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Terry Gilliam's Man Who Killed Don Quixote Is Almost Ready After 20 Years

Terry Gilliam's Man Who Killed Don Quixote Is Almost Ready After 20 Years
More than 17 years after first trying to get his passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground, director Terry Gilliam is finalizing his cut of the movie, and it may be ready to hit theaters next year. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote wrapped production in June, with one of its cast members, Oscar Jaenada, revealing in a September interview that they're planning a world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. While that debut has not yet been confirmed, director Terry Gilliam revealed in a new interview that he has almost finished assembling the cut. Here's what he had to say below.

"Well, we've almost finished the cut. We're just fiddling now, figuring out a few things here and there so it's pretty much what it is. We've got still months of work to do on visual effects, sound, music. But as far as the tale, it's
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. – Review

Okay film fans, back to the bar. No, we’re not going to meet at the local pub after the multiplex (although many may want to run there after the big holiday meal). I’m referring to the setting of many a drama and even a few comedies (My Cousin Vinny for example), the courtroom. In and out of that “hallowed ground” , the role of attorney can be a showcase for actors as they deal literally with matters of life and death (Raymond Burr achieved iconic status for his TV law superstar Perry Mason). The trial based thrillers of John Grisham have given several such roles for many, while several veteran thespians have earned acclaim (Paul Newman in The Verdict) with cross-examinations and closing statements. Now another of today’s most celebrated actors approaches the bench as Roman J. Israel, Esq., a most unusual “legal eagle”.

We meet Mr. Israel
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Official Oscar® Entry from India: Interview with ‘Newton’ Director (Best Foreign Language Category)

Official Oscar® Entry from India: Interview with ‘Newton’ Director (Best Foreign Language Category)
Maybe you like finding new international talent like I do. The ones who are fluent in English are the upcoming talents for U.S. hits, whether indie or studio. So you want to meet Amit Masurkari, writer and director of ‘Newton’.

India’s submission to the Oscar’s foreign-language category, Newton is an indie that in India has achieved box office numbers comparable to mid-range mainstream films. Its Roi was 3x the production cost.

Drishyam Films produced the Hindi-language film, about a rookie poll officer who overcomes the odds to conduct free and fair elections in a remote tribal area, on a budget of 45 million rupees ($692,000). It opened September 22 in India and grossed $4.8 million.

I interviewed Amit Masurkari about his film which premiered at the Berlinale Forum and won the Cicae Award. The Cicae Award is given by the international association of art house exhibitors.

The film is funny and
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Jean Rochefort obituary

French actor who made his name in sex farces of the 1970s and missed out on a starring role in Terry’s Gilliam’s Don Quixote film

With his lean, tall figure, his sunken, weary features, doleful eyes, moustache and prominent nose, the French actor Jean Rochefort, who has died aged 87, seemed born to play Don Quixote. Terry Gilliam thought the same when in 1998 he cast Rochefort as the idealistic and impractical Don in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which was also to have featured Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis in leading roles.

Everything was set up when Rochefort fell ill with prostate problems that meant he could not sit on a horse. Shooting was abandoned after a few days because Gilliam would not replace Rochefort. Despite many attempts to restart the project (which themselves became the subject of the 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha), with different actors as
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Lost in La Mancha's Jean Rochefort, veteran French actor, dies at 87

Rochefort, who scored a major international success in The Hairdresser’s Husband, was also cast as Don Quixote in Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated Cervantes adaptation

Related: After 17 years, has Terry Gilliam finally broken the curse of Don Quixote?

Jean Rochefort, the French actor who played a key role in one of the most ill-fated movie sagas in Hollywood history, has died aged 87, his daughter said on Monday.

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Jean Rochefort Dies: French Actor Was Famously to Appear in ‘Don Quixote’

Jean Rochefort Dies: French Actor Was Famously to Appear in ‘Don Quixote’
French actor Jean Rochefort, who rose to prominence in the 1960s and was equally adept at arthouse dramas and crowdpleasing comedies, appearing in “The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe” and “Pardon Mon Affaire” as well as Patrice Leconte’s “The Hairdresser’s Husband” and “Ridicule,” has died. He was 87.

Rochefort died in a Paris hospital on Sunday night. The actor’s death was confirmed by his daughter Clemence, one of his five children.

Rochefort last starred opposite Sandrine Kiberlain in Philippe Le Guay’s “Florida,” which world-premiered at Locarno in 2015 and was nominated for Variety Piazza Grande Award.

His potential English-language breakthrough, as the Don Quixote character in Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” was famously abandoned during production. The struggles to get this feature off the ground were later memorably chronicled in the documentary “Lost in La Mancha.”

