Dreams: July 1997 News BulletinEdited by Phil Stubbs
Fear and Loathing
Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is set to start shooting any day now, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp as the Gonzo journalist and Benicio del Toro as his attorney. Also cast in recent weeks is Gary Busey, who's recently been recovering from surgery. Down as a producer is Patrick Cassevetti, who worked with Gilliam on Time Bandits and Brazil.
Gilliam replaced Alex Cox as director of the movie. Cox has said that Gilliam's direction will make the film different than he had envisaged it, suggesting that with Gilliam at the helm, we'll "see the bats". There are some good websites dedicated to Hunter S. Thompson, which can be located through Yahoo.
Python Reunion in Buckinghamshire... Latest Report
"...along long and windy corridors hung with portraits of the Astors, we have a Business Conference Room booked for 24 hours, which comes complete with a black-tied, morning-coated gentleman, who rapidly fills our orders for cappucini and snacks. Gilliam fiddles with the high tech controls and makes the curtains open and close several times, plunging the room into darkness. He then discovers the projecting sketch pad and proceeds to doodle, throwing great outlines on a screen which fills one side of the room. Is there any other major film director so endearingly silly?"
Idle comments on the likelihood of a new Python movie, "So to the very big questions - will we or won't we? I think we agreed to come up with a first draft screenplay by some time next year. John proposed another reunion in mid-September when TG finishes his shoot. TG is unavailable really for ages. One thing for sure we are still happily bonkers. Lack of money has not spoiled us. Also we are all still funny. Hilarious in fact, thoiugh you may have to take my word for it. The banter was incessant, affectionate and deeply personal. It was a great reunion. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. I look forward to the next..."
Here's one of Gilliam's sketches that Idle nicked at the end of the meeting:
Meaning of Life CD-ROM
From birth to death, players will navigate through scenes from the original film, interacting with the original characters, solving puzzles, watching clips, and playing through such thoroughly important games as You Don't Know John, Live Organ Transplants, Mealtime with Mr Creosote and the Hendys Conversation Game. Terry Gilliam, the game's executive producer has said, "We will bake this game to a perfect golden brown - it will taste like no other Python CD-ROM."
Film Finances Link
Farewell, Don Henderson
What's new in this fifth release?
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Phil Stubbs - Manchester, England. July 1997.