Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gilliam Chats With Sydney Morning Herald: Parnassus, Quixote, No Mention Of Gorillaz

In a new interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Gilliam covers all of the typical bases from his interviews of late: Spamalot, Tideland, upcoming projects.

Do go read the whole thing, but here are choice excerpts. Firstly, on Tideland:

What's been interesting is I go on the web and look at Rotten Tomatoes and see that 70 to 75 per cent of the critics don't like it. Then you read the public comments and it's just the opposite - 70 to 75 per cent of the public who write in like it. So I'm not sure who's out of touch.

It's totally innocent. What's interesting about it is all the reviews I read that use the word pedophile. I think, 'What are they talking about?' They're not talking about what's there on the screen. They're talking about how they've been brainwashed by the media.

On Depp being The Man Who Killed Don Quixote:

We can't make it without him and we can certainly make it a lot more easily now with him. It's quite extraordinary because at the time, Johnny meant nothing to the studios. Now they'll kill to have him there.

The article, not Gilliam, says:

But first - finance permitting - comes The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, set in a travelling show which has an attraction that allows patrons to go inside a man's mind.

For more on that one - a LOT more - read film ick's exclusive script review.

[EDIT: Josh Tyler at Cinema Blend has this morning seen fit to slate Parnassus, calling it a Being John Malkovich knockoff. How very, very wrong he is. Again]

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