"I was 64-years-old when I made this film, and I think I finally discovered the child within me. It turned out to be ... a little girl." Man, I love Terry Gilliam. The above video is his introduction to the film Tideland, and I found it on a new Cracked list which covers 9 Awesome Directors Who Temporarily Lost Their Mind. Basically, the list is pretty much that: directors who are primarily known for their awesome films, but for some reason slipped in a few random duds that seemingly came from left field. Tideland is Gilliam's dud, according to them, and since I still haven't seen the film, I can't say whether they are right. But I can tell you that I absolutely love this video intro from the director, and it makes me want to see the film even more.
Also on their list are Francis Ford Coppola (Jack), Steven Spielberg (Hook, though he should've been on there for 1941), Spike Lee (She Hate Me), Guy Ritchie (Swept Away), M. Night Shyamalan (Lady in the Water), Sidney Lumet (The Wiz), Ridley Scott (A Good Year) and Clint Eastwood (the years 1996-2002). Some of these films were loved by many, so I could see this list potentially rubbing people the wrong way. What do you think of it? And what other directors surprised you with a random crappy film mixed in with an otherwise spotless record?