I love Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. He is the best character actor because he takes on each character so well. He was meant to be different and different he is. Check out some of these Dark Shadows Movie Quotes.
Barnabas Collins: [holds a fork] I see you have been driven to even sell the prized family silverware.
Roger Collins: How can you tell? Those are exact replicas.
Barnabas Collins: Had this been silver, I would have burst into flame at the slightest touch.
Dr. Julia Hoffman: Is he for real?
Carolyn Stoddard: [sees Barnabas for the first time] Are you stoned or something?
Barnabas Collins: They tried stoning me, my dear. It did not work.
Barnabas Collins: [to Willie] When did they start allowing women of the night on the estate grounds?
[Barnabas stares at a lava lamp]
Barnabas Collins: What is that thing?
Dr. Julia Hoffman: It’s a lamp.
Barnabas Collins: It looks like a pulsating blood urn!
Barnabas Collins: [seeing TV for the first time] What sorcery is this?
[attacks the TV]
Barnabas Collins: Reveal yourself, tiny songstress!
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard: Fight on, Barnabas. Fight on for us.
Barnabas Collins: And fight I shall!
[Barnabas grabs a construction worker]
Barnabas Collins: I am terribly sorry, but you cannot imagine how thirsty I am…
Barnabas Collins: Hear me, future dweller, you will be my loyal servant, until such time as I release you.
Willie Loomis: So what’s first, master?
Barnabas Collins: You will cleanse me, servant!
Angelique Bouchard: I’m going to make an offer to you, Barnabas. My last. You can join me by my side and we can run Collinsport together as partners, and lovers… or I’ll put you back in the box.
Barnabas Collins: I have already prepared my counter-proposal. It reads thusly: You may strategically place your wonderful lips upon my posterior and kiss it repeatedly!
Director Tim Burton brings the cult classic series “Dark Shadows” to the big screen in a film featuring an all-star cast, led by Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter.
In the year 1750, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from England to start a new life in America, where they build a fishing empire in the coastal Maine town that comes to carry their name: Collinsport. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of falling in love with a beauty named Josette DuPres (Bella Heathcote) and breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death—turning him into a vampire, and then burying him…alive.
Nearly two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972, a stranger in an even stranger time. Returning to Collinwood Manor, he finds that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin, and the dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets.
Family matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the one person Barnabas entrusts with the truth of his identity. But his rather odd and anachronistic behavior immediately raises the suspicions of the live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), who has no idea what kind of problems she’s really digging up.
As Barnabas sets out to restore his family name to its former glory, one thing stands in his way: Collinsport’s leading denizen, who goes by the name Angie…and who bears a striking resemblance to a very old acquaintance of Barnabas Collins.
Also residing in Collinwood Manor are Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloë Grace Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gully McGrath). The longsuffering caretaker of Collinwood is Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley), and new to the Collins’ employ is David’s nanny, Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote), who is, mysteriously, the mirror image of Barnabas’ one true love, Josette.
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