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Sleepy Hollow

Original movie poster
Directed by Tim Burton
Produced by Scott Rudin
Adam Schroeder
Francis Ford Coppola (executive producer)
Written by Washington Irving (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
Kevin Yagher (screen story)
Andrew Kevin Walker (screen story and screenplay)
Tom Stoppard (uncredited)
Starring Johnny Depp
Christina Ricci
Miranda Richardson
Michael Gambon
Casper Van Dien
Jeffrey Jones
Richard Griffiths
Ian McDiarmid
Michael Gough
Christopher Walken
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki
Editing by Chris Lebenzon
Joel Negron
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) November 19, 1999
Running time 105 min.
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Latin
Budget $80,000,000[1]
Gross revenue $206,071,502
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Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 period horror film directed by Tim Burton, interpreting the legend of The Headless Horseman and based loosely around the Washington Irving story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The third film collaboration between Johnny Depp and Burton, the film also features Christina Ricci, Michael Gambon, Miranda Richardson, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Michael Gough, Richard Griffiths and Christopher Walken. The story centers on police constable Ichabod Crane sent from New York City to investigate a series of murders in the village Sleepy Hollow by a mysterious Headless Horseman. The style and themes of the story take inspirations from the late Hammer Film Productions. Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985s Pee-wees Big Adventure. ... 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Kevin Yagher is a Special Effects Technician, known for Freddy Kruegers makeup, the Cryptkeeper, and Childs Play. ... Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. ... Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE (born as Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937)[1] is an Academy Award winning British playwright of more than 24 plays. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a [[Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ... Sir Michael John Gambon, KBE (born October 19, 1940), is an acclaimed Irish-British actor who has worked in television, film and theatre. ... 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Sleepy Hollow had been in development since 1994 and was originally intended to be directed by Kevin Yagher. The film labored into development far enough for Burton to direct, who had unsuccessfully worked on Superman Lives. Filming took place entirely on location in England where the crew built an entire soundstage. Sleepy Hollow would be released with box office success and critical acclaim, grossing roughly $206 million worldwide and scoring a 73 percent approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Kevin Yagher is a Special Effects Technician, known for Freddy Kruegers makeup, the Cryptkeeper, and Childs Play. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Plot

In 1799, New York City police constable Ichabod Crane is dispatched by his superiors to the upstate hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, to investigate a series of brutal slayings in which the victims have been found decapitated with their heads missing. A frequent user of new, though so far unproven investigative techniques such as finger-printing and autopsies, Crane arrives in Sleepy Hollow armed with his bag of scientific tools only to be informed by the town's elders that the murderer is not of flesh and blood, rather a headless supernatural warrior from beyond the grave who rides at night on a massive black steed. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. ... Sleepy Hollow may mean: Sleepy Hollow, New York, the historical location of Washington Irvings fictional story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... For the removal of a living beings head, see decapitation. ... Look up steed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Ichabod Crane investigating the murders of The Headless Horseman with his distinctive technology

Crane does not believe them and begins his own investigation, until he comes face to face with the Headless Horseman. Boarding a room at the home of the town's richest family, the Van Tassels, Crane develops an attraction to their daughter, the mysterious Katrina, even as he's plagued by nightmares of his mother's horrific torture when he was a child. For other uses, see Headless Horseman (disambiguation). ...


Delving further into the mystery with the aid of the orphaned Young Masbeth, whose father was a victim of the Horseman, Crane discovers within the Western Woods both the Horseman's entry point between this world and the beyond, the gnarled Tree of the Dead, and his grave.


He finds the Horseman's skull is missing though the murders continue until Crane uncovers a murky plot revolving around revenge and land rights with the Horseman controlled by Katrina's stepmother, Lady Van Tassel, who sends the killer after her. Following a fight in the local windmill and a stagecoach chase through the woods, Crane eventually thwarts Lady Van Tassel by returning the skull to the Horseman, who regains his head and heads back to Hell along with her. His job in Sleepy Hollow over, Crane, Katrina and Young Masbeth return to New York, in time for the new century.


