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The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)

How was it possible that a movie like "Plan 9 from Outerspace" could be made? This documentary about Ed Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.

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Paul Marco ...
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Conrad Brooks ...
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Loretta King ...
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Lynn Lemon ...
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Bela Lugosi Jr. ...
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Norma McCarty ...
Herself (as Norma McCarty-Wood)
Michael McCarthy ...
Himself (as Michael McCarty)
Mona McKinnon ...
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Joseph F. Robertson ...
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Harry Thomas ...
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Crawford John Thomas ...
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How was it possible that a movie like "Plan 9 from Outerspace" could be made? This documentary about Ed Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.

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Can your MIND stand the SHOCKING TRUTH?


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Someone To Tell It To
Performed by Dolores Fuller
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Huesen)
Lyrics by Dolores Fuller & Sammy Cahn
Published by Warner Music
Used with permission
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Worth a second look
27 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it came out at the Nuart in L.A. The whole Wood thing had kind of been played out, several Docs had been done already and the Ed Wood feature had come and gone. Bombed really.

My friend and I made it all the way through and though it was O.K. So I was really surprised when I brought it home the other night from the library and was really impressed. The director tracked down a lot of people I don't think had been interviewed elsewhere. The setting of most of the interviews in there own costumed frame was unique.

I thought it was great that Bela Jr. took back some of the mean things he said on the commentary track! After all, Bela was making bargain basement movies long before he met Ed, some terrible, some pretty good. None as interesting or entertaining as "Plan Nine: though.

One flaw: no credit is given to Ed's cameraman, who is often treated as a joke but I think did some great work making Plan Nine look like no other film.

All an all, though, if Wood interests you at all you should check this out. It's quite funny, and quite moving.


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