Quaid here. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus is a movie I have been curious about for a long time. I’ve been a Gilliam fan for a while, and I will defend the merits of 12 Monkeys to the death.
Sure, the guy has had a few missteps (like the unwatchable Tideland), but he has a visual flair and the guts to go way far out there. Plus he shoots almost everything with an ultra-wide-angle lens which just looks freaky and cool.
Of course, the production of this film has been steeped in tragedy with the passing of Heath Ledger. But with Jude Law and Johnny Depp stepping in to fill the late actor’s shoes, I am more curious than ever about how this character will work and what each of these guys will bring to the table.
These images promise absolute, unfettered Gilliam. My excitement level just inched slightly upward.
Here ya go!