And speaking of filmmakers who know a little something about battling working in Hollywood, Terry Gilliam’s new film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, will be released in the UK on October 16. From the sudden, tragic death of star Heath Ledger to uncertainty regarding completion of the film to unenthusiastic distribution from Sony in the US–this film has not had an easy road of it. Gilliam and many of his fans have been eagerly getting the word out regarding its imminent release (as you’ll see below), trying to turn what was initially a tragedy into something of value. You’ll get no argument from me that Gilliam’s work this decade has been uneven. But Parnassus looks wonderful and the reviews have been strong on both sides of the Atlantic.
The video below shows Gilliam/Parnassus supporters getting the word out in London. It’s not just new filmmakers who need publicity, you know. Pretty cool.
And if you haven’t yet seen the trailer for the film… watch it below. Gilliam is still one of our great fantasists and it looks like this may be a return to form.