Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, ...
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Don Quixote is an unfinished film project produced, written and directed by Orson Welles. Principal photography took place between 1957 and 1969. Test footage was filmed as early as 1955, ... See full summary »
Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho ... See full summary »
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Adapted from the work of Miguel de Cervantes, this is the story of a hidalgo, fanatic for chivalry novels, who loses his sanity and believing to be a knight named Don Quixote de La Mancha, decides to go on imaginary adventures along with his friend, the simple farmer Sancho Panza, who becomes his squire. On their journeys, they rescue dames in distress in honorable acts and fight giants among other perils, with Don longing to be with the love of his life, lady Dulcinea, and Sancho waiting to be rewarded with an island where he's about to become a governor.Written by
There had been a rival theatrical production which was cancelled by Phoenix Pictures in 1997. Fred Schepisi was to direct, and Robin Williams and John Cleese were to star. See more »
[possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers, who reportedly wanted to make the locale and costumes more colorful] The actual La Mancha is a more arid, monotonous region than the countryside shown in the film. Although it was shot in Spain, Andalusia stood in for La Mancha. See more »
John Lithgow as Don Quixote is probably one of the best matchings that the film industry has ever had (ranks right up there with Jack Nicholson as The Joker). That, the scenery of La Mancha, and keeping things close to "true-to-story" are the only good things of the movie. Bob Hoskins did a decent job as Sancho, but his British accent ruined the effect. Also doing a decent job with her role was Vanessa Williams as Dulcinea, but again they should have found someone with more Castillian looks and accent. The Duke and Duchess wore clothing that did not fit the time to which the story took place. Don Quixote's adventures were well done and the special effects didn't ruin the movie as I had feared, but several well-known adventures, such as a fight with a caged lion, were noticeably missing. This makes me wish the movie was a two-part four-hour mini series. It is worth watching, but as with any story, the book is better.
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