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Watch: Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' With New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 9:20 AM
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The Zero Theorem
"It’s impossible to predict," Terry Gilliam told us last August on the eve of the world premiere of "The Zero Theorem" at the Venice Film Festival. "Fewer people have seen 'Zero Theorem' during the making of it and the editing of it than any film I’ve done. The basis of any predictions is not solid. Harry Knowles, he said it was the best thing I’ve done since 'Brazil' and watched it three times in a row. That kind of excitement and enthusiasm about a film is what I love and it doesn’t mean it’ll find a monstrously huge audience, but there's enough of an audience for it. I just keep clinging to the fact that 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Singin’ in the Rain' weren’t big hits when they came out."

Terry Gilliam: My Life In 8 Movies

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 4, 2014 3:27 PM
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Kicking off what may be a semi-regular series, the wonderful Terry Gilliam proved totally game for the challenge when we found we had a few minutes to spare at the end of our interview at the Göteborg International Film Festival (you can find the rest of it here). Essentially, the idea is that while we're interested in our favorite filmmakers’ films, we’re also interested in what they’re interested in, and we hope you might be too.

Interview: Terry Gilliam On Rewriting 'Don Quixote,' His Role In 'Jupiter Ascending' & Lacking Diplomacy

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 3, 2014 2:49 PM
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Terry Gilliam, Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam is fast becoming one of our favorite interviewees, so in general we take every opportunity we can to talk to him. Just after its Venice premiere, we had a long chat about his new film and at-least-partial return to form, “The Zero Theorem,” and then early last month we talked again in Marrakech. Which meant that during our time with him at the Göteborg International Film Festival this week, we found ourselves in the unusually luxurious position of having time to talk about other things, cabbages and kings.

Watch: Christoph Waltz Tries To Solve 'The Zero Theorem' In New Trailer For Terry Gilliam's Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 2:10 PM
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Zero Theorem
" 'Zero Theorem' was more a reaction to the connected world," director Terry Gilliam told us at the Marrakech Film Festival in December. "We all exist as part of the connection, we are a neuron in this bigger thing, can we disconnect? Can solitude be more interesting? I don’t know if people know who they are unless they spend time alone...they only know reactions, tweets etc, not actual existences. So that’s what interested me in the script, and we just started working. The film is much different than the film we started with. I like this film!" But will we like it? The first official trailer is here to make the case.

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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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Concept Art
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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Terry Gilliam
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.

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