by the numbers

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Terry Gilliam on FreshAir 2003:

FreshAir: What did you think of Harry Potter [ed. a movie for which Gilliam was auditioned and rejected]?
Gilliam: It was crap. It was pedestrian — by the numbers
… unlike Lord of the Rings

The interview focuses on the documentary Lost in La Mancha, which follows Gilliam as his project to make a Don Quixote film adaptation falls into ruin and despair.

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