Bei JoBlo.com gibt es ein Interview mit Terry Gilliam...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry... [...] Why is the film being waylaid by a vocal unit?
It isn’t for wide audiences. It isn’t watered down. This is Gilliam in STUNNING form. This isn’t churned out of a machine, it’s got blood, sweat and tears in it. The imagery is shocking, in your face and absolutely captivating. However, this isn’t a directly logical tale - it’s poetry, art [...]
[...] the film is an experience, something that very few films actually offer these days. It’s a film that challenges you, offends you and shakes up your perception of the world. And if you happen to know a little girl that ripped the heads off their Barbies - or if you were that girl - there’s a strong chance that this film will be a religious experience for you. If you kept your Barbies intact... maybe not so much.
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film... [...] Gilliam has succeded in his main aim - this is one of the best films yet on showing how children play, explore, their mood swings, and how they use their imaginations to interpret and deal with the world as they experience it. It’s very dark and potentially controversial - the main character is exposed to some disturbing situations [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film... [...] I enjoyed Tideland much more than I expected. There is a vile rumour doing the rounds that this is a low-budget movie. I say vile because it has to be false. This picture looks every bit as polished and expensive as, ahum, "The Brothers Grimm". Unlike "The Brothers Grimm" it's also well told, incredibly well acted, funny, frightening and disturbing. Jodelle Ferland's powerful performance gave me goosebumps. The movie looks and sounds gorgeous. There are special effects and they add to the movie instead of distract. And it's totally a Terry Gilliam movie. His signature is all over the place, in the way he films the foulest things and manages to create beautiful pastiches from them. When you see some of the later scenes as an adult it gets very uncomfortable, bacause while you can relate to the playfullness as a kid, you can see the danger little Jeliza-Rose is literally flirting with. And I have to say this one more time, the lead actress is a tremendous find and I'm curious what will happen to her.
Indeed, this movie devided the group I saw it with. Some found it too slow, others too gross or scary. I was just so very very pleased to see Terry Gilliam's REAL comeback as a director. [...]
Bei DH gibt es ein paar Szenenbilder...
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film... In a word: mess. I went in predisposed to liking it, but no matter WHAT you think of Gilliam’s earlier work, you’re in denial if you think that this is anything but a weirdness-for-weirdness’s sake project devoid of anything even remotely resembling coherence. The program guide created the impression that Jeff Bridges would be in "Dude" mode for this movie, but this turned out not to be the case - his most emotive acting in the film is playing a corpse. Almost all of the picture has to be carried by young Jodelle Ferland (endlessly likened by publicity materials to Sarah Polley when she starred in Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen), and she’s simply not up to the gargantuan task of doing so, what with a dearth of supporting help (at least Munchausen had a cast) and a screenplay that screams "acid." [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film... [...] I have given a lot of thought to trying to figure out the target audience for TIDELAND. It is a movie about a little girl, yet it is too disturbing for children. But the movie is hardly for adults, either given its obsession with fart jokes and gross-out humor. And teenagers themselves would be bored to tears. It is almost like someone bet Terry Gilliam to redefine the word "unmarketable." [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine erste Kritik... [...] This is a small, intimate, production. The things Terry Gilliam's films typically are not. The Fantasy sequences are not the explosive, elaborate setpieces of his larger films, so don't go in expecting big payoffs. But this is still very much a Terry Gilliam film. It's imaginative, provocative, and visually spectacular. The acting and writing are excellent. The film builds slowly, but rewards your patience. [...]
Bei IGNFF gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Jennifer Tilly...
Bei Dreams gibt es neue Set-Bilder und Interviews...
HNR hat ein paar Bilder des inszenierten Zugunglücks veröffentlicht...
Dreams sprach mit Terry Gilliam, u.a. über "Tideland"... What are you happiest with so far?
I think I'm happiest with the actors. The cast is just extraordinary. Jodelle Ferland, who plays Jeliza-Rose, is breathtaking. She's now 10 years old - she celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks ago. She's in every single scene. Every day she's working. She's astonishing. I think she's actually about 35 years old squished into this little 10-year-old body. Yesterday Janet McTeer was having to lift her up in a scene, and the kid was clearly much heavier than a child her size should be! She's fantastic.
Brendan Fletcher, who plays Dickens, is extraordinary. I keep on thinking of him as Quasimodo and Jodelle as his Esmerelda. And he's absolutely tragic, beautiful, funny and mad. It's great working with actors who have no vanity. Janet has got this blind eye in. We've made her look like a monster, and she's loving it.
On the creative side, Nicola's been great. He's working like a madman. The crew is full of really nice people. I'm not used to such nice people working with me. No matter how badly I behave with them or towards them, they seem to bounce back with a sunny smile every morning. [...]
CS! meldet... Sneak Peek tells us that shooting began September 27 in Regina, Saskatchewan on Terry Gilliam's Tideland, described by the director as 'Alice in Wonderland Meets Psycho'. Premise of the $20 million feature focuses on a young girl who turns to her active imagination to resolve a troubling situation.
Produced by the Naked Lunch team of Gabriella Martinelli and Jeremy Thomas, starring Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Tilley, Tideland garnered controversy October 20 and 21, when Gilliam staged a spectacular train wreck outside of Regina, crashing 5 trains into each other.
As hundreds of made-up background performers wandered around dazed on the set during a shooting break, frightened townspeople from the area, unaware of the production, rushed to the scene to see if they could help the wounded.
Tideland wraps December 8, with HanWay Films handling international sales.
Blickpunkt:Film meldet... Jeff Bridges spielt nach "König der Fischer" erneut für Regisseur Terry Gilliam. Wie der "Hollywood Reporter" vermeldet, übernimmt der Schauspieler die Hauptrolle in dem vergangene Woche angekündigtem Fantasy-Drama "Tideland". Die Dreharbeiten sollen in Kürze beginnen.
Blickpunkt:Film meldet... Der bereits vor drei Jahren als mögliches Regieprojekt von Terry Gilliam angekündigte düster-schräge Fantasyfilm "Tideland" soll nun diesen Monat in Dreh gehen. Als Hauptdarstellerinnen des Indie-Projekts haben Jennifer Tilly und die neunjährige Newcomerin Jodell Ferland unterzeichnet. Janet McTeer und Brendan Fletcher sind weitere Castmitglieder. Die Geschichte um ein kleines Mädchen, das sich nach dem Tod ihres Vaters in eine Traumwelt flüchtet, basiert auf Mitch Cullins gleichnamigem Roman und wurde von "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"-Autor Tony Grisoni für die Leinwand adaptiert. Als Produzenten fungieren Jeremy Thomas und Gabriella Martinelli. Die weltweiten Rechte liegen bei Hanway Films.
Terry Gilliam will next direct Tideland, which starts shooting September 7 in Saskatchewan, Canada, once the director has finished his current film, The Brothers Grimm.
Variety says the film, written by Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, is adapted from Mitch Cullin's novel about a girl in rural Texas who escapes from the grim reality of her life into a world of fantasy.
She is accompanied on her adventures of the imagination by four disembodied dolls' heads, which will be voiced by well-known actors.
Tideland DVD & Video
Tideland (2 DVDs) Regionalcode 2 FSK: Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren DVD Erscheinungstermin: 25. Oktober 2007 BD und HD-DVD Erscheinungstermin: 5. November 2007