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The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus Looks Crazy Bananas

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus trailer, you guys:

Um…what?

Don’t get me wrong…this looks like it could be great, if I had any idea what this was. Terry Gilliam has made so many good movies, and this has so many great actors in it (and it also has Colin Farrell and Jude Law in it). Plus it was Heath Ledger’s final film, so, you know, morbid curiosity alone. And I recognize that with particularly ambitious and adventurous and bizarre projects it might be hard to summarize everything within the simple and tidy constraints of your ordinary movie trailer, but COME ON. Even just the mostly straight-forward voice over narration is a total mind-fuuuuuuuuck.

A thousand years ago, Dr. Parnassus made a deal with the devil to gain immortality. But this came with a price. Now, a mysterious outsider will take the traveling show beyond their imaginations.

I thought I was following, but then I totally wasn’t following. What traveling show? Beyond whose imaginations? Forget it, Jake, it’s the Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus Town.