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Paul Risker continues his Terry Gilliam Retrospective...
American director John Huston once remarked, “The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on and one day you die. That is all there is to it.”
As strange as it may sound, this to all intents and purpose could be considered a nice way to consider Gilliam’s career to date. Not necessarily the idea of loneliness, though it is not difficult to imagine this maverick director having felt such a burden, but rather Huston’s phrasing of taking “a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on.”
That said, this expression would not apply exclusively to these two filmmakers, but rather every filmmaker past, »
- Flickering Myth
Paul Risker continues his Terry Gilliam retrospective...
Described by David Cronenberg as a “poetic horror film”, Terry Gilliam prefers to think of Tideland as Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho. The choice of words of both directors indicates that Tideland will sit as one of Gilliam’s more divisive films, offering the viewer an authentic Gilliamesque trip into imagination and madness. Or to pay heed to Jonathan Rosenbaum’s ominous warning, “Enter this diseased Lewis Carroll universe at your own risk.”
In order to discuss Tideland there is the need to refer back to The Brothers Grimm. Once again Gilliam had found himself in conflict with the film hierarchy, this time Miramax’s Weinstein brothers, Harvey and Bob.
Following prolonged creative differences, Gilliam prepped Tideland in less than two months, during a break from Brothers Grimm, in part hoping the commencement of his tenth film would bring to an end the »
- Flickering Myth
Paul Risker continues his Terry Gilliam retrospective....
Seven years would elapse between the release of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and The Brothers Grimm (2005). As there should be with any great storyteller, there is a story behind what is a magic number at this point in Gilliam’s career. In the seven years starting in 1991 with The Fisher King and concluding in 1998 with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Gilliam would direct three feature films, though in the seven years following Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Gilliam would find himself caught in the labyrinth of development hell, before he directed his ninth film: The Brothers Grimm.
During his three year hiatus from filmmaking between The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Fisher King, Gilliam had resorted to humorously holding up boards like a hitchhiker, “Studio-less filmmaker. Family to support. Will direct for food”, was quite the leap from three »
- Flickering Myth
The custody battle between "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey and her estranged husband, Peter Loughran, continues to rage after the HBO star allegedly claimed her ex is "too reckless" to be trusted with their child, TMZ writes.
The outlet reports that Headey filed documents against Loughran in an attempt to block him from taking their 2-year-old son, Wylie, to Ireland. In the documents, Headey alleges Loughran has exhibited poor judgment and can't be trusted to care for the boy alone.
Headey allegedly cited two examples to prove her case, according to TMZ. The judge ultimately sided with the HBO star, and Loughran wasn't given permission to take the boy to Ireland.
Visit TMZ to learn what Headey provided as examples.
The 39-year-old actress married the musician in May 2007.
After five years of marriage, Headey filed for divorce from Houghton in Los Angeles Superior County Court last July, citing "irreconcilable differences, »
- The Huffington Post
Jack the Giant Slayer is like an expensive remake of The Brothers Grimm, except more pricey and less interesting. Director Bryan Singer has always been a reliable director, but as is sometimes the case with Terry Gilliam the audience for his latest work seems unclear. It’s too goofy for most adults, not energetic enough for kids and instead exists as a tonally bizarre, lethargically paced oddity. It does manage the occasional moments of light-hearted entertainment, but they’re few and far between resulting in a strange and surprising misfire since on paper Jack’s journey sounds like a sure thing of a popcorn movie. Jack (Nicholas Hoult) is a good ‘ol farm boy who dreams of adventure, but the only ones he knows of exist above the clouds with the violent mythical giants who filled the stories of his childhood. Now 18 and living with his cranky exposition-heavy uncle, Jack finally embarks on one of those high-flying »
- Jack Giroux
Hungary has a new slasher horror in the works going by the title Bloody Night, and from what we’ve seen so far, it might well be worth a punt if it heads to your neck of the woods on the festival circuits. We’re intrigued to see the promised (soon be released) full teaser trailer, then we can all make a call if it lives up to the title. In the mean time, its press release... time.... “Budapest, Hungary - Bloody Night is a slasher film that has recently completed principal photography. This disturbing title has been shooting in Budapest, Hungary since January of 2013. And now, director Hakan Yildiz has released several photos from the shoot. Award nominee and writer Pau Masó is shown as one of several friends stalked by a mysterious killer. European based actor Anna Rust also appear in these stills. Rust is a relative up »
"The popcorn you are eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven." – 'The Kentucky Fried Movie' (1977)
Greetings from the apocalypse! If you lost some fingers to frostbite while walking down the driveway to get your mail, don't panic, that's perfectly normal for this time of year … on the east coast, anyway. A few bits of drudgery opening at the multiplex will numb your brain even more than the cold, but lucky for you I've scouted out some alternative routes towards weekend moviegoing satisfaction.
Friday, January 25
There was a minute or two in the late '90s/early '00s when The Farrelly Brothers were the undisputed heavyweight champions of comedy, but after round-one knockouts like "The Heartbreak Kid" and "The Three Stooges" they're officially classified "punch-drunk." Now it seems Peter Farrelly has made a movie so bad even his brother Bobby's not involved, and it's called "Movie 43." Taking »
- Max Evry
7 items from 2013
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