Tag Archives: the imaginarium of doctor parnassus

THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS Script Giveaway

4tonys

via Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer

The clip below of Terry Gilliam’s movie shows Heath Ledger as Tony, who’s part of a troupe of performers trying to save Dr. Parnassus’s daughter from the Devil. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) had promised his daughter to the Big D in exchange for immortality and now wants to renege. As you well know, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to play different versions of Tony after Ledger’s death (all four actors are in the above picture).

If the clip whets your appetite and you can’t wait until the movie’s release in October, you can read a copy of the script by Gilliam and Charles McKeown, dated May 2007. I’ll e-mail it to five subscribers randomly selected from all entries with a correct answer to the following:

Q: Besides I’m Not There, name another movie in which more than 2 actors played the same character.

I’ll take entries until Tuesday, July 28, noon PT. Put your nerd cap on!

Subscribe to Pop Culture Nerd by E-mail

The First Reviews of Heath Ledger’s Last Movie

ledger in parnassus

Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus screened at Cannes and the reviews are out. Here’s Entertainment Weekly‘s, Variety‘s and the Hollywood Reporter‘s. Heath Ledger died while working on this (Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell stepped in to finish his role) and apparently the first time you see him in the movie is as a corpse. Yikes.

The plot sounds intriguing but also confusing. I’m not a huge fan of Gilliam’s oeuvre and the movie doesn’t have a U.S. release date yet but I’ll probably see it when it does arrive so I can pay tribute to Ledger’s work. Will you?