Author Topic: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus  (Read 60687 times)

Offline Sheriff Roland

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #130 on: August 05, 2009, 12:26:47 pm »
Oilgun, you'll be happy to hear (if you haven't already) that Heath's last film will be shown at the Toronto Film Festival (next month, I think).
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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #131 on: August 05, 2009, 12:31:31 pm »
I'll totally see the movie.  And I feel like I understand Terry Gilliam's motives, and even have compassion for him.  But I wish he could have taken a higher road.

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #132 on: August 05, 2009, 12:57:34 pm »
Oilgun, you'll be happy to hear (if you haven't already) that Heath's last film will be shown at the Toronto Film Festival (next month, I think).

Thanks, I read that this morning.  It's one of the Gala films for which tickets can be more difficult to get, but I'll try.  :)

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #133 on: August 05, 2009, 03:00:50 pm »
Next month?  Wow.  If you see it, you'll have to let us know how you liked it!

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #134 on: August 05, 2009, 03:39:43 pm »
Next month?  Wow.  If you see it, you'll have to let us know how you liked it!

I just remembered that I will be living in Montreal by then so I won't be able to see it.  Man, I better start packing and find a place to live pronto... :o

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #135 on: August 07, 2009, 05:29:59 pm »
Finally, a trailer.  It looks pretty wild!  Heath gets first billing of course.:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IE3btjbYZQ[/youtube]

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #136 on: August 07, 2009, 05:57:06 pm »
Thank you for posting the trailer. It actually looks very cool!

And very Gilliam-esque.

But my heart truly did seize up a little when Johnny Depp in Heath's character's get-up declares there at the end; - "nothing's permanent, not even death!"   :-\

It's a strangely tragi-ironic comment to the reason why Depp is in the film at all.  Which Gilliam knows all to well, of course - that has to be why it's included as the trailer's spoken punchline.

I don't think that's particularly classy, actually - seems to me almost as if Gilliam is using Heath's passing to structure the marketing around...  ???

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #137 on: August 07, 2009, 06:46:01 pm »
Oh I don't know about that, Mikaela.  It says in the beginning how Dr. Parnassus bargained with the devil for Immortality.  It totally makes sense with the plot.

I think it's a sensitivity thing for us, who are particular fans of Heath and all.  It would be like saying The Dark Knight was attempting the same thing with the "You either die a hero..." line.

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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #138 on: August 07, 2009, 06:59:44 pm »
It's crazy:  right at 1:52 when Heath says "Voila" — he looks so much like Johnny Depp there.  He tightens the muscles around his cheekbones exactly as Depp does sometimes.  Serendipitous since Depp would later help take up the role... they're hard to tell apart in this trailer!


Heath did look a bit like Depp in his brunette moments.


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Re: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
« Reply #139 on: August 07, 2009, 08:35:15 pm »
Thank you for posting the trailer. It actually looks very cool!

And very Gilliam-esque.

But my heart truly did seize up a little when Johnny Depp in Heath's character's get-up declares there at the end; - "nothing's permanent, not even death!"   :-\

It's a strangely tragi-ironic comment to the reason why Depp is in the film at all.  Which Gilliam knows all to well, of course - that has to be why it's included as the trailer's spoken punchline.

I don't think that's particularly classy, actually - seems to me almost as if Gilliam is using Heath's passing to structure the marketing around...  ???



Mikaela, exactly what I was about to post on too.