New The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Stills
09.17.09 by BJSprecher
As clips and new still images are released for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, we're reminded of just how talented Heath Ledger was as an actor and how much the film world has lost.
When director Terry Gilliam announced he would move forward with the movie in the wake of Ledger's death, many criticized his decision. It took the combined efforts of actors Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law to try to fill the void — and to avoid having to render Ledger's remaining scenes using CGI. Gilliam has defended his decision to continue on, saying that he did so to honor Heath and his work and "to touch people's hearts and souls as Heath was able to do."
I am grateful to Johnny, Colin, and Jude for coming on board and to everyone else who has made it possible for us to finish the film.
I am delighted that Heath's brilliant performance can be shared with the world.