Cast

  • Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane: A New York police officer with an interest in science, sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a string of grisly murders. Although he is squeamish, high-strung, and unnerved by the sight of blood, he is determined to reform law enforcement and the justice system.Ichabod uses innovative techniques such as postmortem examinations and scientific methods, even inventing a few gadgets to examine evidence more thoroughly.
  • Christina Ricci as Katrina Van Tassel: The love interest of Ichabod, she's the only heir to one of the richest farmers of the neighborhood. She inherited a vast knowledge about witchcraft and herbs from her late mother.
  • Michael Gambon as Baltus Van Tassel: After Peter Van Garret is murdered, he is placed as the leader of the city. He is killed by the Horseman in the climax of the film.
  • Miranda Richardson as Lady Van Tassel / Crone: Wife of Baltus and stepmother of Katrina. She is revealed to have been the one who controlled the villainous plot amongst the citizens of Sleepy Hollow.
  • Marc Pickering as Young Masbath: An orphan who looks towards Ichabod as a father figure. In the act he helps him investigate the murders of the Headless Horseman alongside Katrina.
  • Casper Van Dien as Brom Van Brunt: A strong and charming man who is somewhat romantically involved with Katrina. He mocks Ichabod at first, but later helps him fight the Horseman before being slain by the spirit.
  • Jeffrey Jones as Reverend Steenwyck: The reverend of the village. He is shot and killed by Baltus.
  • Ian McDiarmid as Doctor Lancaster: The only Doctor and surgeon in the village; murdered by Steenwyck.
  • Michael Gough as Notary Hardenbrook: The local banker and possibly the oldest citizen in the village. He hangs himself due to the insanity the town goes through.
  • Richard Griffiths as Magistrate Philipse: A city official who is the fifth victim of the Headless Horseman.
  • Christopher Walken as Hessian Horseman: A brutal and sadistic mercenary sent to America during the American Revolutionary War. He is killed though his spirit lives on through The Headless Horseman (portrayed by Ray Park).

As was the case with Edward Scissorhands, Depp was Burton's first choice for the part, although Burton was still required to examine other options before casting him.[2] Brad Pitt was offered the role while Liam Neeson and Daniel Day-Lewis were considered.[3] Burton was eventually able to persuade the studio to cast Depp.[2] Burton wanted to cast Ricci as Katrina, thinking that she reminded him to be a fictional daughter of Peter Lorre and Bette Davis.[4] John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Sleepy Hollow may mean: Sleepy Hollow, New York, the historical location of Washington Irvings fictional story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a [[Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Sir Michael John Gambon, KBE (born October 19, 1940), is an acclaimed Irish-British actor who has worked in television, film and theatre. ... Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ... Fictional character played by British actress Miranda Richardson in Tim Burton’s 1999 gothic horror fantasy film Sleepy Hollow Character Details Full Name: Lady (Mary) Van Tassel, nee Preston (real name Archer) Born: 1765-70? Died: December 1799 Plot Details Spoiler warning: It is 1799, and in a few months... Casper Robert Van Dien, Jr. ... For other persons named Jeffrey Jones, see Jeffrey Jones (disambiguation). ... Ian McDiarmid (born August 11, 1944) is a Tony Award-winning Scottish actor born in Carnoustie. ... This article is about the English actor Michael Gough. ... Richard Griffiths (born 31 July 1947) is a Tony award winning English actor who has appeared on stage, film and television. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... This article is about military actions only. ... The Headless Horseman. ... Raymond Park (born August 23, 1974), better known as Ray Park, is a British stunt man and actor. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an Academy award-nominated American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an Academy-Award winning and Golden Globe-award nominated actor. ... Peter Lorre (June 26, 1904 – March 23, 1964), born László Löwenstein, was an Hungarian[1] - Austrian - American actor frequently typecast as a sinister foreigner. ... This article is about the actress. ...


