I got invited to a private screening here in Vancouver this past weekend. Sadly, I could not make it. I REALLY wanted to see it, but I guess I will have to wait until Christmas day when it gets released here .
So, is Sony going to do any actual advertising for this? I imagine it's a fairly tricky movie to market, but it is Heath Ledger's final performance. Not to mention it features three other extremely popular leading men and a respected elder statesman of the acting world.
I can't imagine Focus keeping it such a secret if they had acquired the rights.
Well, we're less than 2 weeks away from the LA/NY release and less than a month from the "wide" release, and Sony Pictures Classics seems determined to keep this movie a secret from the general movie-going public. I haven't even seen the trailer in Los Angeles theaters yet, (where I have seen trailers for The Misfortunates, The White Ribbon, and even A Town Called Panic). I just can't fathom why neither Sony nor the various theater chains seem interested in showing this very appealing trailer:
I liked "12 Monkeys" and was kind of lukewarm about "Brazil". This one looks like it could be good. It is kind of hard to draw a conclusion from the trailer because I think Gilliam's strong visual sense lends itself to really good trailers. His visual abilities are so strong that the result sort of elbows any sense of story aside, at least in the trailer. I almost would like to see this just for the imaginative visuals. They look incredible.
It is frustrating that they have not promoted this film. For Pete's sake...it has so many top actors in it PLUS the final performance of Heath! I can't understand why they are not letting people know about it.
just got back from seeing this. it's great that we're 1 week into the year and already have a strong contender for best picture of the year. looks like it won't get as wide a release as it should but definitely make the effort to seek this one out.
I really wanted to like Parnassus, as I'm a huge Gilliam fan, but I thought this was a mess. Understandable, given the exceptional challenge he had to overcome to finish the film, but worst of all, it was a dull mess. For me, the story just never had any spark, the performances were uninspiring. And after the visual splendor of Avatar, the effects to create Gilliam's imaginarium world seemed a little... amateur