Losing the Light: Terry Gilliam and the Munchausen Saga

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(Applause Books). Mix one American director with a German producer on a period extravaganza, set the locations in Italy and Spain and start the cameras rolling without enough money to do the job. Then sit back and watch disaster strike. That is the scenario Andrew Yule has painstakiingly reconstructed. The more problems and reverses, the greater our interest: costly postponements, overwhelming language difficulties, elephants and tigers turning on their trainers, illnesses, sets not being ready, special effects breaking down and cameo stars (from Marlon Brando to Sean Connery) backing out of the project. You name it, Andrew Yule reports it!

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Gilliam's 1988 film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was one of the greatest financial disasters in film history. Yule ( Life on the Wire: The Life and Art of Al Pacino , LJ 10/1/91) here recounts how a talented group of filmmakers let ego, greed, and jealousy turn this production into a cash-devouring quagmire. The central characters are Gilliam and the fast-talking producer Thomas Schuhly. While these two bickered, the production became immersed in a morass of logistical problems, infighting, and costly scams. Amazingly enough, the finished product received excellent notices and four Academy Award nominations. Blame for the film's failure, according to Yule, lies with shoddy distribution and lack of publicity by Columbia Pictures. This nuts-and-bolts look at movie making is recommended for most film libraries.
- Dan Bo gey, Clearfield Cty. P.L. Federation, Curwensville, Pa.
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