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Review: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The movie in your head is sometimes better than the actual movie. Think of the hype engendered by seeing good trailers and clips, or reading teases of the plot and descriptions of big scenes. The imagination fills in the gaps so well that t...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Getting to know Zero Theorem's characters

Like my profound sub-header there? It felt necessary with all this talk of nothing in these new Zero Theorum character posters that just landed to celebrate the film's release on iTunes yesterday. If you're into Terry Gilliam you've pr...

 
 
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First official trailer for Terry Gilliam's Zero Theorem

Although Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem made its festival rounds last year, it has yet to get an official domestic release. I'm not going to sit here and try to dissect or front that I know exactly what's going on in the trailer above, b...

 
 
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Book: Very Naughty Boys (HandMade Films)

My knowledge of the British film industry is spotty at best. Beyond the requisite Hammer fandom, an admiration for classic Ealing comedies (e.g., Kind Hearts and Coronets), and adoration of the Free Cinema movement, I'm pretty ignorant abou...

 
 
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Terry Gilliam on the Time Bandits sequel that never was

This week sees the release of Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of HandMade Films by Robert Sellers, published by Titan Books. Started by the late George Harrison, the British production company was responsible for Monty Python's Th...

 
 
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Movies That Changed Us: Adventures of Baron Munchausen

A friend once asked me to name a book, an album, and a movie that explains who I am. The book would be Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. The album would be Loveless by My Bloody Valentine. For years, the movie would have been Brazil or Magnolia...

 
 
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Terry Gilliam comments on Johnny Depp's Don Quixote

Last week we reported that Johnny Depp is working on a Don Quixote film for Disney. Depp had been attached to Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote years ago. Both Hey U Guys and Red Carpet News TV had a chance to interview Gillia...

 
 
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Terry Gilliam doing existential sci-fi w/ Christoph Waltz

Terry Gilliam is doing a new feature film, and it's The Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz. And there was much rejoicing. (So, looks like that adaptation of Paul Auster's Mr. Vertigo is on the backburner, and The Man Who Killed Don Quixo...

 
 
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The Cult Club: Tideland (2005)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well ...

 
 
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Is The Man Who Killed Don Quixote back on track?

Terry Gilliam's long-suffering project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote may finally be headed to production after nearly fifteen years of trials and tribulations. The film, about a man transported back in time to travel with Don Qui...

 
 
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Terry Gilliam on The Wholly Family; watch it online 1/23

Terry Gilliam has been playing the waiting-for-money game on two features: an adaption of Paul Auster's Mr. Vertigo and a second shot at The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Rather than sit still, he's kept busy by directing the opera The Damna...

 
 
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Terry Gilliam's 10 lessons for today's filmmakers

At the 11th Annual Marrakesh International Film Festival, Terry Gilliam led a master class on filmmaking for Moroccan film students. Filmmaker Magazine got a chance to speak with Gilliam prior to the class, and he provided them with 10...

 
 
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No man can kill Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is not quite dead. In fact, it's getting better and feels happy. Gilliam may resaddle the plagued production in spring 2012 with Robert Duvall as Quixote. (You can watch the original production crumble in the ...

 
 
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Terry Gilliam has Vertigo

Gilliam fans, take note: Terry Gilliam is working on a screenplay for the book Mr. Vertigo. He makes it a clear point that it may not turn into an actual film, but that a script is definitely in the works. A script for the book had previous...

 
 




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