ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Alisha Grauso

Eccentric director is a man who perhaps best defines the contradiction of a career marked by epic highs and barely-watchable lows, with classic films such as Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail resting under his belt alongside such clunkers as The Brothers Grimm. His last full-length directorial film effort was the confused The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and that was way back in the ancient days of 2009. We know he has the upcoming The Zero Theorem hitting theaters this year, but what's he been doing in the meantime?

Directing a trippy stage production of Berlioz's opera The Damnation of Faust, for starters. That was all the way back in 2011, so that doesn't account for the last few years, but still, critics who saw the production said it was Gilliam's best directorial effort of the past two decades, and that's saying something.

And guess what? The entire production has been put on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. That's right, all two hours of the "Am I high or am I just suffering a fever hallucination?" opera can be in front of your eyeballs as soon as you get done reading this.

See? I told you:


I don't know about you, but I know how I'm spending one of my nights this week... If you were going to say, "Getting drunk on a bottle of wine and crying about the shambles of your life," then HAH, joke's on you. I did that last night. Sucker.

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