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Gilliam to retry for Don Quixote

  • 21-11-2008 11:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19,976 ✭✭✭✭humanji

    Just read this on imdb:
    imdb wrote:
    Director Terry Gilliam disclosed Thursday that he plans to restart production of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote next year after securing rights from the insurance company that paid out $15 million when the movie's sets were destroyed by a flash flood in 2000 and one of the stars of the movie pulled out following a serious injury. Speaking at a tribute to him Thursday night by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in London, Gilliam, who created the graphic images for the Monty Python TV shows and movies before launching his career as a film director, said that he now believes that God stepped in to "save his ass" on Don Quixote when the storm occurred. "I was in some way relieved that it did fall apart," he said. "Because I didn't have the money to finish it. It's a good thing it went down when it did because I would have got the blame for going over budget. I think this time we will make a better film."

    I really can't wait to see this.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,980 ✭✭✭✭mike65

    Read that elsewhere and saw the movie about the movie, good luck to him but I reckon he'll have a hard job raising the cash, its been a long time since Gilliam had a hit and Don Keyhote is not excatly obvious box-office material.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,933 ✭✭✭rizzla

    Lost in La Mancha was a good doc, the film about the film the other poster mentioned. Wonder if Depp is still onboard, thought it looked interesting and I really like Gilliam. Hope it works out for him this time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,880 ✭✭✭HalloweenJack

    Will he get insurance?

  • Registered Users Posts: 59,218 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Bump :)

    Terry Gilliam Wraps Production on ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ After 17 Years
    Terry Gilliam finally knocked down the windmill. After nearly two decades of work, several failed attempts and any number of different actors attached to the project, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” has finally wrapped production. Gilliam — whose efforts to loosely adapt Miguel de Cervantes’ timeless novel inspired the documentary “Lost in La Mancha” — marked the occasion with a celebratory Facebook post.

    “Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been busy packing the truck and am now heading home,” he wrote. “After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE. Muchas gracias to all the team and believers. QUIXOTE VIVE!”

    Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver star in the film, which was announced at Cannes last year; Jean Rochefort, Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall, Ewan McGregor and many others were previously involved.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,888 ✭✭✭✭bnt

    Looks like we actually have a real movie here. As well as Pryce and Driver, the cast includes Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård, Rossy de Palma and Joana Ribeiro.

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,488 ✭✭✭Goodshape

    Looks Gilliam!

  • Registered Users Posts: 59,218 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Really delighted for him that he finally got his labor of love made.

    Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Will Screen In Cannes
    UPDATED with festival statement, more detail: Following yesterday’s court decision to allow the closing-night screening of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Cannes Film Festival organizers today released an official statement on the matter — one that calls out Paulo Branco who had been seeking an injunction.

  • This premieres at Cannes on Saturday. Finally! I’m really looking forward to seeing it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,426 ✭✭✭Roar

    Must watch Lost in La Mancha again. One of the great making of documentaries. Or not making of, as the case may be.

  • Short clip about the making of the film.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 59,218 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Can't wait to watch the second doc made about the making of this passion film.

    Well I really hope they were filming for one parallel to the re-filming of the film.

    ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’: Terry Gilliam Loses Court Battle, No Longer Owns Rights to Long-Delayed Film

    The making of this film has been nothing if not quixotic.
    After a decades-long production process that saw several failed iterations and even a documentary about its making, Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” appeared to have a happy ending when it finally premiered at Cannes last month. Mixed reviews followed, and now Gilliam has lost a protracted court battle over the rights to his long-delayed passion project: The Paris Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of former producer Paulo Branco, who sued Gilliam over rights to the project.

    The filmmaker has also been ordered to pay Branco’s Alfama Films €10,000 ($11,600) in fees. He previously won a case that allowed him to screen “Don Quixote” at Cannes, though the victory was short-lived. ”The ruling means that the rights to the film belong to Alfama. Any exploitation of the film up until now has been completely illegal and without the authorisation of Alfama,” Branco told Screen Daily.

    “We will be seeking damages with interest from all the people involved in this illegal production and above all, all those who were complicit in its illegal exploitation. We’re holding everyone responsible.”

    By “everyone,” he means not only Gilliam but also “the film’s producers, Kinology, all the others who supported the film, including those who distributed the film in France and the Cannes Film Festival, everyone.”

    “The film belongs in its entirety to Alfama,” Branco added. “The film was made illegally. It’s the first time, I’ve ever seen so many people embark on a mission to produce and exploit a film, without holding the rights. It’s a unique case.”

  • The saga continues... I just want to see this!

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,888 ✭✭✭✭bnt

    From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch’.

    — Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

  • Registered Users Posts: 59,218 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson

    Streaming now on Crackle for those who can get it.