A pillar of French cinema, Rochefort made his leap into the limelight in
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Terry Gilliam Says First Screening Of ‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Went “Terribly Well”

Nothing about “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” has come easy for Terry Gilliam. After his first attempt to make the movie nearly two decades got washed out by weather, with one piece of bad luck coming after another (captured with tragic beauty in the documentary “Lost In La Mancha“), the director has forever been trying to get his film back in front of cameras.

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Nepal Picks ‘White Sun’ as Oscars Contender

Nepal Picks ‘White Sun’ as Oscars Contender
Nepal’s Oscar selection committee has unanimously chosen Deepak Rauniyar’s multi award-winning “White Sun” (“Seto Surya”) as the country’s entry in the foreign language category.

A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process, the film has had considerable festival play. It debutes in Venice’s Horizons strand and went to Toronto, Busan, Singapore, Dubai, Palm Springs, Rotterdam, Goteborg, Hong Kong, Sydney, Edinburgh and Karlovy Vary.

En route, the film picked up awards including the Interfilm Award at Venice, the Silver Screen Award for best Asian feature film at Singapore, the New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize at Palm Springs, and the audience award, Don Quixote award and Ecumenical jury award at Fribourg.

The film stars Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati and Rabindra Singh Baniya and is a Nepal/U.S./Netherlands/Qatar co-production. Producers include Joslyn Barnes (“Cameraperson”) and Michel Merkt (“Toni Erdmann”), while Danny Glover is an executive producer
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Review. Where Is This Getting Us? — Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip to Spain"

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“Our gentleman was approximately fifty years old; his complexion was weathered, his flesh scrawny, his face gaunt, and he was a very early riser and a great lover of the hunt.” What the description lacks in flattery it redeems with comic affection. A few pages later, CervantesDon Quixote (by way of Edith Grossman’s English translation) imagines describing himself, to a love interest, as “never sufficiently praised.” Can you picture Steve Coogan in the role? Gone bonkers from reading too many books, yearning for a campaign of romantic chivalry and publicly displayed valor, Quixote recruits his farmer neighbor Sancho Panza, “a good man…without much in the way of brains,” who, when promised an island, “left his wife and children and agreed to be his neighbor’s squire.” Here, how about Rob Brydon? Assuming you even know who he is.It was Brydon, in 2010’s The Trip, who wryly
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Gina Rodriguez Is Super Smitten With Boyfriend Joe LoCicero in Sweet Birthday Message: 'My King'

Gina Rodriguez Is Super Smitten With Boyfriend Joe LoCicero in Sweet Birthday Message: 'My King'
Could these two be more adorable?

Gina Rodriguez used her boyfriend Joe LoCicero's birthday on Wednesday to express her love for him. The Jane the Virgin star shared a photo of herself in a floral dress hugged up on LoCicero at a winery, along with a heartfelt message. "To my king. I love you," she captioned the Pda pic. "Happy birthday. #sexiestmanAlive"

More: Jennifer Lawrence Gushes Over Boyfriend Darren Aronofsky -- 'I Had Energy for Him'

Her boyfriend's birthday comes just a few weeks after Rodriguez herself celebrated turning another year older. The 33-year-old actress also posted a cozy photo with LoCicero on her birthday, writing: "A couple that is barefoot together stays together. I want all my birthdays with you.
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Byron Allen Released the Highest-Grossing Indie of the Year, but Won’t Be Satisfied Until He’s the Next Walt Disney

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Summer is rarely the kindest season for indie film, but this year one title stood out: “47 Meters Down,” released by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. The Mandy Moore shark movie, which the distributor rescued from Dimension Films moments before it went direct to DVD, has earned over $42 million in its domestic release. It’s impressive — but Allen scoffed at the idea of becoming the new king of independents.

“I’m not chasing independence, I’m chasing Walt Disney,” he said. “I’m looking for a large piece of that box-office pie, not a tiny piece of that box-office pie.”

Allen, who began as a stand-up comedian, has the ambition to be a modern-day Walt Disney — or, he could be a 21st-century Don Quixote. As founder, chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios, Allen makes over $100 million annually syndicating and selling ad time on low-budget shows like “Comics Unleashed” and “We the People With Gloria Allred,
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Graves: Juliette Lewis (Secrets and Lies) Joins Epix Series

Juliette Lewis is headed to Epix. Deadline reports the Secrets and Lies star has joined season two of the TV series Graves.The dramedy stars Nick Nolte as a former U.S. president who embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy. The cast also includes Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, Nia Vardalos, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart, and Angélica Maria.Read More…
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Coming Distractions: Tom Hanks reaches peak “cute dad” in the trailer for this typewriter doc

The folks marketing Doug Nichol’s new documentary, California Typewriter, clearly know how to lead with their strongest material, because the opening moments of the film’s first trailer get right to the good stuff: celebrity typewriter fan Tom Hanks waxing nostalgic about his collection of more than 200 machines.

