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"Please don't walk out of my movie"

Posted at 12:45 PM on February 27, 2007 by Euan Kerr

Director Terry Gilliam on the set of "Tideland" (Photo courtesy of THINKfilm)

Local lad Terry Gilliam talked to Steve Inskeep on NPR's Morning Edition today about how he wants people to give his new movie "Tideland" a chance. (It's now out on DVD after a rocky trip through the theaters.)

Gilliam, Monty Python animator and director of "Brazil," "12 Monkeys," and "The Fisher King" among many others, went so far as to film a personal message at the beginning of "Tideland" asking people to stay in their seats.

Apparently people have been upset by the fact that the little girl who is the central character measures out her Dad's heroin. She deals with the horrors of this by entering a Gilliam-esque fantasy world.

Intriguingly, during the conversation they talk more about the commonalities with "Little Miss Sunshine" where Alan Arkin played a grandfather with a drug habit, rather than "Pan's Labyrinth" where a little girl escapes from a wretched situation through her imagination.

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