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For starters - This potentially promising bio-documentary that focused
in on Ed Wood (who has been unanimously voted "Worst Director of All
Time") gave this somewhat dissatisfied viewer the clear impression that
underneath the surface of all of his undeniable incompetence there
lurked a man of great directorial genius.
This, of course, is a matter that is open to some serious debate since
I, personally, do not believe this to be true of Wood.
But, contrary to what my opinion might be - All of the comments made by
those interviewed here who knew and worked with Wood gave one the clear
impression that his greatness was, indeed, there, but it was never
given the chance to "come-out-of-the-closet" (like his cross-dressing
Anyway - This 110-minute documentary certainly had both its fair share
of good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments.
And, so - As the sad and pathetic story of Ed Wood finally comes to its
inevitable close - He died in 1978, at the age of 54, a hopeless
alcoholic and an utter failure as a director.
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