WOW! Huge turnout at both the Zombies In Love exhibition and the Dan O’Bannon tribute.
The exhibition crowd spilled out onto the street. The New Beverly Cinema (one of the last indy moviehouses in L. A.) sold out at 120% capacity (20 % of the audience left after the screening of Lifeforce, so another 20% of the house was able to be sold). Most of the cast to The Return of the Living Dead showed up for the Q & A before our film.
I saw the new Terry Gilliam movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus last night. It’s rapidly disappearing from theaters, and it needs to be viewed on a big screen, so catch it if you can ASAP!
It’s a real return to form for Terry, so if you liked Time Bandits, Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, I’m pretty confident you’ll be as enchanted as I was by Parnassus. It should have been nominated for all of the awards relating to Art Direction, costume design and special effects. There are great ideas galore in this fantasy feast and terrific performances by a cast that includes Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell.
Bless you, Terry, for continuing to be one of the few remaining original visionaries in the film business.