Producer Scott Rudin once quoted, "Basically Johnny Depp is playing Tim Burton in all his movies,"[5] though Burton personally disapproved of the comment. Depp, however agrees with Rudin's statement. According to Depp, Edward Scissorhands represented Burton's inability to communicate as a teenager. Ed Wood reflected Burton's relationship with Vincent Price (very similar with Edward D. Wood Jr. and Bela Lugosi). Sleepy Hollow showcased Ichabod's feelings that reflects Burton's battle with the Hollywood studio system.[6] For his performance, Depp took inspiration from Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowell and Basil Rathbone.[5] Depp stated, "I always thought of Ichabod as a very delicate, fragile person who was maybe a little too in touch with his feminine side, like a frightened little girl."[7] Depp initially wanted to play the character with a long prosthetic snipe nose, huge ears and elongated fingers, although his suggestions were turned down by Paramount Pictures as they felt the design to be too outrageous.[8] Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer and theatre producer known for his award-winning films and Broadway plays and also for his legendary temper. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... Bela Lugosi as Dracula United States stamp. ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (September 17, 1928–October 3, 1998) was a British actor. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967), Military Cross, was a British actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and of suave villains in such swashbuckler films as The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


Burton and Gough had previously worked together on Batman and Batman Returns, with Gough portraying Alfred Pennyworth. During the casting phase of Sleepy Hollow, Gough was staying in retirement, though Burton persuaded him to join the cast.[4] Burton claims he based the character off Jon Peters, a film producer whom he personally dislikes as he had an unbearable experience with Peters on Batman and Superman Lives.[6] Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ... Jon Pagano Peters (born on 2 June 1945 in Van Nuys, California to Jack Peters and Helen Pagano) is a former hairdresser turned movie producer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Christopher Lee, Martin Landau (previously won an Academy Award on Tim Burton's Ed Wood) and Burton's then fiancée Lisa Marie are all involved in cameos. Lee is credited as "Burgomaster" and is seen in the beginning of the film as a city official who convinces Crane to transfer to the small village of Sleepy Hollow. Landau portrays Peter Van Garrett with no dialogue; and is murdered by The Headless Horseman in the opening scene. Marie is featured as "Lady Crane," Ichabod's mother in flashbacks who was involved in witchcraft and later painfully murdered by his strict religious father. For other persons named Christopher Lee, see Christopher Lee (disambiguation). ... Martin Landau (born June 20, 1931) is an Academy Award-winning American film and television actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to male actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... For the daughter of Elvis Presley, see Lisa Marie Presley. ... Burgomaster (alternatively spelled Burgomeister, literally translated meaning master of the citizens) is the English form, rendering (often the Anglo-Saxon equivalent Mayor is substituted) various terms in or derived from Germanic languages for the chief magistrate and/or chairman of the executive council of a sub-national level of administration... Sleepy Hollow may mean: Sleepy Hollow, New York, the historical location of Washington Irvings fictional story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Witch redirects here. ...

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Production

In 1994, make-up effects designer Kevin Yagher who had turned to directing with HBO's Tales from the Crypt had the notion to adapt Washington Irving's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow into a feature film. Through his agent, Yagher was introduced to Andrew Kevin Walker, a young writer who spec script Se7en had recently been well received by film studios, although had yet to be produced. Yagher and Walker spent several months working on a treatment which they subsequently pitched to various film studios.[9] Kevin Yagher is a Special Effects Technician, known for Freddy Kruegers makeup, the Cryptkeeper, and Childs Play. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Tales from the Crypt is an American horror anthology TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO. It was based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and was produced by The Geffen Film Company in association with Warner Bros. ... Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. ... Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... For the singer, see Se7en (singer). ... A movie studio is a location, room, building, or group of buildings and/or sound stages, offices and storage facilities, which may include a backlot, where movies are made. ...


