Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lost in La Mancha (2002)

'Lost in La Mancha' is a documentary based on director Terry Gilliam's struggle to create a film in which some people say is cursed, named 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'. This documentary discusses the struggles in which Gilliam faced whilst in all stages of creating the film, which sadly to the day remains un-finished.

From the set out of the documentary it was clear that this project was going to fail, so in some ways ruined the ending, but knowing that we were watching a documentary based on real life events within Gilliam's life working on the film somehow brought across a daunting feeling of a life long project literally being washed away.

For a outside viewers point of view it seemed as though the film was in Gilliam's eyes no long a film, but rather a life long ambition in which he has to finish. Through out all the set backs within creating the film, many people may have called it a day a lot sooner, but judging by Gilliam's dedication to the film it seems to be more than just a film to him.

Watching the documentary we a great realisation that if a project is not set out and directed in the correct manor, the project will soon fall into shambles. A fate which no artist ever wants to encounter.

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