December 29, 2010

Update on Terry Gilliam's THE WHOLLY FAMILY

Based on information leaked in Italian by LoSpettacolo and SegnalStreet90 media outlets, I made a blog post several days ago about a possible new Terry Gilliam short film, THE WHOLLY FAMILY. This morning, UK-based Bleeding Cool has got wind of it and filled in more pieces of the puzzle, but printed a retraction later today on one of those pieces. Bleeding Cool's Brendon Connelly is now stating that the film is NOT based on Merriam's poem; in fact he goes on to say that Gilliam "doesn’t know the Merriam poem at all." So, I guess it is one of those strange coincidences that the unique titles are identical. We shall wait and see what transpires over the coming month. Nevertheless, thank you to Bleeding Cool for the other pieces of the puzzle today. And to my blog readers, I'll be keeping my eye on Italian media sources in the coming weeks for the scoop.

12 comments:

  1. That is interesting about the titles being the same. The "wholly" part. Either way, thanx for breaking the news TRGF and thanx for the update.

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  2. Another photo of Gilliam I've never seen. Keep these coming.

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  3. Thanks for the update. I wonder what made BC think it was based on the poem in the first place. It is an interesting coincidence like you say though.

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  4. The question is will we ever SEE the short film? At least those of us outside of Italy.

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  5. I wonder why he is doing all these small projects. To keep busy? Or maybe to raise funds for Don Quixote?

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  6. @jacklint Maybe it'll be online like Hallowdega.

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  7. Fascinating turn of events. It seems like you got people in a race to find out the details TRGF hehehe ;) I'm also wondering where BC got their poem tip from, but you never know.

    TheGnome, I doubt he's doing these smaller projects to raise Don Quixote money. That would be like millions. But it's a lovely sentiment. I think Quixote is a long way off. Anyone have an update on the Warner Bros. Don Quixote?

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  8. I'm wondering if this is another corporate sponsored kind of thing. He hasn't really made "short films" since the Monty Python Days. And TheGnome, I have to agree with Rhiplic on this. I don't really see how these would make him loads of money. Legend of Hallowdega was free to watch online, so it must have brought the sponsors money somehow but he probably just got paid whatever and that's it. Maybe he does these gigs to keep from boredom. Who knows. He did the Nike ad, when, 2003? And he didn't have the Don Quixote take-two in the works then.

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  9. 2002 World Cup. Pretty sweet ads.

    "Secret Tournament"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrShUb4pU14

    "The Rematch"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5szBSyLvNQ

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  10. rhiplic, I haven't heard a peep about the "fast tracked" WB Don Quixote. Maybe it's not happening after all (hopefully).

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  11. Omg TRGF! It's all over the internet now. Way to spread the news, you underground Gilliam fan, you ;)

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  12. @k3vinabove Thanks for the links.

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