Gilliam on Fire

Jul 28, 2010

He’s quested for the Holy Grail, dived headfirst into Hunter S. Thompson’s sixties excess, turned La jetée into a Hollywood action epic (a good one!), and created what is probably cinema’s greatest Orwellian dystopia—what could Terry Gilliam do that would surprise us? How about a concert webcast? Gilliam will direct a live stream of the Arcade Fire’s August 5 performance at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden that will be available on YouTube. This is the first in a planned series of streamed shows called Unstaged and backed by American Express, Vevo, and YouTube. Check back here at 10 p.m. the night of the show to see whether the director plays it straight or has some of his characteristic tricks up his sleeve.