Tag Archives: Terry Gilliam

Favorite Films: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“Look, my liege!” “Camelot!” “Camelot!” “Camelot!” “It’s only a model.” The 1960s brought together a unique troupe of British comedians who would end up becoming known the world over for their sketch comedy. Graduates of Oxford University and Cambridge University, … Continue reading

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Heath Ledger may well be this generation’s James Dean. His career tragically cut short (though in his case more by a bad decision than by happenstance), he had a few more films than Dean, but like Dean was just reaching … Continue reading

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The Brothers Grimm

Director Terry Gilliam delves back into fantasy and the role of stories with this 2005 film starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. The film takes the position that the brothers Grimm weren’t just chroniclers of stories, but actively participated in … Continue reading

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News: Jones, Gilliam, Cleese, Palin, Idle… and Williams?

From Variety comes an interesting report for fans of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It seems a new film, Absolutely Anything is re-uniting the surviving cast. Terry Jones is directing the film, which is a Live-action/CGI science-fiction comedy about aliens who … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Released in 1988, Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen very nearly wasn’t released at all. Behind schedule, far over budget, more than a little bit off of the mainstream, it wasn’t exactly the darling of the studio’s eye — … Continue reading

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