For No Good Reason trailer, Depp profiles Steadman
I know who Ralph Steadman is and if you aren't sure of his name when you see one of his iconic drawings you'll recognise it immediately, but I wouldn't have imagined that a film about him would have been very interesting because the attraction is actually his work.
However the trailer for the biographical film For No Good Reason looks rather interesting and the reason is that it makes it look as though we're getting an unusually honest and probing view of the man himself.
Here's the blurb for For No Good Reason:
Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero Ralph Steadman and we take off on a high-spirited, lyrical, raging and soulful journey discovering the life and works of one of the most important radical British artists of modern times. Steadman rose to prominence in the early 70's when his impassioned and stirring images gained recognition through popular cultural publications and press both in the UK and US for their bold comment on world politics and human rights infringements.
For No Good Reason is a richly creative, visual feast of a film about the power and importance of art to achieve Steadman's aim "I learnt to draw...to try to change the world". Director Charlie Paul spent 15 years meticulously amassing the footage and creating the remarkable animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman's pictures. It is riot of stories and images that literally blast out of the screen as we take a trip through the wild and dark days of Steadman's time and consignments with Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas writer Hunter S Thompson, the Rumble in the Jungle, gun fights with literary giant William S Burroughs and his fiercely heart-felt politics.
Through Depp's lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what make this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and passion for civil liberties.
I think that says everything we really need to hear about it, suffice to say that the trailer does make it look very interesting and we get to see Steadman creating some of his art as well as some of them coming to life in animated sequences with famous appearances for voiceovers and commentary on his work.
Here's the trailer for For No Good Reason which comes through TrailerAddict: