Terry Gilliam’s Panel At Big Screen

Here’s an as-it-happens run down of Terry Gilliam’s panel at Big Screen.

Gillam has told the crowd that The Wholly Family, his recent pasta-powered short film, will be in the London Film Festival.

Gilliam says that he loves comic books because they’re “outsider art”, allowed freedom because of their low budgets. He sees them getting stripped of their heart on the way to the big screen. At the moment he thinks Hollywood cinema is far too repetitive and lacking in imagination.

Discussing his adaptation of Watchmen, which of course never came to fruition, Gilliam says the biggest issue was simply one of space and running time. He’s got good things to say about Zack Snyder’s visual interpretation of a lot of the story material.

Gilliam likes 3D aesthetically and in principle but finds that it comes with budgetary constraints and slows down production so he’s going to stay away from it. He certainly seems enamoured of 3D TV but just explained to the audience how dark 3D is the fault of cinemas and that they’re simply scrimping money at the expense of the viewing audience.

I just asked a question and Terry answered a different one… actually, two different ones. He had something he wanted to say and, in a sense, my question got in the way of it. But that’s cool because I’m happy for him to use his panel to whatever end suits.

Gilliam has pointed out that none of the scenes filmed for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and appeared in Lost in La Mancha made it to the ten-years-later redraft of the screenplay.

It was very disappointing to see Mr. Gilliam playing to such a small crowd. What’s more, knowing that hundreds of people were in a screening for Conan the Barbarian just makes me feel a bit queasy.

prog-2000-reprint-cover

2000AD Goes To 2nd Print for The First Time With Prog 2000 (ACTUAL ART UPDATE)

How Marvel Will Claw Back That Marketshare Come December

Dark Knight Rises

Microsoft AI Strikes Again: Anne Hathaway As A Woman In A Black Suit Case, And Other Classification Misadventures

cagetv

Quentin Tarantino Thought About Making A Luke Cage Movie After Reservoir Dogs

deathstroke

Deathstroke Teased For Juctice League By Zack Snyder

Could Comic Creators Also Take Home “Garbage Bags Full Of $20s”?

halloween

Get John Carpenter’s Tales Of Halloween Night Vol 2 Early At NYCC 2016

Neal Adams Opens His Own Art Gallery In Manhattan

boom2

Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins And The Deep In BOOM! Studios Latest NYCC 2016 Announcements

josie1nyccvar-cameronstewart

Archie Comics Invades NYCC With The Ramones And Josie & The Pussycats