So did Wisconsin get it right with 'Public Enemies' ?
Posted at 5:35 PM on June 25, 2009
by Euan Kerr
I'm off to see a preview of "Public Enemies," the Johnny Depp John Dillinger film.
It was one of the films which some folks thought should have been shot in Minnesota, but lost out to Wisconsin because of a more film-finance friendly package.
The film is based on the book by Bryan Burrough, who will read from the book at the Landmark Center in St Paul on July 10th (free but reservations required here.)
Anyway I'll let you know what I think.
As a crime historian who hasn't seen "Public Enemies" yet, I'll be curious to hear your review of the Johnny Depp film about America's most beloved bankrobber.
What a pity that the 1934 shootout at St. Paul's Lincoln Court Apartments won't be depicted in all its bloody glory by director Michael Mann - let alone the killing of Dillinger's machinegunner Homer Van Meter (played by Steven Dorff in the movie) on University Avenue!
Paul Maccabee, author
"John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul"