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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Review
28 April 2010
Excerpt: There comes a point where visuals dominate a film. You marvel at what is happening on screen, regardless of its place in the story. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus has these moments, numerous ones actually.
Summary: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' isn't the best Gilliam film ever made, but it's far from the worst. This film will be remembered more for the performances within, and the men and women involved, particularly Heath Ledger, but there is more to this film than what it is famous for.
Conclusion: The true strength of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus lies in its visuals and the performances of its cast. Its not often that a movie works when its dominant force is its fantastical special effects that often overwhelm the thematic elements, but Terry Gilliam once again proves a master of this...
Excerpt: For the first 20 minutes or so of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , Terry Gilliam's latest labor of love and chaos, I fought off the suspicion that I'd rather be watching a documentary about the film's blighted production.
Excerpt: Terry Gilliam has always been the kind of director who takes his audiences to new worlds, but that's never been quite so literal as it is in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus , a shambling, lovable mess of a movie that never manages to keep its boundless imagination in check.
Excerpt: Knowing the inside story of Terry Gilliam’s history of failed or flawed projects just makes his latest, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus , all the more heartbreaking. Heath Ledger’s death during filming was yet another painful setback in a career full of them, but Gilliam worked around it,...
Excerpt: There have been several attempts on the part of studio executives to make Gilliam�s hyperactive imagination a little more palatable to a mainstream audience over the years, while at the same time reining in his profligate excesses with time and budget that often spiral out of control � often it must...
Excerpt: "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" daringly paints a picture of the adventurous world that is your fantasy. The mystery behind the mirror provides plenty of curiosity and suspense, as we take a front-seat to the allure and charm of the 'Imaginarium'.
Excerpt: Terry Gilliam heeft zich nooit aan de regels gehouden. In Hollywood is hij samen met Tim Burton en David Lynch een van de weinige echte visuele auteurs. Hij werkt binnen het commerciële studiosysteem toch gedeeltelijk onafhankelijk, en zegt zelf niet binnen een kader geplaatst te kunnen worden.