New York, 1799. Ichabod Crane, a young constable, is sent to a place called Sleepy Hollow to investigate mysterious murders. The victims are all reported by the local population to have been killed by the sword of a headless horseman.
They are all decapitated and the heads disappear. Crane has to make sure that this is not a legend, but the terrible truth. It becomes obvious that the killer comes from the other side of the world, that witches and other evil are involved in the crimes. The Horseman cannot be killed by a bullet, all the brave men he defeats in fights. But what are the motives behind the atrocities…?
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When you look at another Tim Burton creation, you can’t help but wonder if the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is blind.
After awarding the long-awaited ‘Oscar’ to Martin Scorsese, the title of the most underrated director goes to Barton. It’s one thing when film academies persistently avoid awarding Lynch’s or Shyamalan’s films for their atypicality and informality, but what’s so unappealing about Barton? Ordinary viewers have long loved him and gave him all sorts of ‘Oscars’ and ‘Globes’.
His creations have no analogues in modern cinema. Because he doesn’t make dramas, comedies or horror movies. He makes fairy tales. But not fairy tales for children, fairy tales for adults. Sometimes romantic like ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and sometimes mysterious and sad like ‘Sleepy Hollow’.
Briefly about the plot of the movie, New York XVIII century, a young constable with reforming tendencies is sent to the town of Sleepy Hollow, where there is a series of mysterious murders that must be investigated. You’ll say it’s a detective – but you’re wrong.
It turns out that the murders are committed by a mysterious headless horseman, who then takes the heads of his victims, and of course not without black magic. Say mysticism and fantasy – again wrong, this is not ‘Van Helsing’ and not ‘Dracula’. There is a love story in the movie, but it’s not another love story or melodrama. There is no name for this genre yet, for only Barton can come up with it.
The atmosphere, movie sets and sound effects are inexpressible. And also uncomplicated plot and a little humor plus excellent acting by Depp and a little worse, but at the level of Christina Ricci – a rattling mixture that does not allow the viewer to tear himself away from the screen until the final credits.
Separately I would like to say about the performer of the main role. Of course, it is Johnny Depp, Tim Burton’s favorite actor. It is very difficult to imagine any of Barton’s masterpieces without Johnny Depp playing the main role. I honestly find it hard to imagine performing the role of Ed Wood or Edward Scissorhands with anyone else. Depp has a phenomenal talent for getting into his roles, which is epitomized on screen. I think it’s hard for fans of ‘Pirates…’ to imagine, say, Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise playing Jack Sparrow.
In this movie, Depp, as in many of his others, is a bit troubled, nervous, with his own quirks, such as the fearless constable, scared to death of spiders and calmly conducting an autopsy on a corpse or hiding behind the back of a boy helper in the cave of an evil witch. As a hero-lover, he is also very funny: believing in the headless horseman, black magic and spells, he answers his beloved’s accusations of heartlessness: ‘I have not experienced feelings, I am constrained by the chains of reason’.
In general, Depp in this movie is exactly as he was loved by many fans to which I include myself.
Hidden meanings and deep morals in the movie I somehow did not notice, if someone found them, please share with everyone.
In general, to all those who have not watched it, I strongly advise: If you want to immerse yourself in a completely different world, created by the unrecognized genius Tim Burton, enjoy the game of Johnny Depp, feel the atmosphere of the fairy tale and just enjoy the spectacle, then this movie is for you.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (68.0 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
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