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

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  November 1996 (UK)
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A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Fulton ...
Narrator (voice)
Dorothea Braemer ...
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Kristi Connors ...
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Ken Haas ...
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John Haralambous ...
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Daniel Hardt ...
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Bob Hering ...
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Meg Knowles ...
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Michael Kuetemeyer ...
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Karin Morris ...
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Birgitte Mortensen ...
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Michael O'Reilly ...
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Christopher Sapienza ...
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Anula Shetty ...
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Brad Thoennes ...
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A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

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Der Hamster Faktor und andere Twelve Monkeys Geschichten  »

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A step above other "making of" documentaries.
29 June 2003 | by (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

Most "making of" documentaries are little more than puff pieces in which the director and lead actors bs about what a wonderful experience it was to make the film and why you should go see it. The Hamster Factor is quite a bit different. Fulton and Pepe were brought on as "witnesses" rather than promoters. The documentary is refreshingly honest about the process including the moments of doubt, the temporary loss of vision, the angst following test screenings and the eventual success of the movie. The Hamster Factor also does a better job at describing the technical details of how the film gets made from pre-production debates in bare-walled offices with distressed office furniture, to on-location production to editing in bare-walled offices with distressed office furniture.

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