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Year
2018
Runtime
132 min.
Director
Terry Gilliam
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
0
Checks
653
Favs
41
Dislikes
14
Favs/checks
6.3% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Armoreska's avatar

    Armoreska

    Parvum opus
    @Blackadder
    2 years ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    It famously took Terry Gilliam forever to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, so it's natural to want it to be a masterpiece. It meanders too much for that, but since it's based on the most famous picaresque of all time, it probably SHOULD meander. And some might wonder at what the film would have been like with some of the people originally cast, but Adam Driver is a thousand percent superior to Johnny Depp, and Jonathan Pryce is as perfect for the role of the errant knight as John Hurt was. If people are looking for signs of the film's long gestation and frustrations, it's been embedded in the plot. Driver plays a "brilliant" commercial director who has clearly lost touch with his humanity and his art. Filming a Don Quixote-starring insurance television ad in Spain, he's reminded of a student film adaptation of Don Quixote he'd made there long ago. Striking out to find the shoemaker he turned into an actor, he finds the old man now believes he is Don Quixote, and so the parallels with the book begin, with Driver taking on the role of Sancho Panza in a series of episodes inspired by the book, though he has his own Quixotic streak to worry about as he reconnects with the things he has lost. A lot of that is the director's and the film's journey, and perhaps a personal avowal of his own negative temperament. Things I particularly like: The bit with the shiny knight; that's a clever throwback to Gilliam's Holy Grail film. And that some of the key episodes evoked are from Volume 2 of Don Quixote, which I consider a very early example of meta-narrative, often ignored or forgotten in favor of windmills and so on. But they're in here too, because of making a movie (or any creative endeavor) isn't like tilting at windmills, I don't know what it. Masterpiece or not, what Gilliam finally managed is twin adaptations of the book and his efforts to adapt it. One that might grow estimation as time goes on. 10 months 1 week ago
  3. Ivan0716's avatar

    Ivan0716

    spoiler is the most nonsensical thing I've ever seen in any film. 1 year 9 months ago
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