More Photos from Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
by Alex Billington
May 21, 2009
Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is set to debut in Cannes tomorrow morning and I couldn't be more excited. In preparation for its debut, we received a small batch of new photos from the film that haven't been seen yet. Before I left for Cannes, we featured four new photos, but these are even better than those. In addition to photos of Heath Ledger as Tony, there are shots of Christopher Plummer as Dr. Parnassus, Lily Cole as his daughter Valentina, Verne Troyer as his sidekick Percy, and a specia shot of Tom Waits as Mr. Nick. Check out the brand new photos below and stay tuned for our review tomorrow!
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a modern-day fantasy adventure in which Dr. Parnassus has the extraordinary gift of inspiring the imaginations of others. Helped by his traveling theatre troupe, including his sarcastic and cynical sidekick Percy and versatile young Anton, Parnassus offers audience members the chance to transcend mundane reality by passing through a magical mirror into a fantastic universe of limitless imagination. However, Parnassus' magic comes at a price. For centuries he's been gambling with the devil, who is coming to collect his prize - Parnassus' precious daughter, Valentina on her birthday.
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
Now *this* is a review I'm looking forward to!
Digital Metaphor on May 21, 2009
God I can't wait for this flick. It's Gilliam at his best.
teyhtr on May 21, 2009
Awesome, cannot wait for this movie. I'm really anticipating the reviews coming out of Cannes for this. Also, have you seen Brazil Alex? If not, you need to get on that asap.
huh? on May 21, 2009
Same here, it's one of my favorites too. I'm delving a bit more into Gilliam's filmography. Gonna watch Time Bandits and then probably Tideland. Wish more filmmakers used the dutch angle as often and as effectively as he does.
huh? on May 21, 2009
Checking this film on IMDB, i found Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell all listed as playing Tony...somebody explain this! Colin Farrell?!
Powder on May 21, 2009
#6 When Ledger passed away he was still in the middle of filming this film. So instead of recasting him with another actor they kept his scenes and added the 3 other actors that you saw listed on IMDB. The cool thing is that all 3 actors are donating all of their earnings from this film to Ledgers daughter.
Maxx on May 21, 2009
HEATH!!! god i love that man since Lords of Dogtown he has been one of the actors that i have looked up to most.
DoomCanoe on May 21, 2009
Honestly, the main selling point for me is Tom Waits as the devil... Can't wait to see this.
nate on May 21, 2009
#6 what rock have you been hiding under?
brian barajas on May 21, 2009
You can read the script at Simplyscripts.com. I thought it was a pretty good read and am excited to see this through Terry's vision.
The_Phantom on May 21, 2009
If you guys are rewatching some of Gilliams works, you might want to check out "Children of Paradise". It is not a Terry Gilliam movie, but Gilliam does the intro on the Criterion version and explains how influential it was in so many of his movies! I am a big fan of that movie (and tell everyone about it) and the first thing that came to mind in seeing these set photos (especially the first and last shots) was "Children of Paradise"! that alone makes me excited to see this current work by Mr. Gilliam. I think the concept is great and seems like classic Gilliam. Cant wait to see this.
lando on May 21, 2009
ecctv on May 21, 2009
i love heath ledger so much THE FUCKING JOKER but he really does not look well in them photos RIP LEDGER AKA WHY SO SERIOUS
jono on May 21, 2009
Looks different i like the style of the movie.
Fisherr on May 21, 2009
I have been waiting for this movie to come out for ages! and it looks like I won't have to wait much longer. I do admire Terry Gilliam's work he is not afraid to be quirky or different. And I do love Heath Ledger I thought he was the best actor of his generation. This film will be a bitter sweet experience for me and other Heath Ledger fans.
The Jokers Darling on May 22, 2009
Without having seen any part of it and knowing nothing about it other than Heath Ledger being in it, I can already say that is probably the best movie ever made, and if Heath Ledger doesn't get the Oscar for Best Actor, then the Oscars are a total joke.
spectre on May 22, 2009
#12 You know, Heath has once said that "Children of Paradise" is his favorite movie of all time. 🙂 So it's probably definitely one to see. I haven't seen it, but I intend to. I'm really curious to see this Parnassus film. Haven't seen too many Gilliam movies yet, so his movies are still quite a mystery to me. But anything with Heath Ledger on it, it's a definite go-go for me. The other Tonys aren't bad either 😉
Tiina on May 25, 2009
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