August 26, 2009

"Its about turning money into light"

A quote from Sir Terry Gilliam (not quite sure if he is indeed a "Sir"..you know, officially.....but he should be.) Sir Terry is speaking of course, about his philosophy and vision when embracing the daunting undertaking of making a film.

The Good Doctor, also known to the world as Dr. Mark Kermode, is one of the most passionate and awesomely articulate of film critics. While I don´t agree with him on all issues, I love his passion. And he speaks from the heart - always. What Keith Olbermann is for Politics, Mark Kermode is for film. Although, I´d have to give the Good Doctor the edge on the verbal dexterity front. Besides, he never uses a teleprompter.

Known amongst us loyal Kermodians, is the fact, that the Good Doctor is an extremely harsh critic of the Pirates franchise. His rant on the Pirates III is legendary and a must see. In case you missed it - have a look. Courage of conviction at its best and ties in nicely with his most recent musings on why Johnny Depp would dump Terry Gilliam over a Pirates IV film.

NB: me, personally, liked Pirates I and II. And thought Monsieur Depp most entertaining. Mr. Kermode is equally so whilst bashing him and the entire franchise.

August 2009, Mark Kermode finds out there is going to be a Pirates IV



September 2007, Mark Kermode reviews Pirates III - End of... forget the rest

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