Lost in La Mancha

Lost in La Mancha

I like director Terry Gilliam (Adventures of Baron Munchausen/ Twelve Monkeys/ Time Bandits). I have faith in him. He's an eccentric visionary. Some people say he's cursed. With nearly every film, some uncanny occurrance almost brings him to a halt. (Heath Ledger died during the making of his latest film) Lost in La Mancha is a documentary of a Terry Gilliam movie that was shot but we will never see it. Why? It went over budget for many, many reasons and the financiers took possession of it. The fantasy film was based on the story Don Quixote and starred Johnny Depp. This documentary gives a great behind the scenes look at the nightmare of movie production. It also gives you the only sneak peek of what I believe would have been an awesome movie. Unfortunately it will sit in some vault somewhere forever. Sigh.