Don Quixote (2015)

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With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world.

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  • William Leon with Director David Beier and Luis Guzman on the set of Don Quixote
  • William Leon with James Franco at the Don Quixote Question and Answer panel
  • William Leon on the set of Don Quixote with Luis Guzman and Carmen Argenziano
  • William Leon on the set of Don Quixote with Horatio Sanz
  • William Leon at the Don Quixote Premiere
  • John Charles Meyer, James Franco, Daniel Betances, and Daren Flam in "Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha," directed by Dave Dorsey (2015).

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26 April 2018 | attyfam
Based more on the musical than the novel
This version of Don Quixote, though it carries the subtitle of the novel itself, is based more on the musical "The Man of La Mancha" than on the novel. I admit that no film of the usual length could ever capture the richness and complexity of even Part 1 of the novel (Part 2 being ignored by most interpreters). A mini-series would be required to attempt to do justice to the novel. But the plot line here really aligns more with the musical than the book.

One thing that drove me crazy from the start: The letter "o" in the word "Don" is, throughout, pronounced like the "o" in the first syllable of "Donald", rather than like the "o" in phone. "Don" in Spanish is a title (like "Sir"), not a name. They could at least have pronounced it properly and not thereby announced the American origins of the film linguistically.

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