New Public Enemies Featurette

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public enemies johnny depp New Public Enemies Featurette

A new featurette for Michael Mann’s upcoming Depression-era crime-drama, Public Enemies, debuted this week (inappropriately enough) during the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.

The featurette…um, features Public Enemies stars Christian Bale and Johnny Depp, as well as Mann himself, all discussing the era of The Great Depression and John Dillinger’s status as less of a criminal than a bonafide American celebrity. Most of the footage is lifted right from the Public Enemies trailer, but there are some new clips and the interviews with cast and director are pretty interesting.

Check out the behind-the-scenes featurette for Public Enemies:

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I have nothing less than supreme confidence that this film is going to ROCK. I’m already a pretty big Michael Mann fan (it rhymes so you know it’s real) and I even like his less-appreciated films, such as Miami Vice (that’s right, I said I like Miami Vice. Deal with it). Do I need to even argue that Johnny Depp and Christian Bale under one marquee is an awesome thing? I would think that by now it would be universally acknowledged that Public Enemies has the best pairing of quality actors since Bale and Heath Ledger faced off in The Dark Knight last summer.

For anyone who has a hard time distinguishing good films from bad ones: just listen to what Bale, Depp and Mann talk about in that video – their shared understanding of what John Dillinger meant for America at the time of The Great Depression, as well as the kind of icon he’s become today. These are serious filmmakers who grab hold of their films with both hands – much to the benefit of us, the audience. Can’t wait for the mindless summer season to get an injection of Oscar-level quality.

Public Enemies steals into theaters on July 1, 2009. Let us know what you thought of the featurette.

Source: First Showing

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  1. but back to this movie… it’s gonna rock

  2. I’m more unsure now I just saw a preview on the TV where Bale if you listen very closely almost has a rasp in his voice. I can’t believe he is using his Batman voice again. I mean seriously. /end sarcasm.

  3. true, but i think it’s gonna be more of an accenty rasp than a “i’m batman” rasp

  4. No Foopher any rasp at all is a Batman Rip off. It’s been made very clear that if he has a rasp in a movie it’s Batman.

  5. Alright, haha, alright. Just giving it the benefit of the doubt. But i don’t think it’ll be as hard core raspy as batman though. lol

  6. i just watched a trailer and there is no rasp in his voice at all. he whispered once and i guess that could be mistaken as a rasp.

  7. Foopher I was of course being sarcastic. Also there is a small rasp in his voice, but that’s because he has a light natural rasp just a hint of one. I was making fun of all the people who talked crap about Bales voice in Salvation which actually sounded nothing like BB or TDK.

  8. I’m not arguing or disagreeing, i’m just saying, haha. Bale always does a good job (no matter what his voice sounds like) same with J-dawg (Johnny Depp). I’m expecting this to be a good movie.

  9. it’s hard to sense sarcasm with text :)

  10. Well to be fair foopher I did put /end sarcasm.

  11. You’re right. haha. my oopsie.

    is there any more info on the movie, other than this featurette and the trailers?

  12. also, what’s your avatar say beside his head?