Sunday, February 28, 2010

movie: the imaginarium of doctor parnassus

Talk about a fairy tale film!

The plotline of this Terry Gilliam gem should tell you about its beauty: Doctor Parnassus gets immortality in exchange for giving the devil his first born child at the age of sixteen. The movie is about the few days before his daughter's sixteenth birthday, the devil, and the mysterious drifter who finds them.

The film is most famous for being Heath Ledger's final film. He died before production was finished, so Jude Law, Colin Ferrell, and my wonderful Johnny Depp all took on the role of his character. They each gave the money they made from the film to Heath's daughter, Matilda.

Another wonderful thing about the movie was the inclusion of Lily Cole as the daughter. Already a striking model, I thought Lily was great and really held her own in the film.

If you're interested in strange movies about wonderful things, go with an open mind and heart to see The Imagnarium of Dr. Parnassus!


  1. I can't wait to see this film, I was excited about it for ages but just haven't got around to it x

  2. I love this film! I love at the beginning how it shows that kids have no imagination anymore when the little boy is playing on his gameboy & he gets sucked into the mirror Ahaa :D

  3. @LittleBearStories- See it if/when you can! It's so much fun!

    @LanguageTimothy- Haha yes that was amazing! <33