Thoughts I had while watching Lost in La Mancha (the documentary about Terry Gilliam’s failed attempt to make a Don Quixote film in 2000) tonight:

  • Man, I’m glad I dropped Film Production junior year of college. I’d hate to be stuck working in that industry.
  • I didn’t know Terry Gilliam was American! I thought he was a Brit.
  • Johnny Depp, while breathtakingly beautiful onscreen, looks like a disgusting dirty bum in real life. However, his ripped sleeveless shirt did allow me to verify the urban legend that he had his “Winona Forever” tattoo modified to read “Wino Forever” after they broke up. It’s clearly visible on his right shoulder.
  • Johnny’s wife-to-be, Vanessa Paradis, is a diva who never turns up for appointments and looks like an alien. Seriously.
  • Those giants rock.
  • Horses, hail, floods, airplanes, injuries… This production was like the Book of Job.
  • I really wish this movie had gotten made.

If it’s playing anywhere near you, I recommend you see it. It’ll be your only chance to see Johnny Depp yelling “F**k you!” to a fish.

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  1. I just saw a re-run of a Jay Leno with J.D. on it…..he *does* look sort of like a dirty bum in real life. He’s also painfully weird and the whole interview was a little awkward. I felt like you could tell he thought Jay was a total jackass. I still think he’s probably beautiful in real life and that he would like, get along really well with me. 🙂

  2. He was wierd. They showed him meeting Gilliam and seeing all the storyboards for the movie, and he just didn’t have a single interesting thing to say about it. I really expected him to be, like, smart and articulate. Instead he just slumped around in a stupid Viper Room beanie name-dropping about people who worked on Chocolat.

  3. You must see the cover of ‘Details.’ You want some pretty Johnny Depp? There’s enough to go around (and you can see the tattoo).

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