Monday, May 21, 2007
An Open, Non-Humorous Letter to Johnny Depp
Hi, Mr. Depp. I can't imagine how you stumbled upon this page, but I am glad you did.
I have loved all the movies I have seen by Roman Polanksi, and The Ninth Gate is no exception.
Since as an actor I imagine you probably have some degree of empathy for the characters you play, I wanted to ask you some questions about the ending of the movie.
How do you feel about the fate of your character?
Where is the character going?
What is the character becoming?
Is the ending positive, negative, neither?
What does the ending say about the character's journey from a cynical bookseller to ... something else?
I'm not so much interested in the physicality or mechanics regarding where the character is now, more interested from a spiritual, metaphorical perspective.
Anyone that is not Johnny Depp, please also feel free to put in your two cents.
For the record, I liked the ending.