint thinner and vodka bottles!
In other news, City Of Lies is available on Amazon and Apple + for streaming (maybe on other VOD outlets as well, but I found it on Amazon and will be purchasing today).
And finally, today is Jack's birthday- Happy 19th, Jack!!