© Lost in La Mancha—Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe/IFC Films
2003, 93 minutes
A must-watch documentary on the brutal hardship one can endure in trying to make a movie, Lost in la Mancha depicts the pre-production and the first six days of production of director Terry Gilliam’s doomed attempt to film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.” Surely, the odds were not in Gilliam’s favor; with every day passing, a new barrier of problems seemed to erect, ultimately shutting down the production of the film midway through the second week of the shooting schedule.
From strong winds and heavy downpour ripping apart film sets to the main actor suffering a disastrous back injury, everything that could go wrong is featured in the documentary, originally intended as a simple behind-the-scenes bonus on the DVD box-set.
Required viewing for all those who think making a film is easy!