Frustrated and drunk with power, he turns psychotic in the classic H. Needless to say, Joan Bennett is involved with both Henreids, but prefers the baddie because he is more spellbinding and, let's face it, far from boring. John Muller, medical school dropout and brilliant crook, plans a holdup which goes a little bit wrong, and finds vindictive gambler Rocky Stansyck after him. Synopsis The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod Crane, an investigator who uses his logic and reasoning, sets out to stop the so-called headless man. The film also adds vibrance and color to the story, adding more mysteries and shocking twists.
That's just right for noir. Besides Depp and Ricci, there's a strong supporting cast that includes Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Griffiths, Ian McDiarmid, Martin Landau, Ray Park doing the fighting scene for the headless horseman, Christopher Walken as the Hessian Horseman, and Hammer Horror veterans Michael Gough and Christopher Lee. The film also has a great soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith and classic horror-movie photography by Jost Vacano. Will the gangsters guns find him first? On the contrary, it even adds to your viewing pleasure. There is something ambiguous about her, something hard that is soft, you can't quite figure her. Sebastian Caine decides to use himself as the subject.
It's also fair to say that the film also suffers slightly when the headless horseman isn't around. Synopsis Having discovered they could turn animals invisible, a group of scientists test the subject on a human. He dispatches two of his more intimidating thugs to locate him and. Keven Bacon is his usual on-screen self, and carries the film effectively, which is no small feat when consider that half the time he is either invisible or covered up in latex, which deprives him of most of an actor's most effective tools his eyes and his mouth. Caine's predicament eventually drives him mad, with terrifying results. This is the film equivalent. This film however may be the worst rendition to date.
The curse of the headless horseman is the legacy of the small town of Sleepy Hollow. It's so hauntingly beautiful, watching it is like being in a dream where you're lost in a strange land. Problem number one is Elizabeth Shue. Although the film has a dark plot and overall dark feel about it, the film does still have some amusing moments and a few gentle winks from time to time which made the film slightly more enjoyable overall. These deficiencies seem to be a common problem for 3D computer graphics of the human form, and they dog the animators here.
In Hollow Triumph she may not play the lead, but she's still an essential part of the movie. Easily Tim Burton's grizzliest film and one of his most underrated. She didn't only play the lead in Max Ophuls's film noir The Reckless Moment, she was also in the three noirs director Fritz 'Metropolis' Lang directed in the forties: Scarlett Street, The Woman in the Window and - save the best for last - Secret Beyond The Door. But irony piles on as Muller finds it's out of the frying pan, into the fire. But the script doesn't really drive any of these points home, and just flits from idea to idea without doing real justice to any of them. Enjoy the eye candy and strong supporting performances and the many nice little touches here and there.
Sometimes the animators get it, but sometimes they don't. This is a well-directed, sometimes brutal, atmospheric thriller which is something of a lost classic. Johnny Muller is a criminal, planning to rob a casino with the help of a few friends and two cars. Synopsis Hollow Triumph is a movie starring Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, and Eduard Franz. Joan Bennett's performance comes off as a trifle pallid. Spearheaded by the eager Constable Ichabod Crane and his new world ways into the quagmire of secrets and murder, secrets once laid to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he too, holding a dark secret of a past once gone.
No points for guessing who's behind it. Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. Don't get me wrong, I think she is a very attractive woman, and she can hold her own as an actress in most movies. That scene didn't need to be there, and its inclusion makes it hard for me to recommend it to my more conservative friends. The only difference between the two is a rigid scar that outlines his left cheek. Unfortunately, due to a mix-up at the photo lab, the photo's printed the wrong way round and Johnny finds himself with the scar on the wrong cheek.
The story is the age-old myth of the changeling. Pros: Cinematography is well done Acting is exceptional at moments Practical effects were decent Cons: The soundtrack of the film is a bit overbearing and often leads to more of a sensation of melodrama rather than suspense The feeling of dread and suspense doesn't really kick in until the later half of the film The film relies on multiple occurrences of look in direction, nothing there, look away, look back, somethings there. Problem number two is a certain weakness in the script regarding how and why Bacon's character goes around the bend. The most thing I'm impressed of is the set. There's also Bram Bones, the headless horseman, and a few other trappings from the original story, but for the most part, this film strikes out on it's own, but it does feature some very fun nods to the classic Disney version of the Irvings story. But Henreid really won me over with this film. Ask yourself the question: would you notice a scar moving to the other side of a person's face? Johnny takes a picture of Bartok and uses all his surgical knowledge to copy the scar on his cheek.