For someone like me who is as interested in the process of making films as enjoying the finished product, this was a fascinating documentary. Poor Gilliam - one of our most interesting directors - was destined to fail in this attempt to make Quixote. I hope that one day he gets another chance.
Fairly entertaining indeed as it gives us a rare glimpse into the minutiae of film-making. There is a very limited scope to the film and that is why events must be exagerated to infuse some drama. It could well work as an insight into Terry Gillian's unorthodox style but the fact of the matter remains that the project was doomed by one & just one major ineludible event. And the myth was then blown out of proportion.
As much as I love the work of Gilliam, seeing his reckless and unfocused approach to directing is always a frustrating experience. This documentary shows just how much went wrong on his attempt to make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote", but perhaps the biggest obstacle to overcome was Gilliam himself, who seems frustrated with the time and energy it takes to pluck visions from his mind and put them on film.
A powerful account of the trials in contemporary film production pursuits for autonomy despite the ingenuity of circumstance to derail the most planned sequences and shoots. Gilliam is a notorious maverick whose wild visions are hard to pin down into a pragmatic core, yet his scope is vital for the future of cinema. Despite the logistical failure of this vision, I can't help but admire Gilliam more.