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We're all just victims of circumstance

« on: February 14, 2007, 07:42:16 PM »

I don't know why I got to thinking about this movie again, but if you want to see a real cursed movie set this is the documentary for you.

It follows Terry Gilliam trying to film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote".  If you ever thought you had bad luck with a project it's nothing compared to this crew.

Between the jet fighter flying over, the torrential thunderstorm that washes their equipment away,  the guy playing Quixote's back problems, and all the other problems you have to feel some pity for Gillliam.

I learned one thing from this movie, when a picture starts going south the assistant director is the first casualty.

If you've never seen this and your interested in the movie biz, it's worth a watch.

And you thought Trek isn't cool.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2007, 12:41:15 AM »

I really like this film.  It's especially good if you're a Terry Gilliam fan, but like you said, it's worth watching if you want to see a less fortunate side of movie making.

The movie isn't dead, though.  I think that Gilliam and co. have gotten the script back from the insurance company that owned it, and I think that they're waiting for some funding and for Johnny Depp to be available.  In the mean time, Terry and Charles McKeown (he co-wrote Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) have written a script about "a person with eternal life who's basically a storyteller, but the world has moved on and his brand of storytelling is of no interest."  They seem confident about the funding and it looks like we'll see another Gilliam movie in the near future.

I have a (digital) copy of the Defective Detective script if anyone is interested...

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 03:38:49 PM »

I saw this movie as well and I say this should be shown to everybody interested in making movies.

It also provides a beautful Insight how creativity works, the way Gilliam experiments with the camera was really interesting.

And the movie is very entertaining I'm still bemused by the scene when Gilliam had to realize that planes will continously fly over the scene.


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