The two secured a deal with producer Scott Rudin, who sold the project to Paramount Pictures. The deal called for Yagher to direct with Walker scripting; the pair would share story credit. For a variety of reasons, the project went through the development hell process and looked as if the film would never be produced, but in the summer of 1998 the film was brought back into Hollywood film circles. Tim Burton who had previously worked on the now canceled Superman Lives project was looking to direct a horror film for the first time in his career, as he was a high valued fan of the genre. Rudin and his producing partner Adam Schroeder felt the script to be a perfect vehicle for Burton and the deal was signed, as Burton was very much impressed with the script,[9] and the characterization of Ichabod Crane.[10] Scott Rudin (born July 14, 1958) is an American motion picture producer and theatre producer known for his award-winning films and Broadway plays and also for his legendary temper. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Development hell is media-industry jargon for a film, television screenplay, or computer program[1] (or sometimes just a concept or idea) getting stuck in development and never going into production. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Adam Schroeder is a self producor who has made a big difference in hollywood. ... by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. ...


Burton was excited to be working with Rudin, a studio executive he first met when he brought Edward Scissorhands to 20th Century Fox. Burton felt him to be "intelligent, eccentric and a good, strong producer that comes in handy".[11] Rudin stated the financial failure of Mars Attacks! never crossed his mind when considering Burton, commenting "Sometimes I think it's good to get someone whose last film didn't do well, because they're a little hungrier for a hit. Although Sleepy Hollow is a big film, it doesn't need to be Batman or Superman; no one's life is going to be made or destroyed based on how well it does, which can be creatively freeing."[1] Burton was looking forward to do the film in a manner of stop motion visual effects, rather than use an excessive amount of computer-generated imagery, which he had used for Mars Attacks![4] Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... In popular usage, eccentricity refers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. ... This article is about the film. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... Visual effects (or VFX for short) is the term given in which images or film frames are created and manipulated for film and video. ... Computer-generated imagery[1] (also known as CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. ...


For unknown reasons, Tom Stoppard was hired to write a "production polish" and would remain uncredited by the Writers Guild of America.[9] Stoppard's rewrite showcased more comedic aspects of Ichabod Crane and focused more on his romance with Katrina Van Tassel.[1] Walker's previous draft had Ichabod as a schoolteacher for his profession which was similar to Irving's original short story.[8] Although Francis Ford Coppola is credited as executive producer, Burton only became aware of Coppola's involvement during the editing process when he was sent a copy of the film's trailer and saw Coppola's name on it.[11] Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE (born as Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937)[1] is an Academy Award winning British playwright of more than 24 plays. ... The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is the collective bargaining representative, or labor union, for writers in the motion picture and television industries in the United States. ... Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The original intention had been to shoot Sleepy Hollow predominantly on location, and towns were scouted throughout upstate New York and the Hudson Valley (including Sleepy Hollow itself), and Sturbridge, Massachusetts.[12] According to production designer Rick Heinrichs, the film was to have a $30,000,000 production budget at the time. The idea to film in these areas were dropped as the filmmakers felt "[the locations] were not expressive enough".[13] Using a number of Dutch colonial villages and period town recreations was considered as well. But when no suitable existing location could be found, coupled with a lack of readily available studio space in the New York area needed to house the production's large number of sets, they were forced to look elsewhere. Rudin said, "We came to England figuring we would find a perfect little town, and then we had to build it anyway." Filming began on November 20, 1998 and lasted until April 1999. This included a month-long location shoot at Lime Tree Valley on the Hambleden estate near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, where the town of Sleepy Hollow was constructed around a small duck pond in a style production designer Rich Heinrichs termed "colonial expression by way of Dr. Seuss". Burton took the idea of filming in Lime Tree Valley as it reminded him of Hudson Valley.[12] For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ... Sleepy Hollow is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... Production designer is a term used in the movie and television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Hambleden is a large village in the south of Buckinghamshire, England. ... Overlooking river Thames and Marlow Marlow (previously Great Marlow or Chipping Marlow) is a town on the very southern tip of Buckinghamshire, England. ... Theodor Seuss Geisel (pronounced ; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss (often pronounced , but he himself said [1]). He published over 40 childrens books, which were often characterized by his imaginative characters and frequent use of...


