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Johnny Depp: A Kind of Illusion [Paperback]

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The star of some of the most successful American films in recent history, Johnny Depp is also one of Hollywood's most versatile and enigmatic actors. From Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco to his Oscar-nominated performances in Pirates of the Caribbean and Finding Neverland, his film roles have always been unconventional, earning him international respect and adoration. In Johnny Depp: A Kind of Illusion, film journalist Denis Meikle looks at the effects that Depp's rising critical and commercial stature may have on the direction of his career, including his latest films---Rum Diary, Corpse Bride,The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Pirates of the Caribbean 2.

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Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2005
Publisher   Reynolds & Hearn
ISBN  1905287046  
ISBN13  9781905287048  

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Actors & Actresses
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Johnny Depp A Kind of Illusion  Jun 21, 2008
Nicely detailed account starting with Johnny's parents and other family members also a nice set of photos.
Excellent Johnny Depp Book!  Nov 4, 2007
I really enjoyed this book. It is informative without being boring! Johnny is fantastic and great reading.
Don't be Fooled-------  Apr 12, 2007
What a waste of my money! As others have stated, the somewhat detailed "history" of Johnny's family is interesting. However, once the reader gets to his films, it's basically a criticism of Johnny and every film he has done. This is just another author making money from Johnny Depp's name under the guise of being an expert on the actor. A much better read is Johnny Depp by Christopher Heard. This is an author who actually "gets" Johnny Depp and provides more details about his life/movies that are accurate and not opinionated like Meikle.
what can you say;......its johnny.  Jan 7, 2007
Great book on Johnny Depp a must for any true fan.
Denis Meikle: A Kind of DElusion  Aug 27, 2006
I agree with everything Mazzy D said.
This one did start out as a pretty straightforward bio, but as I went along, and it focused on his films and his romances, there came the revelation that this author did not want you to like Johnny Depp, and it's full of misquotes and rumor.
He seems to go out of his way to find the most unflattering reviews and he seems to be bringing down almost all of the films and everyone involved in them (in particular poor Tim Burton)!
Occassionally he'll put a positve comment in there for good measure, but Denis Meikle is a verbose, sef-absorbed charletan.
There's money to be made for anyone and everyone to write rubbish and ride along the crest of Johnny's tidal wave of current success.
I'm glad I did not purchase this book!

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