Hanks is joined by fellow enthusiasts like John Mayer, author David McCullough, and a number of Don Quixote-types hoping to beat back the digital world with their gentle clicks and clacks. California Typewriter arrives in select theaters this August, ahead of an ironically digital iTunes release.

[via Rolling Stone]
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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Her Epic, 2-Week Euro Trip Was a 'Victory' for the Self-Described 'Homebody'

Gwyneth Paltrow Says Her Epic, 2-Week Euro Trip Was a 'Victory' for the Self-Described 'Homebody'
Gwyneth Paltrow has conquered one of her greatest fears . . . vacation.

The Goop founder just completed a two-week tour around France and Spain that included some work — speaking on a panel in Cannes — and some play — chilling on a yacht with ex-husband Chris Martin. To most, the jaunt looks like a dream trip, but the Los Angeles–based mom of two revealed in an Instagram post on Sunday, it was actually a personal challenge for the self-described homebody.

“Two week trip complete,” she wrote, adding “#victorydanceofahomebody.”

Related: Kim and Kanye ‘Put on Hoodies’ and Secretly Explored Tokyo with No Media, ‘Just Us,
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Graves: Season Two; Epix Series Beefs Up Cast

Graves has some new company. Deadline reports It's Always Sunny star Joanna Sanchez has joined season two of the Epix TV show.The dramedy stars Nick Nolte as a former U.S. president who embarks on a Don Quixote-like quest to right the wrongs of his administration and reclaim his legacy. The cast also includes Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, Nia Vardalos, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart, and Angélica Maria.Read More…
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Edith Walks Review

Author: Linda Marric

Director Andrew Kötting’s latest Psycho-geographical feature offers up far more questions than it is likely to answer, and his many fans wouldn’t want to have it otherwise. Edith Walks is a brilliantly shambolic and wonderfully ramshackle adventure which reconciles it audiences with the weird and wonderful world of King Harold’s “handfast” wife Edith The Fair (Edith Swan Neck), who alone was able to identify his mutilated body as he lay dead after the battle of Hastings in 1066.

Featuring author Iain Sinclair and with a truly impressive performance from brilliantly eclectic singer Claudia Barton as Edith herself, the film is a pilgrimage of sorts which seeks to retrace Harold’s lover’s journey from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-On-Sea to be reconnected with her dead king.

Accompanied by a merry band of weird and wonderful characters, Kötting uses a super
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‘The Trip to Spain’ Trailer: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Latest Adventure Looks Truly Delicious

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‘The Trip to Spain’ Trailer: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s Latest Adventure Looks Truly Delicious
Prepare to get hungry for great food, beautiful vistas, celebrity impressions and the sorts of cruel jokes only two best friends can get away with, as IFC has released the official trailer for “The Trip to Spain.”

Read More: ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ Actor Steve Coogan on the Magical Year of ‘Philomena’ – Awards Season Flashback

Directed by Michael Winterbottom, “Spain” is the third film chronicling actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s culinary adventures through Europe (the previous installments took them through England and Italy). Playing (a version of) themselves, the two real life friends consume six incredible meals while trading barbs and Roger Moore impressions, as seen in the trailer below. The film also includes plenty of Spain-specific references, including a memorable homage to “Don Quixote.”

In his review, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich declared that “The Trip to Spain” was the year’s funniest film, writing that “director Michael Winterbottom
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Terry Gilliam Wraps ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ After 17 Years In The Making

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Director Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped production on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which has been in the works for 17 years. Terry Gilliam Completes Don Quixote Project Gilliam has gotten so stuck on this project over the years that a documentary about his efforts was even completed before this film (called The Man Who Shot Don […]

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After 17 years, has Terry Gilliam finally broken the curse of Don Quixote?

Despite lead actors falling ill and sets washed away in flash floods, the director’s Cervantes film is finally in the can. But will a movie that has lingered in development hell be worth the wait?

Terry Gilliam has finished The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” It’s a sentence that anyone familiar with this most prolonged of movie-making sagas would never have expected to read. Over its gestation period of two decades, the Monty Python man’s doomed attempt to bring Cervantes’s “unfilmable” novel to the screen has become one of the most famous examples of development hell. It has inspired numerous articles and even a documentary about its disastrous production, as well as hushed rumours that both the film and Gilliam were cursed.

Even when Don Quixote first went into pre-production, way back in 1998, it seemed destined for trouble. Gilliam had put together a wildly ambitious script
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