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Ichabod Crane

wishes you a Happy Donuts Day!

Ichabod was kinda curious about the donuts that Katrina Van Tassel gave to him. Using his weird utensils he had a bloody surprise when he cut a piece.
Luckily it was just strawberry jam.

Today (June 7) is the first Friday of June and in the USA and in some other countries, is celebrated the “Donuts/Doughnut Day”.So, now that some of us adopted the donuts as a symbol of support for Johnny, the time has come to celebrate this day.

Up next: It’s for eat not sniff!

Sleepy Hollow (1999) x Alice in Wonderland (2010)

When Johnny and Tim Burton are together, weird coincidences happen…

sleepyhollowtimburton:

Those smiles are so adorable.

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ladyhuggy:

Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane.

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only-johnny-depp:

“ – Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous
as the mask of virtue.” – Ichabod Crane.

19 years
ago, today (November 19), Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow” premiered in the USA,
two days after the premiere in the Los Angeles in which Johnny and the cast attended along the presence of his friend Marylin Manson. In this gothic/supernatural/romantic-horror
movie, an adaptation loosely based on the famous short story of Washington
Irving’s 1820 named “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, Johnny is Ichabod
Crane, a detective with eccentric investigative techniques and scientific
procedures who was dispatched to the small town of Sleepy Hollow, which has
been plagued by a series of brutal decapitations. 

> Synopsis:

Ichabod, a
New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets
make him unpopular with is colleagues, is sent to the remote town of Sleepy
Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, in which a number of people
have been found dead in the woods, with their heads cut off. While the locals
believes that a Hessian ghost rides through the woods on horseback, lopping off
the heads of the unsuspecting and unbelieving, Ichabod refuses to believe in
this legend, convinced that there must be a logical explanation for the
murders.

> Curiosities: 

* This is Johnny’s second horror movie,
after “A Nightmare in Elm Street”, 15 years before in 1984. 

* The movie was shot in 7 months
between November of 1998 and May of 1999. The cast filmed even on Christmas Day
at Shepperton Studios, in London. 

* Busy schedule: Johnny was filming for
“The Ninth Gate”, when Tim Burton cast him to “Sleepy Hollow”, and started to
filming one month later when the Polanski’s movie filming ended. 

* Johnny was Burton’s first choice for
the role and their third collaboration after “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990 and
“Ed Wood” in 1994. Although the Paramount Studios required the director to also
consider Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis for the role. 

* Johnny always tries to add
prosthetics in his characters, and in this movie he wanted the classic Ichabod
Crane from the 1820 book, wearing a long sliding nose, huge ears, and elongated
fingers and feet. But the Paramount Studios turned down his suggestions. Historically,
Ichabod Crane was a very unattractive man and Johnny wanted to make himself
look ugly, but Tim wanted to base the character on Crane’s more unattractive
personality traits, his reported squeamishness and eccentricity. 

* Johnny adopted Goldeneye, Ichabod
Crane’s horse in the movie, when he heard it was going to be put down. The one eye horse provided a lot of amusement for the cast and crew, because it was extremely
flatulent. 

* Johnny did all of his own stunts for
the final scene where he is dragged by the horse, wearing a bulletproof clothing underneath his wardrobe with a quick-release system attached to the
rig to detach himself if he needed to during the shoot. But he was more
worried that the animals would relieve themselves while he was strapped in
behind them, than with his security.

In one of the courtroom scenes with Christopher Lee, a man can be seen
strapped into a device that prevents him from fleeing, which almost looks like
some sort of torture device. When the shoot ended, Johnny revealed that he fell
in love with the contraption and was allowed to take it home with him.

“ – Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous
as the mask of virtue.” – Ichabod Crane.

19 years
ago, today (November 19), Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow” premiered in the USA,
two days after the premiere in the Los Angeles in which Johnny and the cast attended along the presence of his friend Marylin Manson. In this gothic/supernatural/romantic-horror
movie, an adaptation loosely based on the famous short story of Washington
Irving’s 1820 named “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, Johnny is Ichabod
Crane, a detective with eccentric investigative techniques and scientific
procedures who was dispatched to the small town of Sleepy Hollow, which has
been plagued by a series of brutal decapitations. 

> Synopsis:

Ichabod, a
New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets
make him unpopular with is colleagues, is sent to the remote town of Sleepy
Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, in which a number of people
have been found dead in the woods, with their heads cut off. While the locals
believes that a Hessian ghost rides through the woods on horseback, lopping off
the heads of the unsuspecting and unbelieving, Ichabod refuses to believe in
this legend, convinced that there must be a logical explanation for the
murders.

> Curiosities: 

* This is Johnny’s second horror movie,
after “A Nightmare in Elm Street”, 15 years before in 1984. 

* The movie was shot in 7 months
between November of 1998 and May of 1999. The cast filmed even on Christmas Day
at Shepperton Studios, in London. 

* Busy schedule: Johnny was filming for
“The Ninth Gate”, when Tim Burton cast him to “Sleepy Hollow”, and started to
filming one month later when the Polanski’s movie filming ended. 

* Johnny was Burton’s first choice for
the role and their third collaboration after “Edward Scissorhands” in 1990 and
“Ed Wood” in 1994. Although the Paramount Studios required the director to also
consider Brad Pitt, Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis for the role. 

* Johnny always tries to add
prosthetics in his characters, and in this movie he wanted the classic Ichabod
Crane from the 1820 book, wearing a long sliding nose, huge ears, and elongated
fingers and feet. But the Paramount Studios turned down his suggestions. Historically,
Ichabod Crane was a very unattractive man and Johnny wanted to make himself
look ugly, but Tim wanted to base the character on Crane’s more unattractive
personality traits, his reported squeamishness and eccentricity. 

* Johnny adopted Goldeneye, Ichabod
Crane’s horse in the movie, when he heard it was going to be put down. The one eye horse provided a lot of amusement for the cast and crew, because it was extremely
flatulent. 

* Johnny did all of his own stunts for
the final scene where he is dragged by the horse, wearing a bulletproof clothing underneath his wardrobe with a quick-release system attached to the
rig to detach himself if he needed to during the shoot. But he was more
worried that the animals would relieve themselves while he was strapped in
behind them, than with his security.

In one of the courtroom scenes with Christopher Lee, a man can be seen
strapped into a device that prevents him from fleeing, which almost looks like
some sort of torture device. When the shoot ended, Johnny revealed that he fell
in love with the contraption and was allowed to take it home with him.

furiouscrusadeavenue:

Dr. Ichabod Crane. “Sleepy Hollow”.  1999