The sudden death of Heath Ledger playing the lead in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus left director Terry Gilliam trying to find a means of salvaging the film.
Job done in the form of Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, who each serve as alternate-dimension versions of the Ledger’s character when he crosses through a paranormal mirror.
Apparently their fees went to Heath’s daughter and early reviews are promising.
Another booking for October…
The Coen Brothers are seriously good film makers.
Not to mention the inclusion of some fantastic eyewear (from a personal pov).
A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary mans search for clarity in a universe with a Jefferson Airplane soundtrack. Its 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith (Sari Lennick) that she is leaving him.
She has fallen in love with one of his colleagues, Sy Ableman (Fred Melamed), who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry.
Larrys unemployable brother Arthur (Richard Kind) is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny (Aaron Wolf) is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah (Jessica McManus) is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job.
And that is only the tip of his desperate ice-berg.
I’m booking a seat for October.