The story behind Johnny Depp appearing a Tom Petty music video

The music video starred Johnny Depp as the protagonist named Eddie Rebel, Gabrielle Anwar as Eddie’s girlfriend, Faye Dunaway as Eddie’s manager and featured cameos by Tom Petty as the Roadie named Bart (as well as the tattoo artist and reporter), Terence Trent D’Arby, Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips and Matt LeBlanc later of Friends.
The video starts like a storybook narration, as Eddie’s story unfolds. Eddie arrives in Hollywood after graduating high school and joins the local scene. He finds a girl (Anwar) who has the same tattoo as he has gotten, a heart impaled with a stilleto knife. As Eddie works as a doorman, his girlfriend teaches him to play guitar. Their landlady (Dunaway) turns out to be a cross between a fairy godmother and a svengali, managing his increasing success as a rock star.
Unfortunately the success goes to Eddie’s head, as he becomes more indulgent (getting drunk and rude at an MTV award ceremony and losing his temper in a music video shoot). Things come to a head when he excludes his manager from a red carpet event. Infuriated, his manager (Dunaway) waves her wand and breaks the spell, with disastrous results. Eddie’s career quickly fizzles, his girlfriend/wife leaves him, and the heart in his tattoo fades away. The story closes with Eddie returning to the tattoo parlor, where he finds a newcomer getting the same tattoo. Tom Petty then closes the video with the classic fairy tale ending that “they all lived happily ever after”. ~ (wiki)

johnny-depp-images-1The music video starred Johnny Depp as the protagonist named Eddie Rebel, Gabrielle Anwar as Eddie’s girlfriend, Faye Dunaway as Eddie’s manager and featured cameos by Tom Petty as the Roadie named Bart (as well as the tattoo artist and reporter), Terence Trent D’Arby, Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips and Matt LeBlanc later of Friends.

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The video starts like a storybook narration, as Eddie’s story unfolds. Eddie arrives in Hollywood after graduating high school and joins the local scene. He finds a girl (Anwar) who has the same tattoo as he has gotten, a heart impaled with a stilleto knife. As Eddie works as a doorman, his girlfriend teaches him to play guitar. Their landlady (Dunaway) turns out to be a cross between a fairy godmother and a svengali, managing his increasing success as a rock star.

Unfortunately the success goes to Eddie’s head, as he becomes more indulgent (getting drunk and rude at an MTV award ceremony and losing his temper in a music video shoot). Things come to a head when he excludes his manager from a red carpet event. Infuriated, his manager (Dunaway) waves her wand and breaks the spell, with disastrous results. Eddie’s career quickly fizzles, his girlfriend/wife leaves him, and the heart in his tattoo fades away. The story closes with Eddie returning to the tattoo parlor, where he finds a newcomer getting the same tattoo. Tom Petty then closes the video with the classic fairy tale ending that “they all lived happily ever after”. ~ (wiki)

Trent Reznor on Johnny Cash

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails (songwriter of Hurt) in a 2005 interview for Rolling Stone about seeing Johnny Cash’s video cover for the first time: “I saw the video and it took my breath away. Immediately my throat had a lump in it, and at that point, it really struck home. It was heartbreaking. I had goosebumps, which I have right now even thinking about it. It became really inspiring to me.… It works. And it probably works better than my version.… I haven’t listened to my version since then.”

Little Ashes: The Poet & The Painter + Robert Pattinson’s GQ Cover (old) News

The Advocate has a great article about Rob’s upcoming film, Little Ashes, which will be released on March 27th.
In 1920s Spain, when Lorca was a student in Madrid, the penalty for sodomy was 15 years in custody, and still he published his erotic love poems to the eccentric young painter and fellow student Salvador Dalí. Their affair became legendary, inspiring the new film Little Ashes, flush with dreamy scenes of Lorca (portrayed by the Spanish actor Javier Beltrán) and Dali (played by Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame). In one scene their young bodies swirl together under moonlit water as they share their angelic first kiss. In another, in the midst of an attempt at lovemaking, Dali, on the verge of being penetrated, panics. He abruptly departs for Paris, leaving the devastated Lorca behind: And yet I suffered for you. I gashed — my veins — white lilies dueling jaws about your waist.
Read the rest here. As much as I want to see Kristen Stewart’s Adventureland, which does battle at the box office on the same day, I think Little Ashes is my first choice!
Also, as we heard a MONTH ago, Rob will be gracing the cover of the April edition of GQ to promote Little Ashes.

Little Ashes Advocate

The Advocate has a great article about Rob’s upcoming film, Little Ashes, which will be released on March 27th.

In 1920s Spain, when Lorca was a student in Madrid, the penalty for sodomy was 15 years in custody, and still he published his erotic love poems to the eccentric young painter and fellow student Salvador Dalí. Their affair became legendary, inspiring the new film Little Ashes, flush with dreamy scenes of Lorca (portrayed by the Spanish actor Javier Beltrán) and Dali (played by Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame). In one scene their young bodies swirl together under moonlit water as they share their angelic first kiss. In another, in the midst of an attempt at lovemaking, Dali, on the verge of being penetrated, panics. He abruptly departs for Paris, leaving the devastated Lorca behind: And yet I suffered for you. I gashed — my veins — white lilies dueling jaws about your waist.

Read the rest here. As much as I want to see Kristen Stewart’s Adventureland, which does battle at the box office on the same day, I think Little Ashes is my first choice!

Also, as we heard a MONTH ago, Rob will be gracing the cover of the April edition of GQ to promote Little Ashes.  ~ (twicrackaddict.blogspot.com)

The reason that I have posted the above article is that the below article ties into the subject matter of some of my artworks: Robert Pattinson

Vampire Cedric channeling Salvador Dali

robert-pattinson-salvador-daliTwilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson dons a mustache – and a heavy accent – for his next role as Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes. PEOPLE has an exclusive clip of the movie, which is set in 1922 and focuses on Dalí as a young man in love with the poet Federico GarcÍa Lorca, played by Javier Beltrán. Check out Pattinson as the eccentric artist in a charged encounter with Lorca – and Dalí’s wife. Little Ashes opens in late March.

The reason that I have posted the above article is that the below article ties into the subject matter of some of my artworks: Robert Pattinson