Terry Gilliam

I admire the self-destructive element in Gilliam’s oeuvre, that sort of wilful eyes-shut stamping of the foot….which is an arch way of saying I admire his commitment, even without having seen his La Mancha documentary. It’s an essential component of his style. In his early films,Time Bandits, Jabberwocky, Munchausen,
He set his energetic and scatological anarchy, fizzing and spluttering, in a perfectly imagined and constructed fantasy setting . Of the more recent films,I’m keenest to see Tideland, but most of what he does provokes the reaction “ I wish I’d done that ! “

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Terry Gilliam