Design

"One of the things we were trying to do was inspire a sense of scary portentousness in the village. I think it's different from Irving's Sleepy Hollow, which is described as a dozing Dutch farm community. If our Sleepy Hollow is asleep, it's a fitful sort of sleep, with nightmares."
Production designer Rick Heinrichs on the design of Sleepy Hollow[14]

The various Hammer Film Productions as viewed by Burton in his childhood were a key inspiration for the design of the film. Mario Bava's Black Sunday also was looked upon as well. While the production team was always going to build a substantial number of sets, the decision was taken early on that to fulfill Burton's vision best would necessitate shooting the movie in a totally controlled environment, which meant that all the interiors and virtually all of the exteriors, other than those shot on location at Lime Tree Valley and a few other brief scenes, would be shot on stages at Leavesden. Some studio work took place at Shepperton Studios, where the "Tree of the Dead" set was built. In total, 99% of the film was filmed on sets.[15] Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. ... Sleepy Hollow may mean: Sleepy Hollow, New York, the historical location of Washington Irvings fictional story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Production designer is a term used in the movie and television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. ... New company logo as introduced in May 2007 A poster for Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966). ... Mario Bava (July 30, 1914 - April 25, 1980) was an Italian director and cinematographer remembered as one of the greatest names from the golden age of Italian horror films. ... This article is about the novel. ... Shepperton Studios, located in Shepperton, Middlesex, England is a film studio with a long history of film making. ...


The cast and crew often said "The feeling one had walking around Sleepy Hollow's sets, and in particular the town at Lime Tree, was almost as if you were walking around the inside of Burton's head."[15] Most of the production and design crew on Sleepy Hollow previously worked with Burton on Batman. The director decided to use the same workers claiming "people from England are true artists who know what they are doing".[2] It was decided to use stop motion animation for most of the visual effects instead of relying upon computer generated imagery. Burton recalled, "One day we wanted a shot of a figure going through the apple orchard. So we had somebody get a doll and the wardrobe department, in fifteen minutes, made up a little cape for the figure and we wried the little figure through the apple orchard."[15] Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Stop motion is an animation technique which makes things that are static appear to be moving. ... The seawater creature in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ...

The "Tree of the Dead" as designed by Keith Short
The "Tree of the Dead" as designed by Keith Short[16]

Burton hired Emmanuel Lubezki as the cinematographer upon viewing his work on A Little Princess. Initially Burton and Lunezki contemplated shooting the film in black and white and in the old square Academy ratio. When that proved unfeasible, the opted for an almost monochromatic effect which would enhance the fantasy aspect and make the "unreal believable".[2] Production designer Heinrichs had hoped to build the windmill set piece as a single practical structure that could supply both interior and exterior settings. But safety concerns and the desire to maintain a controlled theatrical environment made Heinrichs decide on a combination of several interior and exterior sets, full-scale and miniature.[14] Keith Short (born March 8, 1941) is a sculptor for the feature film industry. ... Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer born in 1964. ... Cameraman redirects here. ... A Little Princess is a 1905 childrens novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. ... The Academy ratio of 1. ... Something which is monochromatic has a single color. ...


