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Finding Robin Williams’ Fisher King Co-Star Took Some Serious Casting Calculus

Terry Gilliam’s 1991 Oscar-winning tragedy “The Fisher King” is raw and difficult. It’s a film that appears to be a lighthearted, almost slapstick farce in certain scenes, but delves into heady themes of homelessness, mental illness, trauma, and guilt on a dime. It was a startlingly soulful film from a director who was then known […]

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‘Loki’: How ‘Zodiac’ Influenced Shooting the Tva in Marvel’s Trippy God of Mischief Series

When cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw (“Mainstream”) first interviewed with Kate Herron (“Daybreak”) about shooting “Loki,” it was the first time that a director presented her with a look book. Normally, it’s the other way around during prep. Of course, there were stills from “Blade Runner” and “Brazil,” but also “Zodiac,” which figured most prominently in […]

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Terry Gilliam Just Wanted Some Magic Mushrooms for His 80th Birthday

It seems hard to believe Terry Gilliam has rarely done drugs. Especially given his filmography of tripped-out movies, such as “Brazil,” “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “12 Monkeys,” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” But eccentric filmmaker Gilliam, as revealed in a recent interview with La Repubblica (via […]

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‘The Crown’ Finds Its Next Prince Philip in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Two Pope’ Star Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, a great actor with a wide list of credits including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Age of Innocence, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the recent The Two Popes, is ready to become royalty for The Crown. Pryce will take over the role of Prince Philip for seasons 5 and 6 of the Netflix […]

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Terry Gilliam Was Adapting a Lost Stanley Kubrick Idea Until Lockdown ‘Ruined Everything’

Provocateur Terry Gilliam has been wending his way back to filmmaking ever since his long-suffering 2018 Cervantes epic “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” finally hit U.S. theaters last year. However, like many directors who were in the middle of new projects, the pandemic has proven a challenge. As revealed in a new interview with […]

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Irish Character Actor Derrick O’Connor Dies at 77

Versatile Irish character actor Derrick O’Connor died from pneumonia on June 29 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was 77.O’Connor was born in Dublin and raised in London. He had lived in the U.S. since 1990 and was most recently living in the Santa Ynez Valley, north of Santa Barbara with his wife, Mimi.The actor starred […]

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