Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Terry Gilliam Still Tilting At Windmills

I never get tired of stories about director Terry Gilliam, whose adventures in making movies are invariably far more entertaining and fraught-filled than the actual movies themselves. (And that's not a knock on movies like "Brazil" and "Time Bandits" -- Gilliam is a crisis-magnet.) His new oddity "Tideland" opens in the UK and Gilliam is still hoping to resurrect "Don Quixote," even though his first choice for the lead got desperately ill and can no longer sit on a horse: “We could have Don Quixote in a wheelchair," says Gilliam. "It would be cheaper without a horse. It would be like Holy Grail, with the coconut shells.”

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