BOY AND THE WORLD
Picture via HitFix
The Brazilian animated feature "Boy and the World" made a splash at last week's Annecy Animation Fest after also performing well at earlier fests. GKIDS has the distribution and I think it has become a serious possibility for the Telluride 2014 lineup. HitFix reports on the film:
VIEWS OF GILLIAM'S LATEST (AND NEWS OF DON QUIXOTE)
A new trailer is out for Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" which we had marked down as a TFF #40 possibility. It's appearance at Austin's Fantastic Fest last fall has all been ended the chances that we'll see it at T-ride this year. Nevertheless, a new trailer was dropped this weekend and The Playlist had that story:
The post also says that Gilliam's long time project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" will not begin shooting until 2015.
TEN TFF FILMS NOT SEEN AT TFF
I'm doing a quick little project in this week's posts. I'm taking a quick look at ten great films that played at Telluride that I didn't actually didn't see there. I didn't start going until 2006 so all of those films that they screened from the beginning fit the bill. Then, of course, there are the films that I COULD have seen from '06 on, but for one reason or another, didn't until later. This list is a mix of both.
In chronological order, here are the first two of ten great TFF films that I didn't see at TFF:
1986- David Lynch's "Blue Velvet". Lynch's best film that both adheres to and parodies the "small town with big secrets" film. Dennis Hopper was never better and the film laid the groundwork for Lynch's television masterpiece "Twin Peaks".
1994-"Ed Wood". Tim Burton's best film with Johnny Depp in great form as the title character (creator of what are universally regarded as some of the worst films ever made) and Martin Landau delivery of a master class level performance as Bela Lugosi.
Two more from this list coming in tomorrow's post...
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