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You Had Me At Terry Gilliam: 'Zero Theorem' Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | January 28, 2014 | Comments ()


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I first fell in love with Terry Gilliam when I watched Brazil in the greatest high school literature senior elective of all time: Science Fiction Literature. I really did have the best high school in the history of college preparatory education. I mean, I never stood on a desk for Robin Williams, but I got to be Paul Atreides defense attorney when put on trial for crimes against humanity, so it definitely had its moments.

I was a bit naive at the time, and had only the vaguest conception of directors and producers and such things. I think George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were the only such folks I’d heard of by that point in my life. It didn’t quite occur to me that all movies came from people who made other movies I might like. I mean, yeah, it’s obvious once you put it like that. There was no Internet, we were young and lost. But anyway, it turned out that I’d loved Time Bandits years earlier and only found out in my twenties that the two films were by the same guy.

So, Gilliam’s back, and he’s in the future, and he’s got Christoph Waltz as the star, along with Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon and Ben Whishaw. Here’s the trailer:

I have a feeling that I’m going to have to buy all the DVDs and hide them, because no one else deserves it.


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  • Ben

    Anyone else getting a John Malkovich vibe from Waltz in this?

  • Greg!

    You dare to question the Kwisatz Haderach?

  • So... Divide By Zero : The Movie?

  • BWeaves

    OK, I must be the only one who doesn't enjoy Terry Gilliam's films.

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    im off and on with him.

  • I'm a massive Python fan and have tried REALLY HARD to get on the Gilliam bandwagon, but I find his movies challenging. Not that being challenged is a bad thing of course, but sadly I also find them tedious. I did like the docu about the disaster that was his Quixote movie and 12 Monkeys is pretty good, albeit needlessly dense.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    The irony that I love Gilliam's films and still haven't watched Brazil despite living in the damn country is certainly not lost on me.

    I'm now jealous of your school, Steven.

  • Jiffylush

    My first exposure was Time Bandits. I would have been seven at the time and my Mom took me to see it. I absolutely loved the movie and to this day she still talks about how horrible it was. I have seen them all, even the movie about how Don Quixote didn't get made, and I will watch every one he makes which will hopefully be a good number.

  • Anna von Beav

    VERY YES

  • mairimba

    Sorry, Steven. I already pre-ordered ALL the discs.

    Imaginarium was going to be so perfect. I feel bad he couldn't finish it the way he wanted.

  • Had me at Christoph Waltz....

  • lowercase_ryan

    you're so predictable.

  • That's me. Downvoting you.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Except as soon as I saw he was attached to this I knew you'd get the vapors :)

  • EVS. I am delicate.

  • TheOriginalMRod

    "...in the greatest high school literature senior elective of all time: Science Fiction Literature." - I am so jealous!!! My senior English Lit teacher had a colostomy bag... that was as close as we came to science fiction.

  • lonolove

    Oh man, our school had Literature of the Insane, World of Fantasy and Gothic Lit (which was all Jekyll & Hyde, Interview with the Vampire and Frankenstein)...super fun! Our Gothic Lit field trip was to Salem, MA to check out all the hokey witch-museums.

  • Norah

    Middle aged man finds meaning in the arms of a barely legal blonde. Hmmm... seems familiar.

  • Middle aged man finds meaning in the arms of a barely legal blonde.

    I approve.

  • While there is a sizable age difference, and she is quite lovely, Melanie Thierry is 32, so calling her "barely legal" is about as accurate as describing 57 year old Christoph Waltz as "basically dead".

  • Mrs. Julien

    How about "old enough to be her father"?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Possible, but unlikely.

  • Debra Kessing

    it does happen :)

  • crispin

    How about "Who cares. Love is love."?

  • Mrs. Julien

    TOUCHE!

    ETA (That's your influence): But it would be nice to see a man fall in love with someone his own age in a movie every now and then. Love can be redemptive even if it is your own age.

  • Perfectly acceptable. I was just exercising my constitutional right to roll my eyes at referring to a woman in her early thirties as "barely legal" instead of like an adult or something.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Fair play to you.

  • John G.

    Finally, a real Terry Gilliam film to wash out the taste of Brothers Grimm, that horrible shit taste that has never gone away since.

  • crispin

    There's been a few more since then.

  • John G.

    those other ones don't suck so hard, though.

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