Lost in La Mancha (2002)  

Posted by Aj

This was a very informative documentary about the the truth of movie making process and shows you how sometimes things just don't work out.

The main story is based around Terry Gilliam and his attempt to make the movie Lost in LA Mancha. However when the production starts things start to take a turn for the worst, everything that could possibly go wrong seems to go wrong. There were many problems like actors falling ill, adverse weather conditions and many more. While watching the documentary i felt a deep sense of sympathy for the director, he was just trying to get his dream of a movie into production. 

There were problems initially as well, were the investors of the movie wouldn't invest into it properly so the budget had to be cut down by a considerable amount. This caused further problems as they had to make tighter schedules and budgets.

The saddest part of it all was that we could see how Terry's dreams were just crashing, everything about the production was slowly falling apart and folding in on itself. There were times when even the crew would doubt if production was ever going to work.  Towards the end we can see that the assistant director even pulls out and the whole production had to be cancelled. Once a production has been canceled the shots taken cannot be used and everything has to be done from scratch again.

Nevertheless the documentary was an insight into true courage and  passion of someone who wanted things to work badly. The documentary just makes it clear that any project has to be done via extensive planning and project management or things can get out of hand easily.

Since the last failure to produce the movie, its been nearly 10 years since Terry started trying to make Lost in La Mancha (2002), let hope we can see the movie being produced in the future as it had amazing potential.

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