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Terry Gilliam’s QUIXOTE faces financial woes

Symon Cordova

by: Symon Cordova
September 8th, 2010

Poor Terry. His film, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE , has "financially collapsed," said Gilliam. At the Geauville American Film Festival he also said "I shouldn't be here, the plan was to be shooting QUIXOTE right now. Robert Duval is Quixote, Ewan McGregor is also there, and we are looking for new financing right now." At least he still has his hopes up, and with good reason - Gilliam has been wanting to make this film for decades.

Continue reading, after the jump.

What I don't understand is why the funding can't stick with this. After all, he is the guest of honor at the film festival,  that right there should be a big neon sign saying, "safe bet." Not to mention his large list of successful films and writing credits since the 60s. I can't even count on my two hands and two feet how many times I have seen MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. I quote lines from the nights who say NI! all the time.  

But, on the same note, there are large amounts of the population that do not get the humor of Terry Gilliam. Gilliam says, "DON QUIXOTE gives me something to look forward to, always. Maybe the most frightening thing is to actually make the film." Keep your head up high, Terry!  I hope he can find funding soon and get this film made.

Source Variety

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