5:53: It’s finished! Terry and Verne have left the stage. Check back here for more panel updates, including exclusive photos.
5:31: We just saw the first official trailer for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and it looks amazing! Jude Law is rocking the ponytail!
5:28: Gilliam: “I love to use dead artists paintings [in my films] because since their dead they can’t sue.”
5:25: Gilliam: He just announced that they just got the rights to Don Quixote back after 7 or 8 years. “Jeremy Thomas is producing it, and I am now on the hunt for actors and money.”
5:24: Gilliam: He enjoys working with actors who can have a good time. Prefers to work those who “like to struggle in the mud with a smile on their face.”
5:22: J.K. Rowling wanted Gilliam to do the first Harry Potter movie, and he said if he would have done it, he would have made it closer to the third film that Alfonso Cauron did.
5:20: Gilliam: “Most of my inspiration comes from literature, painting, and music. Not so much from films as you may think.”
5:19: Gilliam: He was very old. I always thought he was 100 years old beyond his years. He was a great actor of his generation as well as for the generations for the next couple of years.
5:18: On working with Heath Ledger, Verne Troyer,”I feel lucky of having a brief moment of getting to know Heath.” He brings that feeling that you’ve known him for such a long time. That’s the way I felt, and I still feel. It was just an honor and a privilege.” I don’t regret being in the film. I regret what happened, but once you guys see the film, you guys will really enjoy it.
5:16: Gilliam: When he made Monty Python, he didn’t have any money so he went and looked at old artwork he did, to see what he could add to cut down the budget.
5:14: Verne Troyer just came out and introduced another clip from the film, but he’s not saying much.
5:12: They just showed us a short clip with Ledger. It is an extended version of the shot that has been on the net with him giving a monologue at a strip mall.
5:09: Gilliam: The character of Tony was based on the Prime Minister Tony Blair, because he’s like a chameleon. They didn’t write the part with Heath in mind, because he was working on The Joker at the time. But Heath sent over a letter where he asked Gilliam if he could play Tony and he said,”Yes!”
5:07: After his film Tideland failed, he got the idea for a film about man with a traveling show, who tries to encourage people to expand their imaginations, but no one wants to listen to him.
5:05: Terry comes out onto the stage and describes his latest film as “The most mature thing I’ve ever done, and the most juvenile thing I’ve ever done.”
5:04: Terry Gilliam just introduced a scene from the film where Dr. Parnassus meets the Devil for the first time.
5:03: The video package was full of clips from Monty Python, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brazil, Fisher King, and Dr. Parnassus.
5:00: pm: Before Terry Gilliam will come out, they’re about to introduce a special video package that commemorates his career.
Terry Gilliam will be front and center at Comic-Con celebrating the 40th anniversary of Monty Python, as well as promoting his latest film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Gilliam has had his hand in some pretty unique films including Time Bandits and 12 Monkeys. The director will discuss his past projects as well as his highly anticipated film Doctor Parnassus, which starred the late Heath Ledger.
Terry Gilliam’s panel will take place on Thursday July 23rd, from 4:30 – 5:15 pm.
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