dimecres, 9 de novembre de 2011

Sleepy Hollow

What is it?Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American period horror film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

The original intention had been to shoot Sleepy Hollow predominately on location with a $30 million budget.Towns were scouted throughout Upstate New York along the Hudson Valley,and the filmmakers decided on Tarrytown for an October 1998 start date.

Hollow was constructed around a small duck pond. At a cost estimated at $1.3 million, and over a period of four months, 12 structures were built, several with detailed interiors, as well as exteriors.


  • Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane: His belief in improved methods of justice, new investigative techniques and scientific procedures is resented by his superiors, who dispatch him north to the Hudson Valley and the small town of Sleepy Hollow.

  • Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel: Ichabod's love interest and only heir to one of the neighborhood's richest farmers.

  • Miranda Richardson as Lady Van Tassel / Crone Sister: Wife of Baltus and stepmother of Katrina.

  • Marc Pickering as Young Masbath: An orphan who looks towards Ichabod as a father figure after his own father is murdered by the Horseman.

  • Sir Michael Gambon as Sir Baltus Van Tassel: Katrina's father. After Peter Van Garret is murdered, he is placed as the leader of the city.

  • Jeffrey Jones as Reverend Steenwyck: The town priest.

  • Casper Van Dien as Brom Van Brunt: A strong and arrogant aristocratic man who is somewhat romantically involved with Katrina.

  • Ian McDiarmid as Doctor Lancaster: The town doctor and surgeon in the village.

  • Michael Gough as Notary Hardenbrook: The town banker and possibly the oldest citizen in the town.

  • Christopher Walken as The Headless Horseman: A brutal and sadistic Hessian mercenary sent to America during the American Revolutionary War.

  • Claire Skinner as the Midwife Beth Killian: The town's Midwife.

  • Steven Waddington as Killian.

  • Richard Griffiths as Magistrate Philipse: The town's magistrate.

  • Sir Christopher Lee as the Burgomaster who sends Ichabod to investigate the murders at Sleepy Hollow.

  • Alun Armstrong as the High Constable

  • Martin Landau (previously won an Academy Award on Tim Burton's Ed Wood) portrays Peter Van Garrett with no dialogue; and is murdered by the Headless Horseman in the opening scene.

  • Lisa Marie as Lady Crane, Ichabod's mother (in flashbacks) who was involved in witchcraft and later painfully murdered by his strict religious father.

  • Peter Guiness as Lord Crane, Ichabod's father (in flashbacks) who was a devoutly religious man who tortured and killed his wife after he found her practising witchcraft.


Awarding Body Award Nominee(s) Result
Academy Awards[47] Best Art Direction Rick Heinrichs, Peter Young won
Best Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki nomination
Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood nomination
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs)[48] Best Costume Design Colleen Atwood won
Best Production Design Rick Heinrichs won
Best Visual Effects Jim Mitchell, Kevin Yagher, Joss Williams, Paddy Eason nomination
Saturn Awards[49] Best Actress Christina Ricci won
Best Music Danny Elfman won
Best Horror Film
Best Direction Tim Burton nomination
Best Writing Andrew Kevin Walker nomination
Best Actor Johnny Depp nomination
Best Supporting Actor Christopher Walken nomination
Best Supporting Actress Miranda Richardson nomination
Best Costume Design Collen Atwood nomination
Make-up Kevin Yagher, Peter Owen nomination
Best Special Effects Jim Mitchell, Joss Williams, Kevin Yagher, Mark S. Miller nomination
MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Christopher Walken nomination

10 new Words

Knight of death-cavaller de la mort
decapitated- decapitat

Cap comentari:

Publica un comentari a l'entrada