Sleepy Hollow – 1999 – English
Film directed in 1999 by Tim Burton, and starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Marc Pickering, Richard Griffiths, Ian McDiarmid, Jeffrey Jones, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Steven Waddington, Lisa Marie, Christopher Lee, Alun Armstrong, Claire Skinner, Martin Landau…
Synopsis: North America, late 18th century. Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp), a New York investigator who uses advanced investigative methods, is sent to the small and remote town of Sleepy Hollow to discover what is true in the legend of a headless horseman who terrifies the inhabitants. of the place.
Review: The movie, Sleepy Hollow, embodies Tim Burton’s unique take on one of the most well-known horror tales of all time, with a few new plot twists and greater character development, including a dark past for Ichabod Crane and a “story behind the story” of what’s going on in the haunted town, which is beautifully rendered, dark and foggy for an eerie atmosphere.
The dream cast puts in great performances, but obviously it’s Johnny Depp who steals the show with his intuitive and sometimes over-the-top portrayal of the anti-hero, Ichabod Crane, who displays admirable bravery while at the same time often succumbing to fear.
The lavish production, masterful acting, background music, beautiful periodic sets and costumes and the careful attention to detail, most notable in the special effects used to bring the headless horseman “to life”, if you will, all come together to tell the tale of Sleepy Hollow’s plight and deliverance as it’s never been told before. It’s unlikely that this cinematic version will ever be surpassed. Superb!