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'Ed Wood'

November 24, 1996|Kenneth Turan

Edward D. Wood Jr. was a 1950s filmmaker of such ineptitude that people who ponder extremes consider him the worst director ever. Tim Burton's black-and-white 1994 film turned out to be an entertaining and eccentric piece of business. Anchored by a full-throttle Oscar-winning performance by Martin Landau (pictured) as Bela Lugosi, "Ed Wood" is a fantasy for the terminally disaffected (Showtime early Friday at 1:30 a.m.).

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