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Watch: Terry Gilliam Talks His Career In 45-Minute Chat, Plus Clips, Featurettes & 25 New Pics From ‘Zero Theorem’

  • By Ben Brock
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  • March 19, 2014 10:48 AM
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Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam's “The Zero Theorem,” which is the very first thing on our Best Films on 2014 We've Already Seen list, and which our own Oliver Lyttleton gave a pretty decent review in Venice, finally found a US distributor a couple of weeks ago and will hit American screens this summer. In the meantime it's appearing in various parts of the world already, and was released in the UK last week.

Watch: New Clip And Images From 'The Zero Theorem,' Terry Gilliam Responds To Zack Snyder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:37 AM
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The Zero Theorem
"Watchmen" may have come out five years ago, but it feels like yesterday given the back-and-forth that's happening through the various participants in the project. Joel Silver, producer of the version that was once slated be directed by Terry Gilliam, started the ball rolling by calling out Zack Snyder's film as being a "slave" to Alan Moore's comic. Snyder didn't take long to respond, declaring that his movie was made to "save it from the Terry Gilliams of the world," and now Gilliam himself has entered the fray.

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."

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.

Listen: Composer George Fenton's Main Theme For Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 10:26 AM
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Zero Theorem
There are many movies coming in 2014, but thanks to the festival circuit, we've already seen a good handful of them. And one to put on your radar for this year is Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem."

The 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 7, 2014 3:45 PM
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20 Best 2014 Films We've Already Seen
The more OCD among us here at Playlist Towers find it a source of constant aggravation that release dates vary so much from territory to territory, and festivals often get premieres a full 18-or-so months before a film gains a proper U.S. release, that doing a cut-and-dried list of any given year’s movies becomes less science than art. And while it’s an art that has already yielded our first magnum opus of the year, the 100 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014, (and we should probably be awarded the rest of January off as a result) there’s still a category of film we’ve left unmined: those movies that we saw and reviewed in 2013 at festivals or sneak screenings or parts foreign that won’t be in theaters until 2014.

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.

'The Immigrant,' 'The Zero Theorem,' 'Like Father Like Son' & More Headed To Marrakech International Film Festival

The Immigrant
With a jury headed by Martin Scorsese and including Faith Akin, Patricia Clarkson, Marion Cotillard, Amat Escalante, Golshifteh Farahani, Anurag Kashyap, Narjiss Nejjar, Park Chan-wook and Paolo Sorrentino and with masterclasses conducted by Bruno Dumont, James Gray, Abbas Kiarostami, Nicolas Winding Refn and Régis Debray, the Marrakech Flim Festival certainly isn't slouching when it comes to attracting big name talent. And effort extends to the official lineup of the festival. Read More »

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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