Daily Archives: December 24, 2010

1884… here’s a film I’m really looking forward to.

Terry Gilliam

Here’s a piece from Film Industry News by Mike Stringer (which I picked up at Movies I Didn’t Get). Terry Gilliam, filmmaker, animator and former Python, is producing this view of the Future as seen by the past… in Victorian Steampunk style.

clipped from moviesididntget.com
 

Terry Gilliam’s Latest Project Takes Him Back To 1884

Variety has reported that visual effects artist Tim Ollive will direct the new mixed-media adventure movie called 1884, with Terry Gilliam serving as both producer and creative adviser. The project will cost an estimated $8 million.
1884 which has been described as an animated steampunk parody based on George Orwell’s 1984, with former pythons lending their voice talents to the project, whereas Gilliam will be credited only as creative adviser. 

 

Tim Ollive wrote the screenplay with Dennis de Groot. Both men have worked with Gilliam in the past. Tim Ollive is an animator, artist and visual FX man who’s actually worked on every one of Gilliam’s movies since Life Of Brian (1979).
Gilliam has said that, “The quality of the work is amazing. It’s not slick and sleek CGI work such as studios in LA produce. It looks as if it’s been crafted by an artisan and the scale and design are spectacular.”
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And here’s the Promotional Trailer from 1884:

Christmas Eve and we are anticipating snow this weekend.

Elly and I will be going over to my daughter’s house this evening to have dinner with her and the boys (and drop of Xmas presents)… then will come home and wait for Santa to fill stockings.

I’m starting to get worried about the weather report (which I pulled down from the weather bureau this morning while broadcasting “Winners and Losers” on WSHC). It seems that snow will start tomorrow in the late afternoon and then it will continue snowing on Sunday and Monday. I have to head for Virginia Monday morning to pick up my Mother and bring her to a family get together at Penny’s house that evening and I worry that the driving will be horrible (although my new old car is an “All Wheel Drive” vehicle which should cope with whatever I encounter.)

My other daughter, Cassandra, and her family are supposed to be coming down from Connecticut, as is Buddy and his intended, Rachel, who are spending Xmas with Cassandra, Matthew and Milo this year… but bad weather could keep Cassandra from traveling (Buddy has no choice as he has to get back to work and school in DC and Rachel has to catch a plane for Wisconsin.)

I hope everyone out there has a nice holiday. I’ll be online from time to time and will check in, but the blog will probably be operating at a minimal effort. Next week we’ll be operating in full regalia!