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Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" is finally hitting theaters — for one night only

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  1. [25]
    dubteedub
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    I am so disappointed that I just learned that this movie is hitting theaters for only one day, and it is tonight. I absolutely love Terry Gilliam's movies and think he is an amazing director in...

    I am so disappointed that I just learned that this movie is hitting theaters for only one day, and it is tonight.

    I absolutely love Terry Gilliam's movies and think he is an amazing director in telling surrealist and darkly humorous movies. Brazil is one of my favorite movies of all time and hearing that he is teamed up with Jonathan Pryce again for this work is driving me crazy that I won't be able to see it on the big screen.

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      cfabbro
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      Ditto. Monty Python & The Holy Grail and Brazil are two of my all-time favorites, and Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Time Bandits are definitely up there in the top 100 for me as well. Gilliam...

      I absolutely love Terry Gilliam's movies

      Ditto. Monty Python & The Holy Grail and Brazil are two of my all-time favorites, and Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Time Bandits are definitely up there in the top 100 for me as well. Gilliam is a genius.

      I don't have any real desire to see Don Quixote in theaters though, so this doesn't bother me... but I am eagerly awaiting its home release in June (IIRC).

      4 votes
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        tomf
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        What a mess, eh? It's been all over the piracy sites for the past three months. I can't find any info if the north american release will have a commentary track or not.

        What a mess, eh? It's been all over the piracy sites for the past three months. I can't find any info if the north american release will have a commentary track or not.

        2 votes
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          cfabbro
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          Hmmmm... tempting. ;) But I will still probably wait for the official release since Gilliam is one of those directors I would like to support as much as I can. If this movie is as mediocre as many...

          It's been all over the piracy sites for the past three months.

          Hmmmm... tempting. ;) But I will still probably wait for the official release since Gilliam is one of those directors I would like to support as much as I can.

          I can't find any info if the north american release will have a commentary track or not.

          If this movie is as mediocre as many say it is, I really hope they do include a commentary track since that is what I would be most interested in, TBH. The story behind the making of it and all the shit that went wrong during production is already the stuff of hollywood legends.... so I really want to hear a first hand account from those actually involved.

          3 votes
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            tomf
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            I mean.. if you eat a chocolate bar while shopping and pay for it at the counter, is it any different than leaving with the chocolate bar and paying for it two months later? :) He Dreamed of...

            I mean.. if you eat a chocolate bar while shopping and pay for it at the counter, is it any different than leaving with the chocolate bar and paying for it two months later? :)

            He Dreamed of Giants will be an excellent companion. I always feel awful that these directors go through absolute hell to create these works, but I couldn't imagine a world without Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness.

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              cfabbro
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              Heh, don't get me wrong, I have no moral qualms about pirating something I intend to buy a copy of later when available or already own a copy of. Canada even has backup and format shifting...

              Heh, don't get me wrong, I have no moral qualms about pirating something I intend to buy a copy of later when available or already own a copy of. Canada even has backup and format shifting exemptions (so long as there are no "digital locks" on that content) in our copyright laws to allow for that. But I am far more interested in the commentary track and any other included extras than the movie itself, if I'm being honest... so there is really no rush IMO.

              p.s. I was not aware of that new follow up documentary, only the older one Lost in La Mancha. I will definitely have to check that out! Thanks for making me aware of it.

              2 votes
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                tomf
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                As far as I can remember, he's done commentaries for every other film -- so I can only assume he'll do one for this. Here's hoping! His commentaries are always excellent.

                As far as I can remember, he's done commentaries for every other film -- so I can only assume he'll do one for this. Here's hoping! His commentaries are always excellent.

                2 votes
                1. [7]
                  cfabbro
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                  Yeah, I quite enjoy his (and all the Monty Python) commentary tracks, despite them generally being pretty serious and not as funny as you might expect given the cast involved. It's also kind of...

                  Yeah, I quite enjoy his (and all the Monty Python) commentary tracks, despite them generally being pretty serious and not as funny as you might expect given the cast involved.

                  It's also kind of ironic since Life of Brian is my least favorite Monty Python movie, but the commentary tracks for it on the Criterion Collection release are amongst my favorites... largely because of how unique and difficult the filming of that movie was. And the documentary that was also included with the movie was pretty cool too, and well worth a watch if you are a Gilliam/Python fan and can find it:
                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pythons_(film)

                  p.s. The Time Bandits one is on Youtube (for those interested):
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djOFc7Jp5cQ&list=PLSkQTFdtozby4wxebSMgvaZ1a32BmdJu5&index=34

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                  1. tomf
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                    oh snap! Thanks for the heads up re: The Pythons! I'm on it. :)

                    oh snap! Thanks for the heads up re: The Pythons! I'm on it. :)

                    2 votes
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                    tomf
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                    you need to steal this asap.

                    you need to steal this asap.

                    1 vote
                    1. [4]
                      cfabbro
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                      The Pythons? Yeah, it's really good. :)

                      The Pythons? Yeah, it's really good. :)

                      1 vote
                      1. [3]
                        tomf
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                        no no -- You need to steal The Man Who Killed Don Quixote!

