Lost in La Mancha – A Cautionary Tale for Filmmakers

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This week for MDA2900, we watched the documentary Lost in La Mancha which recounts Terry Gilliam’s venture into trying to produce a film based around the life of Don Quixote entitled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Watching this documentary was an invaluable experience because I got the chance to see the extensive process behind trying to get a film produced and the challenges producing a film can entail. The challenges and problems that arose in the production of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote gave me insight into the fact that what could go wrong on a film production can very well go wrong and that contingency planning for even the smallest of things can definitely help prevent a production from running into difficult problems to overcome.

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