17 April 2019

Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote

I can't even begin to tell you how down I am for this! Apparently out this week.

Edit: Saw it! Plaza Theater, Atlanta. 9:30 pm, only showing in town. I'd forgotten what it was like for a movie to be fun. FUN! Gilliam does phantasmagoria better than pretty much anyone out there, and there's plenty to be had here. Pryce = Brilliant, wonderful. Made me forget the High Sparrow altogether. Driver = meh. Kinda' wooden which worked wonderfully in Paterson—his best by far. Some subtle allusions to Kylo Ren though—the kind of stuff that made this so much fun. The original story is obliquely identifiable throughout, something else which made this so much fun. Didn't love the twist at the end, but that's mere quibbling. I was mesmerized for the full 2 1/2 hours and plan to see it again. Also, landscapes and castles!!!

1 comment:

Mongo, At The Moment said...

I remember Mr Pryce (He of Brazil) in Gilliam's "Adventures of Baron Munchausen", if only because he elicited one of my favorite lines in all filmdom, spoken by John Neville (He of X-Files and Fifth Element):

R. HON. HORATIO JONES (To The Baron): I would say, sir, that you appear to have a weak grasp of reality.

MUNCHAUSEN: Your 'reality', sir, is lies and balderdash -- and I'm proud to say I have no grasp of it, whatsoever!