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The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996)

Video  -  Documentary  -  November 1996 (UK)
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The title refers to a production issue in Twelve Monkeys (1995), where a hamster in a hamster exercise wheel was used as part of the set decoration. When the hamster refused to perform at the appropriate time, production was halted, causing a relatively simple scene (less than 10 seconds of screen time) to take almost an entire day to film. See more »

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Mick Audsley: Art is working on something till you like it, then leaving it that way.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle
From Carmen by Georges Bizet
Performed by Suzanne Loerch (mezzo-soprano)
Linda Blondel (piano)
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Interesting and intelligent documentary
8 June 2002 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

This documentary is included in full on the DVD of Twelve Monkeys that I have.

It documents the difficulties encountered in trying to make a relatively un-Hollywood movie inside of the Hollywood system. It tells the story of how Twelve Monkeys got to be made under exceptional circumstances, and is very effective at conveying the frustrations and problems encountered in dealing with the various collaborators.

Nevertheless, it remains light-hearted and candid, and is presented in the true off-beat style of Terry Gilliam. It also gives us a fascinating look at Terry Gilliam's unique style of filmmaking.

Very interesting.


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