Tuesday, November 14, 2006

GreenCine Interview With Keith Fulton

From the ho-hum so-so-ishness of The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of The Twelve Monkeys to the edge-of-seat suspense and, ultimately, cruel heartbreak of Lost in La Mancha, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe were the principal chroniclers of a good few years of Terry Gilliam-powered movie-magicking. Where he went, they followed, even through the jaws of filmmaking hell.

I envied them, of course, and initially I was doubtful of their qualifications. In the end, though, at the collapse of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, they were there when necessary, striving to capture and best represent the images and events that most mattered.

Last year they made their fiction-film directing debut with the fake documentary Brothers of the Head, scripted by Tony Grisoni (Tideland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Death Defying Acts), and which I reviewed previously. Without a doubt, their film was this year's quintessential lost film: mentioned too little, discussed too lightly, underdistributed and underestimated.

Thankfully, though, some have been chewing the film over and spreading the word. Keith Fulton's solid, interesting interview on Brothers (as well as the Gilliam documentaries) has now been published on the GreenCine website. It's too late to benefit the film's theatrical run, but hopefully it will prove to be just a drop in an ocean of coverage (well, bathtub at least) surrounding the DVD release.

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