Nothing Is Permanent: The Triumph of Doctor Parnassus
Junkfood Cinema looks back at The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Like any other facet of existence, filmmaking is not spared from tragedy. Whether you subscribe to the life-imitating-art/art-imitating life construct of cinema, the fact is that as transcendent as art can at times be, it is still beholden to having to be created by flesh-and-blood humans with finite lengths of existence.
Film School Rejects
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
In his 2009 fantastical opus, Terry Gilliam proved the maxim of his titular character, "you can't stop a story being told." Where any other filmmaker would see the tragic death of his star before the end of filming as a sign to close production, Gilliam enlisted some of Heath Ledger's closest friends to complete the movie and give it a bold new identity. Brian and Cargill step through the mirror and delve into the philosophical wizardry contained in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus!