Preston 10 February The film is also graced by fine performances by Martinez as Lazaro, who rebuffs Arenas' sexual advances but later becomes his dearest and most trusted friend; Johnny Depp in dual roles as a jail house transvestite who helps Arenas smuggle his manuscripts out to the world and as a sadistic prison guard; Sean Penn as a farmer who encounters the young Arenas on the road to Havana; and Michael Wincott as Herbet Z. Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. James Bernard, Composer to Count Dracula: The short life and times of Reinaldo Arenas. The harder the reality, and the more unexpected niches he makes, the more sweetly surprising are the nuggets he places.
The harder the reality, and the more unexpected niches he makes, the more sweetly surprising are the nuggets he places.
The film has excellent acting from Javier Bardem and smaller but equally excellent performances from Johnny Depp and Sean Pennwonderful scenery and, most of all, powerful and moving snippets from the work of a novelist whose poetic powers can inspire and lift above the poverty of life or bring emotional poignancy to the depths. Was this review helpful? Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton. Once the main character ends up being accused for something he didn't do, the film picks up and his journey becomes riveting.
The first take was perfect.