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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009

Milwaukee Color

During last year’s filming of Public Enemies, a film depicting the true story of FBI agent Melvin Purvis’ attempt to apprehend criminals John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd, many Wisconsinites learned for the first time...
07.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Parts of director Michael Mann�s Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, were filmed in Wisconsin. Aside from any incentives offered by the state, one reason was the ability to use an actual location of a shoot-out between Dillinger and his nemesis, FBI Special Agent Melvin Purvis. The Little Bohemia Lodge, a resort in Manitowish Waters, still stands today with a few bullet scare...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Public Enemies, the Johnny Depp movie filmed in Wisconsin, has so many interesting things to say about what’s going on in America today, it’s too bad almost all of its messages are subliminal. The film is basically a grown-up cartoon. Depp and his fellow actors skulk around in hats and...
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Johnny Depp stars as bank robber John Dillinger

Outlaws are beloved by law-abiding citizens in most every land, even by people who would be scared stiff to meet one. To define terms: An outlaw is no mere criminal. Serial killers, spouse beaters and investment brokers don't make the grade. An outlaw shimmers with reckless romanticism, and a spark of goodness must illuminate his legend. The archetypal outlaw among English speakers, Robin Hood, robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. John Dillinger spent the money he stole on himself, but according...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Movie Madness:

A Public Enemies Sneak Peek Speakeasy party at the RDI Stages was jammed with Wisconsin’s movers, shakers and friends of film. Clad in Roaring Twenties attire while checking guests’ secret passwords were actress Emily Vitrano and accountant Tim Grove. The snazzy soiree...
Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tonight @ Marcus Majestic Cinema, Brookfield, 8:30 p.m.

Film Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a thriving film industry in the state, enjoyed a high-profile victory when Michael Mann filmed parts of his new gangster epic Public Enemies around the region. The likely blockbuster, which stars Johnny Depp as the sexy criminal John Dillinger and Christian Bale as the sexy FBI agent who tries to thwart him, will screen tonight as part of a fund-raiser for Film Wisconsin and the Milwaukee County Historical Center, where one...

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