Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Public Enemies

Photo taken from Public Enemies official website

Public Enemies, aka the movie this summer of lackluster blockbusters has been waiting for, opens today.

"Enemies" recounts the story of Great Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger and the FBI's attempts to capture him, dead or alive.

Many parts of the movie were filmed right here in Chicago during a 36 day long shoot "from late March to late June 2008," according to Metromix. Tell-tale landmarks include Union Station and the legendary Biograph Theater on Lincoln Avenue, where Dillinger was killed in 1934.

The excellent cast (Johnny Depp as Dillinger, Christian Bale as FBI Agent Melvin Pervis and Marion Cotillard as Dillinger's girlfriend Billie Frechette) and parallels to our current economy and public sentiment toward banks makes this movie a must-see in my book.

For history buffs, watch Bryan Burrough (who wrote the book "Public Enemies" the film is based on) discuss if the blockbuster is true to history.

And here's the trailer for those unfamiliar with - or for those who just want to get excited for - the movie:


GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Love that quote you left on the website of Ginny Branch: "finding the amazing in the everyday and in love." Anthonia, you said it first!

I try to be positive on my city daily photo blog, representing the beauty of a city that, at first glance doesn't seem very exciting or colorful. The enthusiasm and optimism rubs off. This has been the best year!

Ginny is pure inspiration for me, too. She's even inspired me to unpack a box or two that have been sealed in a corner of the garage for years. Urban archeology about to unfold. Happy Fourth!

p.s. Will definitely return to your blog. Am falling in love with Chicago!

Anthonia said...

Thank you for such the sweet response! Your photography (and website) is gorgeous and I've bookmarked your site for future viewing. I'm hoping to step up my design in some way to draw in more readers, so hopefully when you come back there will be something new to see!