Dark Shadows

2012

Barnabas Collins

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GENERAL INFORMATION

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures.
(Source: IMDb.com)

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green,
Bella Heathcote

Awards & Nominations:

2013 ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR FILMS:
Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress - Chloe Grace Moretz (Nominated)
Best Production Design - Rick Heinrichs(Nominated)

2013 EMPIRE AWARDS:
Best Horror (Nominated)

2013 KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS:
Favorite Movie Actor - Johnny Depp (Won)

2013 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS:
Favorite Comedic Movie (Nominated)


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ABOUT THIS MOVIE

Quotes from Johnny Depp:

"What I'd like to do with [Barnabus] is maybe stretch him out a bit - in the extreme. Just ever-so-slightly take him a little further, beyond what may be considered... corny."
--Johnny Depp
ET.com
May 7, 2011

"The memory that I have of watching the show as a kid, Jonathan Frid and what he did with that character was the main inspiration, for sure. But also the idea of, over the years, these vampire movies have come out and vampire TV shows and stuff like that, and you go, 'Well, nobody looks like a vampire, man. What happened?'"
--Johnny Depp
MTV.com
October 13, 2011

"I adored Dracula, still do. I adored [everyone] from Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee. I adore Nosferatu, [played by] Max Schrek. I adore all those wonderful sort-of horror films. And it was an opportunity really, an opportunity to sort of go into what really doesn't exist [onscreen] so much anymore, which is classic monster makeup and a classic monster character. So that was really the inspiration Tim and I talked about."
--Johnny Depp
MTV.com
October 13, 2011

"There's an elegance to this guy that's kind of fun; Barnabas is a good one. And just look around - there's nothing like working with Tim."
--Johnny Depp
Hero Complex, LA Times
March 23, 2012

"Our initial conversation about it was when we were making Sweeney Todd. I think I just blurted out, in mid-conversation, 'Maybe we should do a vampire movie together.' Dark Shadows was kind of looming on the periphery. Then Tim and I started talking about it and then we got together and started figuring out how it should be shaped."
--Johnny Depp
Monte News
May 11, 2012

"As a child I certainly had a fascination with monsters and vampires, as did Tim. There was this darkness and mystery and intrigue. Then as you get older, you sort of recognize the erotic nature of the vampire, and the idea of the undead."
--Johnny Depp
Monte News
May 11, 2012

"What was most interesting to me about Barnabas was the combination of making that guy, who was clearly a vampire, fit back into this society and this dysfunctional family. There was the idea of this very elegant, upper echelon, well-schooled gentleman, who's cursed in the 18th century and is brought back to the 1970s, and how he'd react to how radically different things were."
--Johnny Depp
Monte News
May 11, 2012

Quotes from others:

"Angelique has a love/hate relationship with Barnabas. She's madly in love him. And he's very attracted to her, too, but hates her. It's very funny, very complicated."
-- Eva Green
The Mercury
April 24, 2011

"[Tim Burton is] such a poetic director. There's something sad and beautiful about everything he does. He's a genius. There's no one like him."
-- Eva Green
The Mercury
April 24, 2011

"I could meet with Johnny and sit down with him and hear him say these lines and talk to him about how he's going to perform this character. That absolutely dictates the way that you write because you have a basis in which to imagine these words being said. It actually makes it easier and it makes it a little more fun to write in that situation. You're like, 'This is a Johnny Depp movie. This is a Tim Burton movie. I know what the pallette of that is and I can draw on it.'"
-- Seth Grahame-Smith
Collider.com
March 24, 2011

"It's been amazing to watch the way that [Tim Burton's] mind works, and how he collaborates with Johnny, and how Johnny's mind works. Also, getting to work with a producer like Richard Zanuck, who did Jaws, Planet of the Apes and The Sound of Music, is just incredible. It's having living legends, all around you. It was intimidating at first because you're walking in with these iconic people, but that goes away pretty quickly, and you get comfortable and realize that everybody is just a normal person."
-- Seth Grahame-Smith
Collider.com
March 24, 2011

"I'm not allowed to say too much about [Dark Shadows]. It's extremely well written, very, very funny, in a Tim Burton way. It's very focused on the actors, and the characters are really rich. My character is a full-on witch and she's completely obsessed with Johnny Depp's character, and she'll do anything to get him."
-- Eva Green
Black Book.com
March 18, 2011

"Dark Shadows is the perfect place for Johnny Depp... I always call Johnny Depp 'Lon Chaney the Third' because he is the man of 1000 faces. Every movie he does he finds a way to become another character that probably other actors wouldn't have gone to. He's amazing, a brilliant, brilliant actor doing that."
--Alice Cooper
NME TV
November 25, 2011

"Just look at him. [Johnny] only does parts if he can wear eyeliner. The Tourist? Should have had more makeup."
--Helen Bonham Carter
Hero Complex, LA Times
March 23, 2012

"[Johnny] was using those long fingers in one scene where he has to hypnotize me. So I'm watching them and his eyes and listening to his voice and it kind of started to work a little bit. I was like, 'Wow, this guy could be the real thing.'"
--Jackie Earle Haley (Willie Loomis)
Hero Complex, LA Times
March 23, 2012

"I've never seen a movie like this one; it's like no other. It's like five movies in one. It's a comedy, it's a romance, it's got special effects, it's got action, it's got some horror elements of a kind. I think it's got a lot of great things going for it. We just have to find a way to let people know what it is and what it offers."
--Richard Zanuck, Producer
Hero Complex, LA Times
March 23, 2012

"I could see right away that Johnny had a passion for 'Dark Shadows' when he came to me, and he really wanted to do it - we'd be talking about doing it for a couple of years, several years. So I knew it was something that was stewing inside of him for a long period of time. And he always puts 100% into his characters, so I was really excited what this one would be, Barnabas Collins, in this absurd time, with this family."
--Tim Burton
Flicks and Bits
April 30, 2012

"Johnny is very humble. On my first day I was freaking out, thinking, 'Oh my God, I'm going to get fired,' and he came and shook my hand and said, 'I'm very happy you're on board'. He made me feel comfortable - he knows how scary it is to have arrived on that big machine."
--Eva Green
Independent
May 3, 2012

"I think people see it and go, 'They are making fun of it.' But, that's not the case. The reason I did it is because I loved the show. Johnny loved it, Michelle Pfeiffer loved it."
--Tim Burton
Movie Fanatic
May 7, 2012

"We were trying to capture that movie soap opera acting and things. We just treated it, even though there's humor in it, we treated it seriously. We treated it like it was a real melodrama. It is a strange tone to go for, it was quite organic. We just went on our instincts, right or wrong."
--Tim Burton
Movie Fanatic
May 7, 2012