Date: 5th February 2001

Gilliam Describes His Disaster Movie

Terry Gilliam (the Monty Python movies, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) has described the making of the aborted The Man Who Killed Don Quixote as "so cruelly absurd, so surreal and devastating, I think it still has a grip on me."

In a lengthy interview with the London Sunday Observer , Gilliam describes the numerous disasters that befell the production prior to its shoot last October and during the five days of actual filming (the star of the movie was stricken with a hernia that incapacitated him; a "tempest" devastated the outdoor sets and props on the second day). Nevertheless, he vowed, 'I am going to make this damn film ... but maybe down the line. I can't even look at it right now. I can't even think about it."

Source: Studio Briefing