Arizona Dream

ARIZONA DREAM (aka AMERICAN DREAMERS)ย (15)
D: Emir Kusturica
Electric/Constellation/UGC/Hachette (Claudie Ossard & Yves Marmion)
USA/France ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท 1991 (released 1993)
119 mins

Comedy/Fantasy

W: David Atkins
DP: Vilko Filac
Ed: Andrija Zafranovic
Mus: Goran Bregovic

Johnny Depp (Axel Blackmar), Faye Dunaway (Elaine Stalker), Jerry Lewis (Leo Sweetie), Lili Taylor (Grace Stalker), Paulina Pourzikova (Millie), Vincent Gallo (Paul Leger)

Johnny Depp plays a New York fishmonger who visits Arizona to see his uncle and ends up falling in love with an older woman.
Equally quirky and surreal, idiosyncratic and original, with lots of artistic symbolism and postmodern homages to cinema classics (mostly The Wizard of Oz).
Half the audience will doubtlessly see this as pretentious dross while the other half will see it as the director intended, a bizarre dream.
Nevertheless, the acting is faultless (especially Faye Dunaway, delivering her finest performance since the 70's) and the soundtrack is excellent.
6/10

Johnny Depp in Arizona Dream
Johnny Depp in Arizona Dream
Did You Know:
The first cut of the film was approximately four hours long.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: noneย 

Nominations: none


OSCARS:

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BAFTAS

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Nominations: none


OTHER WINS:

Berlin International Film Festival (Silver Bear)