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2010-10-08 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmaker Terry Gilliam will premiere his short film THE LEGEND OF HALLOWDEGA starring David Arquette and Justin Kirk with special appearances by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip and more on October 31st, 2010. The film, produced by AMP Energy Juice and @radical.media, will premiere on Halloween Sunday with the first chapter to debut on ESPN just prior to the start of the AMP Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Starting Halloween...

2009-08-18 20:19:47

The surviving members the iconic British comedy troupe Monty Python are to be presented with a special BAFTA honor this fall, the BBC reported. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are scheduled to attend an Oct. 15 question and answer session in New York, marking their 40th anniversary. Python member Graham Chapman died in 1989. The comedians and writers are being recognized for their contributions to film and television, BAFTA said. We're absolutely delighted...

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2009-08-13 16:53:22

Actor Heath Ledger's final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, may have found a buyer in the United States, people involved in the negotiations said. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in advanced talks to pick up the film and distribute it theatrically through Sony Pictures Classics, Variety reported Thursday. The deal could be announced this week. Sony officials said the film could be a money-maker in the home market because of Ledger, who died last year of an accidental...

2009-06-19 11:45:00

"I saw The Secret Policeman's Ball and it became a part of me. It sowed a seed." - Bono "I think everyone is in for a grave disappointment." - John Cleese NEW YORK, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Amnesty International's stellar and anarchic comedy and rock extravaganza benefit shows with "The Secret Policeman's Film Festival." Beginning on Friday, June 26 through Wednesday, July 1 (Six Days), the Walter Reade...

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2009-05-22 10:54:28

A fantasy film Australian actor Heath Ledger was working on before he died has screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell signed up to play different aspects of Ledger's character in the unfinished film,m The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, after Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. E! News said Parnassus, which was written and directed by Terry Gilliam, screened for the first time at the Cannes...

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2009-05-15 06:54:46

U.S. filmmaker Terry Gilliam will attempt for a second time to shoot his Don Quixote dream project, The Hollywood Reporter said. Gilliam first tried to shoot the film nearly a decade ago, but the production was sidelined by weather and budget woes, as well as an ailing leading man. The setbacks were chronicled in a popular documentary called Lost in La Mancha. The Hollywood Reporter said Gilliam, a former Monty Python comedy troupe member, has joined forces with British producer Jeremy Thomas...

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2009-05-14 12:00:00

The North American touring production of Monty Python's Spamalot is scheduled to close in Costa Mesa, Calif., Oct. 18, the musical's producers said Thursday. The national tour will have played 1,408 performances in more than 101 separate engagements throughout the continent to an audience estimated at nearly 3.6 million people. The tour began in Boston in March 2006 and recouped its investment in less than nine months on the road. By the time the tour ends, approximately 6.9 million...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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