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First Concept Art For Terry Gilliam's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 12:17 PM
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If the curse is lifted, all things go according to plan, Terry Gilliam will finally make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in 2014. Really. The director has long talked about re-mounting the project, wavering from being about ready to give up on the long gestating project, to spending most of the fall announcing it would be shooting this year. Indeed, it was recently that Gilliam revealed an October 3rd start date for the movie, while also adding the film indeed had financing. And now he's sharing new his new vision for the project.

Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 9:40 AM
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Having spoken to Terry Gilliam twice over the past year (read our Venice Film Festival interview in two parts here and here as well as our Marrakech Film Festival chat here) and following the filmmaker for much longer, we've learned that when he speaks it pays to listen. Unguarded and honest, there are few questions he won't answer with candor, and it has gotten him into some hot water from time to time. But at 73 years old, and having done everything from big Hollywood films to low budget indies, Gilliam has seen it all and it's no surprise that when he recently stopped by the Romanian TV show "Garantat 100%" he didn't hold back.

Marrakech Interview: Terry Gilliam On 'The Zero Theorem,' Re-Mounting 'Don Quixote' & The Return Of Monty Python

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 10, 2013 12:06 PM
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Terry Gilliam
Something in the Moroccan air agrees with Terry Gilliam. When we met him here last, two years ago, he was in fine, jocular form and again this time he laughed and joked his way through his Marrakech Film Festival duties as a returning guest. This is despite the fact that a lot of what he had to say was essentially pessimistic, often shaded with that dark humor that characterizes so much of Gilliam's best output.

Terry Gilliam Says He's Going To Attempt 'Don Quixote'... Again...

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 10:27 AM
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Over the summer, we got a chance to chat with the amiable Terry Gilliam, and we asked him how he felt about "Lost In La Mancha," the documentary chronicle of his failed attempt to make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," particularly as it has shined a fairly powerful light on one of his most enduring projects, one that is still yet to be made. "I keep drifting back to it, lured back by the siren song of 'Don Quixote.' I’m glad the documentary got made because I think it’s really quite wonderful. There’s something about it because I’ve always been intrigued by ruins as opposed to finished buildings," he explained. "There may be a film in people's minds based on the few bits of the ruin that still stands, that is a better film than the one I might make, if ever I do." And God bless him, he's going to try it... Again...

Terry Gilliam Says Stanley Kubrick Wanted Him To Make A Sequel To 'Dr. Strangelove'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 16, 2013 10:21 AM
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When you think about Stanley Kubrick's output, you don't really think about sequels. The celebrated auteur was not one to return to his previous work, and the lone sequel that did come from one of his movies, Peter Hyams' "2010: The Year We Made Contact," was so different in tone and spirit from "2001: A Space Odyssey" that it might as well just have been some other random science fiction movie (Kubrick was obviously uninvolved). But new comments made by "12 Monkeys" director Terry Gilliam suggest that before his death Kubrick was not only plotting a sequel, but had intended Gilliam to direct: a follow-up to his black comedy "Dr. Strangelove" entitled "Son of Strangelove."

Watch: Christoph Waltz Takes A Walk Through The Future In First Clip From Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 2, 2013 12:23 PM
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While the Venice, Telluride and TIFF overlap this year seems to be pretty severe, this is one very high-profile movie that is only stopping at the Lido without plans to come stateside just yet—Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem." The director's latest premiered this morning, and while the rest of us will have to wait for the movie to make its journey stateside, an intriguing taste has arrived.

Venice Review: Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’ Starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon & Tilda Swinton

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 2, 2013 6:45 AM
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It’s been a rough couple of decades to be a Terry Gilliam fan. Not just because he hasn't been as prolific as you’d like him to be, with several false starts or projects that never made it to a greenlight—most famously “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” which actually made it to production before falling apart. Because the films we have seen, at least since the start of the 21st century, have felt compromised (“The Brothers Grimm”), muddled (“The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus”) or borderline-unwatchable (“ Tideland”).

Interview: Terry Gilliam Explains How "Hard-Bender" Gets Films Financed, Why He Doesn't Like TV & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2013 12:05 PM
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There are few cinematic raconteurs as lively and interesting as Terry Gilliam, so you can imagine that when we chatted with him earlier this month, our conversation wound up being fairly wide-ranging. Yesterday, we ran the first part of our talk with Gilliam, focused solely on his forthcoming sci-fi effort "The Zero Theorem." And today, we bring the rest of our discussion with the filmmaker which fans and those just interested in the industry in general, will want to take a look at.

Interview: Terry Gilliam Talks 'The Zero Theorem,' Working With A Low Budget, Artistic Influences & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2013 12:01 PM
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If anyone personifies taking lemons and making lemonade, it might just be director Terry Gilliam. The filmmaker is almost as known for the battles he's endured on various pictures than the movies themselves, but it speaks to his spirit and determination that he's created a singular and distinctive catalog of work. There are few moviemakers who could've not only made "Brazil," but turned out a masterpiece in an environment where the studio was actively working against the director (documented thoroughly in The Criterion Collection's excellent edition of the film). "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" is still the closest anyone has come to capturing Hunter S. Thompson's fever dream prose, while "Twelve Monkeys" endures to the point that SyFy is now ordering up a pilot for a TV show based on the movie (and no, Gilliam has not been contacted about it).

First Poster For ‘The Zero Theorem,’ Terry Gilliam Promises "No Zombies, No Caped Crusaders, No Aliens"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2013 10:23 AM
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In one week, the Venice Film Festival will kick off the fall festival season, and among the may buzzy titles making their premiere is one that, as of yet, hasn't book a stateside date: Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem." The director's latest offering, an ambitious sci-fi effort in the spiritual vein of "Brazil," brings together a star-laden cast — Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Melanie Thierry, Ben Whishaw, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, Peter Stormare — to tell the story of an eccentric and reclusive computer genius, plagued with existential angst, who is working on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence, only to be continually diverted and interrupted by The Management.

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