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He Dreams of Giants - Cracking the Frame

For thirty years, Terry Gilliam dreamed of filming Cervantes' Don Quixote. Filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe portray a man who is actually Don Quixote himself

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

He Dreams of Giants

Countless weird and surreal images are jumbling around in Terry Gilliam's (1940) mind, which he shares with the world through his work, for example with the equally bizarre and hilarious animations he made for Monthy Python, and films such as Brazil, The Fisher King and 12 Monkeys, in which dreamy fantasists face enormous powers.

For thirty years, Gilliam has dreamed of filming Don Quixote, Cervantes' famous novel about the eponymous delusional nobleman. He started the project in 1998, but everything that could go wrong actually went wrong. The failed production was the subject of Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's documentary Lost in La Mancha. In 2016, Gilliam announced that he was still planning to shoot the film, now with a new screenplay, a new cast and a significantly lower budget. The film was finished in 2018: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Again, Fulton and Pepe were present to make a film about a man who himself is actually Don Quixote.