Tuesday, October 21, 2008

PHOTO: Heath Ledger in Parnassus

I don't normally write a whole note about a single photo, but I think this one deserves it. The photo is of Heath Ledger in what was his final film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus...check it out!

Here is the plot synopsis from the good guys over at /film...

he Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Dr Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality. Many centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his first-born reached its 16th birthday he or she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Valentina is now rapidly approaching this ‘coming of age’ milestone and Dr Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr Parnassus promises his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man that helps him win. In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles - and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all.

What do you guys think about this film? Is it something that you are looking forward to and why or why not?

Go see something good!

1 comment:

  1. I have the awful feeling that Dr. Parnassus will turn out to be a mess, but I'm hoping director Terry Gilliam can somehow make it work.

    I just feel bad for the guy, since it seems like he's always getting left in a bind in one way or another. It's nice that so many other actors were willing to pitch in after Ledger passed away, though, and that's what gives me a little hope for the movie.


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