The crew built a 60-foot-tall forced-perspective exterior (visible to highway travelers miles away), a base and rooftop set and a quarter-scale miniature. The interior of the mill, which was about 30-feet high and 25-feet wide, featured wooden gears equipped with mechanisms for grinding flour. A wider view of the windmill was rendered on a Leavesden soundstage set with a quarter-scale windmill, complete with rotating vanes, painted sky backdrop and special-effects fire. The actors would literally have burning wood exploding towards them. The flight shed interior served as the staging ground for the chase sequence between Ichabod, Katrina and Masbath in pursuit of the Headless Horseman. The hangar's interior walls were knocked down to create a 450-foot run, with a 40-foot width still allowing for coach and cameras. Heinrichs tailored the sets so Lubezki could shoot from above without seeing the end of the stage.[14]


Themes

Ichabod Crane can be seen as an outsider to both the town of Sleepy Hollow, and his counterparts at his profession in New York City. Burton claimed this was another one of many influences to Hammer Film Productions with actors Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. The director said, "You see that they're intelligent, but you don't really know what's going on with them. There's some mystery to who they really are. You feel their aloneness, you feel like they don't socialize much, that they're having some problems, are somewhat tormented, are somewhat living inside their own head. That's why you relate to them."[10] by William J. Wilgus, artist chromolithograph, c. ... Sleepy Hollow may mean: Sleepy Hollow, New York, the historical location of Washington Irvings fictional story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... New company logo as introduced in May 2007 A poster for Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966). ... Vincent Leonard Price Jr. ... Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE, (26 May 1913 - 11 August 1994) was an English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played Baron Frankenstein and Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite his close friend Christopher Lee. ...


Reception

Sleepy Hollow opened on November 19, 1999 in the United States in 3,064 theaters, accumulating $30,060,467 over its opening weekend. The film went on to gross $206,071,502 worldwide.[17] Sleepy Hollow was the twenty first highest grossing film of 1999 in the US.[18] Based on 102 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, Sleepy Hollow received an average 73% overall approval rating;[19] the film was more balanced with the 27 critics in Rotten Tomatoes' "Cream of the Crop", which consists of popular and notable critics from the top newspapers, websites, television and radio programs,[20] receiving a 70% approval rating.[21] By comparison, Metacritic calculated an average score of 65 from 35 reviews.[22] is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ...


The film was so criticized for its amount of violence and bloodshed that Burton had to defend the film in a public interview.[23] To this day, Burton feels he received some of the best reviews of his career on Sleepy Hollow.[11] Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times gave the film a highly positive review, praising the amount of violence which he also felt perfectly suited Burton's style. He also felt the humor was delivered and written with good timing, and praised the production design and Emmanuel Lubezki's cinematography.[24] This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer born in 1964. ...


