Terry Gilliam's struggles with studios are legendary: from whatever the hell happened with Brazil (a rare case in which Gilliam eventually won) to the demise of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and the crap that The Brothers Grimm turned into (damn those meddling Weinsteins), his unwillingness to compromise consistently has him at odds with authority figures.

So, because of this hard-earned "Down with the man!" mindset, it really doesn't come as much of a surprise that Gilliam has no problem with people pirating his movies. After all, why would a guy whose movies are constantly being damaged or even destroyed by budget problems (for which I realize he's not entirely blameless) give a damn about studios losing money? He does, however, have one request for the pirates out there: do a good job, would you please? "If you're going to pirate...make sure the quality's good. Have some respect for what you're pirating!"

[via Digg]
categories Movies, Cinematical