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Terry Gilliam About Ready To Give Up On 'Don Quixote,' Doesn't Want To Do A Marvel Movie & New Pics From 'Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 9:42 AM
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The saga of the unmade, on-again, off-again "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" could be a movie unto itself. And actually, it is, with the documentary "Lost In La Macha" capturing Terry Gilliam's first failed/cursed attempt to bring the Tony Grisoni-penned picture to the big screen. And since then, the movie has moved in fits and starts, with money sometimes coming together only to fall apart, as cast members such as Ewan McGregor, Robert Duvall and the long attached Johnny Depp (who is now working on his own 'Quixote' movie at Disney) have come and gone. But the filmmaker has pursued and completed other projects, including the forthcoming "The Zero Theorem" which is gearing up to make its debut in Venice in just a couple of weeks. However, it appears 'Quixote' nearly happened, again.

Watch: 90-Minute 'The Hamster Factor' About The Making Of '12 Monkeys' Plus Terry Gilliam Talks 'Time Bandits' Restoration

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • August 7, 2013 11:17 AM
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“The Zero Theorem” is just a few weeks away from being revealed at the Venice Film Festival and expectations are high for Terry Gilliam's new venture into Orwellian territory. A few weeks ago, a trailer unspooled online and was promptly eradicated from every corner of the interwebs due to copyright claims. So for those of you who didn't manage to catch a glimpse of the trailer, you can comfort yourselves by watching the videos below.

Watch: Full 2 Hour Presentation Of Terry Gilliam's 2011 Production Of Berlioz's 'The Damnation Of Faust'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • July 25, 2013 6:02 PM
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It was reported in May of 2011 that director Terry Gilliam was helming a stage production of Berlioz’s “The Damnation of Faust” for the English National Opera in London. After a string of failed, compromised and/or disappointing films over the year — “The Brothers Grimm” and “Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” among them - the hope was that Gilliam would find his past inspiration within Faust’s story of a man who sells his soul for youth and success. And well, he did. Our own Oliver Lyttleton reported on the original stage run and proclaimed that it was “Gilliam’s best work as a director in at least twenty years,” giving it an A grade in the process.

First Official Images Arrive For Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' Starring Christoph Waltz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 3:06 PM
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With considerable hubbub raised for Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" in recent weeks thanks to some substantial footage leaking online, and word from the director himself that his film would be appearing in competition at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, the buzz continues to grow.

Terry Gilliam Says 'The Zero Theorem' Headed To Venice Film Festival; Jessica Chastain's 'Eleanor Rigby' Also Rumored

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 14, 2013 3:13 PM
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Summer blockbuster season is now on the downward slope, and the festival season is on the horizon and we've already started getting ready for what will be an onslaught of eagerly anticipated films. Just last month, we laid out our predictions for the Venice Film Festival ahead of the formal announcement coming from organizers this month. But it looks like we locked down at least one movie that was already considered a strong contender to appear.

5 “Cursed” Movie Productions That Survived Bad Buzz And 5 That Didn't

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 24, 2013 3:51 PM
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5 Movies With Bad Buzz
“World War Z” will in all likelihood be looked back on as an important turning point in the narrative of bad buzz prematurely equating to a flop. It's an interesting case study for studios trying to turn back the tide on troubled productions. These days, with transparency and information as available as it is, bad buzz can severely hurt a film. Look at “Gangster Squad” (delayed and then had its ending reshot), “Battleship” (delayed, looked like Michael Bay at sea) or “John Carter” (delayed, had a title changes, suffered from a terrible marketing campaign). These are three recent films that only reinforced the traditional narrative -- these movies are troubled, therefore they’re going to suck.

Watch: 3-Minute Trailer & More Footage From Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 23, 2013 5:49 PM
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Well, watch this while you can because it will probably be yanked off the Internet in short order. But for the past few weeks, some footage of Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" -- including a rather spoiler heavy reel featuring 12 minutes of material -- have been kicking around some parts of the interwebs, but over the weekend they made their way to some forums and YouTube, and thus here we are.

Garrett Hedlund Replaces Jason Clarke In William Monahan's 'Mojave'; Terry Gilliam Has Small Role In The New Wachowski Movie

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 16, 2013 5:39 PM
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Even without being massively fond of many of the films produced from his screenplays (not least his pretty bad directorial debut "London Boulevard"), we're fond of William Monahan and his salty dialogue, best embodied in his Oscar-winning script for "The Departed," and we're always hopeful that he'll come up with the goods. So despite our feelings about "London Boulevard," we're hopeful for his follow-up "Mojave," not least because of the cast he's assembling.

Scarlett Johansson's Directorial Debut 'Summer Crossing' To Shoot Next Year, 'Hugo' Duo Reteam For 'The White Circus'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 16, 2013 4:35 PM
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t's almost a decade since Scarlett Johansson became a major star thanks to Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation," and the actress continues to confound expectations; her diverse pick of roles of late has included a Cameron Crowe rom-com, superhero epic "The Avengers," playing Janet Leigh in "Hitchcock" and, coming up, playing a cannibalistic alien in Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin." And now she's taking another curve; she' s going to direct.

Style Or Substance? 20 Visually Stunning Movies That Go For Broke

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • May 8, 2013 1:51 PM
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20 Visually Dazzling Movies
No matter what you think of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," opening this week in ultra-luxurious 3D, one thing's for sure – it looks pretty spectacular. Filled with lovingly crafted costumes, opulent sets, and computer generated imagery that makes ragtime New York seem like a quasi-futuristic metropolis, it is drunk on its own excess. It feels like the movie Luhrmann has been angling towards for a while and has finally achieved (thanks in part to the added dimensionality of 3D), for better or worse. It's a giant, gilded, vulgar monstrosity that overwhelms more often than it entertains. And it got us thinking about other movies whose similarly excessive styles have either been an asset or a detriment. So put on your 3D glasses, your best pink pinstripe suit, and grab a glass of bootleg liquor, for our list of 20 visually dazzling movies.

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