Sleepy Hollow was nominated for three Academy Awards. Rick Heinrichs and Peter Young won Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. Emmanuel Lubezki lost Best Cinematography to Conrad Hall in American Beauty while Colleen Atwood lost Best Costume Design to Lindy Hemming's work on Topsy-Turvy.[25] The film dominated its run with The Saturn Awards, while having Danny Elfman and Christina Ricci both winning respective categories. In addition Depp, Burton, Andrew Kevin Walker, Christopher Walken, Miranda Richardson, Atwood and the special effects and make-up departments were all given nominations for their work. There, the film was also nominated for Best Horror Film before losing to Final Destination.[26] Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer born in 1964. ... Charles Rosher the first recipient in 1928 The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Conrad L. Hall (June 21, 1926 - January 4, 2003) was a top-billed Hollywood cinematographer. ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of romantic and paternal love, freedom, sexuality, beauty, self-liberation, existentialism, the search for happiness, and family against the backdrop of modern American suburbia. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... Topsy-Turvy is a 1999 film which tells the background story of the creation of The Mikado, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician who led the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer / songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985s Pee-wees Big Adventure. ... Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a [[Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Horror Film: ... Final Destination is a 2000 horror film about a group of teenagers who cheat death by avoiding a plane crash when one has a premonition of their deaths, but soon after, they begin dying one by one in mysterious freak accidents. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c Nashawaty, Chris. "A Head of Its Time", Entertainment Weekly, 1999-11-19. Retrieved on 2007-12-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d Salisbury, Burton, p.176
  3. ^ Hochman, David. "Brad Pitt", Entertainment Weekly, 1998-07-09. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ a b c Salisbury, Burton, p.180-1
  5. ^ a b Salisbury, Burton, p.177-8
  6. ^ a b Salisbury, Burton, p.179
  7. ^ "Johnny Depp on playing Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow", Entertainment Weekly, May 2007. Retrieved on 2007-12-25. 
  8. ^ a b Bornin, Liane. "Depp Be Not Proud", Entertainment Weekly, 1999-11-19. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  9. ^ a b c Salisbury, Mark; Burton, Tim (2000). Burton on Burton. Faber and Faber, p.164-5. ISBN 0-57120-507-0. 
  10. ^ a b Salisbury, Burton, p.167-8
  11. ^ a b c Salisbury, Burton, p.182-3
  12. ^ a b Salisbury, Burton, p.169
  13. ^ Calhoun, John. "Headless in Sleepy Hollow", Entertainment Design, 1999-11-10. Retrieved on 2007-12-25. 
  14. ^ a b c Abbott, Denise. "Nightmare By Design", The Hollywood Reporter, 2000-02-29. Retrieved on 2007-12-25. 
  15. ^ a b c Salisbury, Burton, p.170-5
  16. ^ Sleepy Hollow. KeithShortSculptor.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-27.
  17. ^ Sleepy Hollow (1999). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  18. ^ 1999 Yearly Box Office Results. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  19. ^ Sleepy Hollow. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  20. ^ Rotten Tomatoes FAQ: What is Cream of the Crop. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  21. ^ Sleepy Hollow: Rotten Tomatoes' Cream of the Crop. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  22. ^ Sleepy Hollow (1999): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  23. ^ Bornin, Liane. "Little Shot of Horror", Entertainment Weekly, 1999-12-02. Retrieved on 2007-12-26. 
  24. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "Sleepy Hollow", Los Angeles Times, 1999-11-19. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. 
  25. ^ Academy Awards: 2000. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.
  26. ^ Past Saturn Award Winners. Saturn Awards. Retrieved on 2007-12-26.

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Further reading

  • Walker, Andrew Kevin (November 1999). The Art of Sleepy Hollow (Hardcover), Also includes Walker's screenplay (before Tom Stoppard rewrote it) and an introduction by director Tim Burton, Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0671036572. 
  • Lerangis, Peter (November 1999). Sleepy Hollow: A Novelization (Mass Market Paperback), Novelization of the film that also includes Washington Irving's original short story, Simon Pulse. ISBN 0671036653. 

Andrew Kevin Walker (born August 14, 1964) is an American BAFTA-nominated screenwriter. ... Sir Tom Stoppard, OM, CBE (born as Tomáš Straussler on July 3, 1937)[1] is an Academy Award winning British playwright of more than 24 plays. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ... Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author of the early 19th century. ... Uglies is the first book in The Uglies Trilogy, written by Scott Westerfeld about a young girl named Tally Youngblood. ...

External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... Librivox is a digital library of free public domain audio books, read by volunteers. ... Timothy Tim William Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated American film director, writer and designer notable for the quirky and often dark atmosphere in his high-profile films. ... Pee-wee escapes from Warner Bros. ... This article is about the film. ... Batman is a 1989 Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. ... Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 fantasy film, directed and co-written by Tim Burton and written by Caroline Thompson. ... For the video game based on the film, see Batman Returns (video game). ... Ed Wood is a biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp as the cross-dressing cult movie maker Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... This article is about the film. ... This article is about the 2001 film. ... Big Fish is a 2003 fantasy drama film, directed by Tim Burton and written by John August. ... Not to be confused with the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. ... Tim Burtons Corpse Bride is a 2005 Academy Award-nominated stop-motion-animation film based loosely on a 19th century Russian-Jewish folktale version of an older Jewish story and set in a fictional Victorian era England. ... Alice in Wonderland is a forthcoming live-action/animated film to be directed by Tim Burton. ...

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