The collapse of filmmaker Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Quixote
, a typically quirky spin on Miguel de Cervantes's classic fable about the power of dreams, as chronicled by longtime admirers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe. Gilliam began his career creating memorably bizarre animated sketches for the Monty Python
troupe and graduated to such live-action features as BRAZIL (1985) and TWELVE MONKEYS (1995); Quixote
was a natural subject and by 1999 he had a script and the beginnings of financing. Labeled an unruly genius in the wake of the legendary disaster that was 1989's THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (a textbook example of a film spiraling ...