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Arcade Fire's live webcast to be directed by Terry Gilliam

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Aracde-Fire-Terry-GilliamImage Credit: Kevin Westenberg; Inset: Tony Lowe/PR PhotosThe Arcade Fire’s August 5 webcast from Madison Square Gardens will be directed by legendary auteur Terry Gilliam, according to the AP. The Canadian band’s show is being broadcast via Vevo.

I could point out that, given Gilliam’s rep for overseeing cinematic disasters, there is a high chance the band’s set will in fact be abandoned halfway through because of bad weather—despite MSG being an indoor venue. But as I’m a big TG fan I instead suggest you check out the clip I’ve embedded after the jump, which features a musical interlude from the director’s first movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a rare onscreen utterance from the man himself.

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Originally posted July 26 2010 — 7:44 PM EDT

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