Thursday, March 5, 2009

Public Enemies

2009 is going to be a wicked year for films, many movies are currently flying under the radar and Public Enemies is one of them. Directed by Michael Mann and based on a true story set in the 1930's during the depression the movie is about a Robbin Hood type bank robber named John Dillinger who is being played by Johnny Depp. After a bunch of successful bank robbery's the law starts its man hunt led by Melvin Purvis who is played by Christian Bale. Johnny Depp Vs Christian Bale, It would be hard to mess that up....The movie is aiming for a July 1st release date.

I looked up some information on John Dillinger and he was a pretty interesting guy.
Here is some information I found on the real John Dillinger on Wikipedia

" John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903–July 22, 1934) was a bank robber in mid-western America. Some considered him a dangerous criminal, while others idolized him as a present-day Robin Hood. He gained this latter reputation (and the nickname "Jackrabbit") for his graceful movements during bank heists, such as leaping over the counter (a movement he supposedly copied from the movies) and many narrow getaways from police. His exploits, along with those of other criminals of the 1930s Depression era, such as Bonnie and Clyde and Ma Barker, dominated the attention of the American press and its readers during what is sometimes referred to as the public enemy era (1931-1935), a period which led to the further development of the modern and more sophisticated FBI. Among Dillinger's more celebrated exploits was his pretending to be a sales rep for a company that sold bank alarm systems. He reportedly entered a number of Indiana and Ohio banks and used this ruse to assess security systems and bank vaults of prospective targets. Another time, the gang pretended to be part of a film company that was scouting locations for a "bank robbery" scene. Bystanders stood and smiled as a real robbery ensued and Dillinger and friends rode off with the loot. Stories such as this only served to increase Dillinger's burgeoning legend. "


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