                        no no -- You need to steal The Man Who Killed Don Quixote!

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                          cfabbro
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                          Oh, really? So the critics are wrong about it, in your opinion? I know Munchausen originally got panned too and it's great IMO... so I figured they might be making the same mistake with Don...

                          Oh, really? So the critics are wrong about it, in your opinion? I know Munchausen originally got panned too and it's great IMO... so I figured they might be making the same mistake with Don Quixote. Thanks for the heads up... I guess I will have to track a copy down now after all. :)

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                          1. tomf
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                            I can see why most wouldn't 'get it' -- but I loved it. You'll understand their criticism when you see it, but you'll also totally see their blindspots. And yes, like all Adam Driver films, we get...

                            I can see why most wouldn't 'get it' -- but I loved it. You'll understand their criticism when you see it, but you'll also totally see their blindspots.

                            And yes, like all Adam Driver films, we get to hear him say, 'stop! stop! stop!', which is something I am certain is in his rider.

                            2 votes
      2. [7]
        dubteedub
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        Hell yeah, Baron Munchausen is also amazing. I still watch it fairly regularly. I just love the magical realism that Gilliam evokes in his movies. I even enjoyed Zero Dark Theorem which was even...

        Hell yeah, Baron Munchausen is also amazing. I still watch it fairly regularly. I just love the magical realism that Gilliam evokes in his movies. I even enjoyed Zero Dark Theorem which was even more out there than usual. I feel fully comfortable saying he is my favorite director.

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          cfabbro
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          Is Zero Dark Theorem a re-edit of Zero Dark Thirty and The Zero Theorem I haven't heard of? ;) But in all seriousness, yeah, The Zero Theorem is a super, super underrated movie IMO. Christoph...

          Is Zero Dark Theorem a re-edit of Zero Dark Thirty and The Zero Theorem I haven't heard of? ;)

          But in all seriousness, yeah, The Zero Theorem is a super, super underrated movie IMO. Christoph Waltz is fantastic in it and just seems to effortlessly fit into Gilliam's absurd and surreal vision. I don't know if I can call Gilliam my favorite director, since the list is pretty stacked (Akira Kurosawa, Bergman, Hayao Miyazaki, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Nicolas Winding Refn, etc.)... but he is way up there for me, for sure.

          2 votes
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            dubteedub
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            Oh lol, yeah I butchered that name, my bad. I woukd definitely rank Kurosawa as my #2 and Miyazaki is also amazing. I havent watched anything by Jarmusch other than Ghost Dog which was a great...

            Oh lol, yeah I butchered that name, my bad.

            I woukd definitely rank Kurosawa as my #2 and Miyazaki is also amazing.

            I havent watched anything by Jarmusch other than Ghost Dog which was a great modern "samurai" movie. What other movies by him would you recommend?

            Ive never seen anything by Bergman before either, so would love recommendations there too.

            2 votes
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              cfabbro
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              Go watch Dead Man and The Seventh Seal immediately! If you enjoy Dead Man, Broken Flowers (with Bill Murray) is fantastic, as is Coffee and Cigarettes, and while it wasn't generally as well...

              Go watch Dead Man and The Seventh Seal immediately!

              If you enjoy Dead Man, Broken Flowers (with Bill Murray) is fantastic, as is Coffee and Cigarettes, and while it wasn't generally as well received, I personally loved Only Lovers Left Alive.

              Bergman... honestly, where to even start? Pick a movie at random from his Filmography and you can't really go wrong if you enjoy his style (proto-Woody Allen-esque). But if you want to narrow it down a little, all the Criterion Collection ones are excellent.

              p.s. @mrbig was actually the user here on Tiles who sent me down the Bergman rabbit hole last year and had some great advice/recommendations worth following (I did):
              https://tildes.net/~tech/6p5/communist_robot_dreams#comment-1vzy

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              1. dubteedub
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                Awesome, thanks for the suggestions!

                Awesome, thanks for the suggestions!

                1 vote
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                mrbig
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                Sorry about that, are you felling well? :(

                @mrbig was actually the user here on Tiles who sent me down the Bergman rabbit hole last year

                Sorry about that, are you felling well? :(

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                1. cfabbro
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                  Hah... don't worry, I'm great. It was a thoroughly enjoyable rabbit hole to be sent down. ;)

                  Hah... don't worry, I'm great. It was a thoroughly enjoyable rabbit hole to be sent down. ;)

                  1 vote
    2. harrygibus
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      This is truly despicable that the studio did this to him.

      This is truly despicable that the studio did this to him.

      2 votes
    3. [3]
      Pilgrim
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      Well just imagine how @DonQuixote feels.

      Well just imagine how @DonQuixote feels.

      3 votes
      1. [2]
        DonQuixote
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        It's hard to feel anything when you're dead, especially when you're a 500 year old fictional character. But I'll check it out.

        It's hard to feel anything when you're dead, especially when you're a 500 year old fictional character. But I'll check it out.

        5 votes
        1. hamstergeddon
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          Maybe this is what they meant by "Bring out your dead" all those years ago?

          Maybe this is what they meant by "Bring out your dead" all those years ago?

          2 votes