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Ed Wood: Look Back in Angora (1994)

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A hysterical documentary which uses footage of Ed Wood's movie to tell the story of his life. It may not be a deep analysis, but shows distinctly how Ed's life strongly influenced his own films.

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Credited cast:
Conrad Brooks ...
Himself
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Herself
Kathy Wood ...
Herself
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Himself / The Film Maker (archive footage)
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Narrator (voice)
Criswell ...
Himself / The Prophet (archive footage)
Timothy Farrell ...
Himself / The Psychiatrist (archive footage)
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Himself / The Great Spirit (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen C. Apostolof ...
Himself (as Steve Apostolof)
Joseph F. Robertson ...
Himself (as Joe Robertson)
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A thorough biography of Ed Wood, as told by his wife Kathy, ex-girlfriend Dolores Fuller, right hand man Conrad Brooks, among others. Clears up many false-truths that were stated in Burton's "Ed Wood" (1994). Written by Greg Method <CatraDhtem@aol.com>

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Like all Ed Wood films, LOOK BACK ends with the classic line "Made in Hollywood, USA" See more »

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Forget "Ed Wood", this is the real deal
20 May 2000 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

I highly recommend this made-for-video Rhino documentary about the departed Ed Wood! If you have never seen any Ed Wood films or are wondering, "What's so great about this guy?", rent or buy this! It's a harmless inexpensive way to sample his works (from "Crossroads Avenger" to "Love Feast") and learn about what made him tick. Includes interviews with Wood starlet Dolores Fuller, Wood extra Conrad Brooks (who currently overrates his involvement in Wood's films), Wood's last wife Kathy Wood, and other acquaintances of Wood to paint a firm picture of the man behind the camera. Unfortunately, no footage of Wood's newly discovered gem "Night of the Ghouls" is shown (even though Rhino released it!) and some great public domain footage (mainly of transvestites) is never credited! Other than that, the narration is nice and campy, the clips frequent and brimming with Ed Wood magic, and the interviews informative and downright poignant. Check this out, you will either be further drawn into the bizarre cinema of Edward D. Wood, Jr. or alienate yourself from it.


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