It’s big, it’s bold, and early word is that it could be brilliant.
Am I talking about Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassas? Not exactly. I’m talking about Heath Ledger’s performance in the movie.
This movie will be touted left and right as “Heath’s last movie.” There is already a kind of quasi-underground marketing campaign to sell the movie as such. It’s no surprise that the first full clip to come out has Mr. Ledger front and center. I really hope, though, that this movie lives or dies on its own merits, not on it’s late star’s name.
And I hope it is good, and succeeds. Gilliam at his best is pure magic.