HB - 292 x 248 mm
250 full-colour and b&w Illustrations
Rights sold: USA, UK, France, Germany, China, Sweden, Finland, Russia
Market: Film, Popular Culture
by Steven Daly
Johnny Depp is one of the most enigmatic, alluring and gifted actors of his generation, whose charismatic screen presence has brought to life some of cinema's most enduring characters, from the tragi-comic Edward Scissorhands and the fantastical Willy Wonka to the murderous Sweeney Todd and the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow. This retrospective provides illuminating commentary on each of Johnny Depp's movies, from his first ever role in A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984 through to The Lone Ranger. Lavishly illustrated with over 250 images and behind-the-scenes stills from the movies themselves, Johnny Depp: A Retrospective is a fitting tribute to one of the big screen's most unique talents and eternally popular icons.
Steven Daly was first a rock star, playing percussion for Orange Juice, the MOJO award-winning 1980s Glasgow band often credited with inventing “indie” rock, before becoming a critic and writer. He became a contributing editor at Vanity Fair in May 1999, interviewing Johnny Deep for the magazine in 2004. Prior to that, he was a contributor to Rolling Stone, Interview, and Spin, where he served as music editor from 1991 to 1992. He also served as the US cultural correspondent for BBC Radio 1 from 1994 to 1997. Daly is a co-author of Alt.culture (HarperCollins, 1995) and of The Rock Snob’s Dictionary (Broadway, 2005). He lives in New York.