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I am always down for a new Terry Gilliam flick. Always. After all, the man is responsible for crafting my all-time favorite motion picture, namely his 1985 masterpiece “Brazil”. Gilliam’s next project is apparently an adaption of the 1994 novel “Mr. Vertigo” by author Paul Auster. I wish I could say that I’ve heard of it, but unfortunately, I have not. Regardless, since I blindly follow the guy’s cinematic output, any Gilliam news is good news.
Not sure what this one’s about? Here’s a handy synopsis:
Mr. Vertigo is a novel written by Paul Auster and first published in 1994. It tells the story of a young orphaned boy from St. Louis, Walter Claireborne Rawley, who happens upon a mysterious traveller known only as Master Yehudi. Master Yehudi trains Walter to levitate and they begin travelling across the United States performing this feat at circus sideshows.
Apparently the book also served as inspiration for the Smashing Pumpkins video “Disarm”. If you’re too young to know what that is, take a peek at the clip embedded below.
Source: Los Angeles Times