Throwback Thursday: “Sleepy Hollow”

Not to be confused with the current t.v. show on Fox (which I love!), Tim Burton’s “Sleepy Hollow” (1999) starred not one, not two, but THREE PT alumni: Ian McDiarmid, Christopher Lee, and Ray Park as the Headless Horseman during his supercool fight scenes. Come to think of it, that’s not only three PT alumni, that’s three Sith Lords in one film! How appropriate for a horror movie released in time for Halloween.

Johnny Depp played Ichabod Crane, probably the first to transform the dorky Crane of Washington Irving’s tale into a dashing hero, although a bit more eccentric than hunky Tom Mison’s Crane on the t.v. show. Christina Ricci played Katrina and the rest of the cast included Christopher Walken, and Casper Van Diem.

Here’s McDiarmid in costume:

And Christopher Lee:

And finally, Ray Park in action:



7 Responses to “Throwback Thursday: “Sleepy Hollow””

  1. M. Marshall Says:

    I know this is a bit off-topic but last night’s episode of “The Flash” gave a brief PT reference and a background extra was dressed as a PT era jedi. You can view the episode “Going Rogue” on to catch the reference.

  2. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    And Ian was kind of a good guy, or at least his conscience got the better of him. Too bad It was too late…

  3. Stefan Kraft Says:

    Three Sith Lords in one movie? Obviously, Sleepy Hollow is not SW canon…

  4. piccolojr1138 Says:

    Taylor Gray (Ezra) about Vanessa Marshall (Hera) :

    “IGN: Vanessa certainly, Freddie’s a big fan and of course Dave himself, who’s coming off years of working on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Is it interesting to work with these people and closely feel that passion that a lot of people out there have for it?

    Gray: It’s unbelievable. On our first episode, they had a couple Disney PR people and Lucasfilm people come by to film a little introductory video for everyone. We all did them back to back to back and Vanessa’s, she broke down crying. She was talking about Order 66 and got so invested and I was blown away. I was like, wow, I need to learn more, because there’s obviously a reason that someone can feel that strongly about it. I understand now, still not on the level that they know, I understand how cool it is. It’s a whole world that takes place somewhere else but it’s all relatable to us and things in our life and I think that’s what makes Star Wars so special. But yeah, there are some brainiacs on our cast and crew, which is very fun to be around.”

    And also :
    “IGN: You guys get to record episodes together as a cast. What’s that like?

    Gray: It’s awesome. I haven’t ever done any animated stuff aside from this, so I thought this was how it always went and I was saying how much I enjoyed it and Dave told me that that’s not a normal thing. It’s something that George [Lucas] started on Clone Wars and said that he really thought it’s something that they needed. I completely agree.”

    • Brian47 Says:

      Nice comments in that interview indeed and I think there was audio posted somewhere here with Vanessa talking about her love of the entire saga.

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