The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009).

Author: Jeff Birkenstein

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231850384

Category: Performing Arts

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Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the "American Dream."
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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Covering the whole of his working life, this collection discusses Gilliam's formative years as an artist/cartoonist, his move from the US to UK, his entry into TV, and his success as resident animator for 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', ...

Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578066247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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Covering the whole of his working life, this collection discusses Gilliam's formative years as an artist/cartoonist, his move from the US to UK, his entry into TV, and his success as resident animator for 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', before following his progression into motion pictures.
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Gilliamesque

Gilliamesque

Featuring a cast of amazing supporting characters, including George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons, Gilliamesque is a rollercoaster ...

Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781782111078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Now is probably as good a time as any to make a full confession. . . Telling his story for the first time, the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - not to mention co-founder of Monty Python's Flying Circus - recalls his extraordinary life so far. Featuring a cast of amazing supporting characters, including George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons, Gilliamesque is a rollercoaster ride through late twentieth century popular culture. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Masters of the Grotesque

Masters of the Grotesque

The concepts and theories surrounding the aesthetic category of the grotesque are explored in this book by pursuing their employment in the films of American auteurs Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers and David Lynch.

Author: Schuy R. Weishaar

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471867

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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The concepts and theories surrounding the aesthetic category of the grotesque are explored in this book by pursuing their deployment in the films of American auteurs Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers and David Lynch. The author argues that interpreting these directors' films through the lens of the grotesque allows us to situate both the auteurs and the films within a long history of the grotesque in art and aesthetics. This cultural tradition effectively subsumes the contribution of any artist or genre that intersects it but also affords the artist or genre--the auteur and the genre filmmaker--a pantheon and an abundance of images, themes, and motifs, etc. through which he or she can subversively represent the world and our place in it.
Categories: Performing Arts

Losing the Light

Losing the Light

LOSING THE LIGHT

Author: Andrew Yule

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: UOM:39015025208151

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

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LOSING THE LIGHT
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Gilliam on Gilliam

Gilliam on Gilliam

The candid filmaker turns his his vision inward to explore the motivation behind Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys, and other groundbreaking films. Original.

Author: Terry Gilliam

Publisher:

ISBN: 0571202802

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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The candid filmaker turns his his vision inward to explore the motivation behind Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys, and other groundbreaking films. Original.
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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Author: Fabrizio Liberti

Publisher: Il Castoro

ISBN: 8880333089

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

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Dreams and Nightmares

Dreams and Nightmares

Drawing upon numerous crewmember's diaries and candid, outspoken interviews with Terry Gilliam and the stars as the basis for this book, author Bob McCabe follows Gilliam through the pre-production battle of wills between director and ...

Author: Bob McCabe

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120983684

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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A behind-the-scenes chronicle of the creation of the Terry Gilliam's 'The Brothers Grimm', charting all the highs and lows in the film's journey from script to screen. Told by both Gilliam and McCabe, who provides an on-set diary, this unique account reveals exactly how a film is made - or ruined - in today's Hollywood system. THE BROTHERS GRIMM is Terry Gilliam's film for autumn 2005. After two years of pre-production hell, the film was finally greenlit in March 2003 by Miramax's Dimension Films with a budget bigger than anything Gilliam has ever had to work with - on condition that the film was fast-tracked for a 2004 release. With stars Matt Damon and Heath Ledger playing the brothers Jake and Will, and co-starring Jonathan Pryce, hero from Gilliam's seminal BRAZIL, this movie is hailed as an "Indiana Jones and the Brothers Grimm"-style adventure, in which two Middle-Ages conmen who travel the countryside inventing horrendous ghost stories, only so they can claim to have defeated evil and be showered with gifts and women, finally encounter a real magical curse and are forced to find the courage to do a proper day's work of evil-vanquishing. Drawing upon numerous crewmember's diaries and candid, outspoken interviews with Terry Gilliam and the stars as the basis for this book, author Bob McCabe follows Gilliam through the pre-production battle of wills between director and producers, the nightmares of filming without budget, equipment or even cast, and the anarchy and brinkmanship of post-production inevitable in a Gilliam film. He seeks to unravel the truth buried between the lines, and reveals exactly how a film is made - or ruined - in today's Hollywood system. Guaranteed to fascinate film buffs and Terry Gilliam fans alike - already intrigued after the collapse of his Don Quixote movie formed the basis of a captivating documentary film - this amusing chronicle will be an unputdownable read and should put anyone who has aspired to direct a film in the future completely off the idea!
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Films Directed by Terry Gilliam

Films Directed by Terry Gilliam

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230569324

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Page: 42

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 41. Chapters: Brazil, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam, 12 Monkeys, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Time Bandits, The Fisher King, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Brothers Grimm, Tideland, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Jabberwocky, The Crimson Permanent Assurance, The Miracle of Flight. Excerpt: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. The film follows a traveling theater troupe whose leader, having made a bet with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations and present them with a choice between self-fulfilling enlightenment or gratifying ignorance. Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, and Tom Waits star in the film, though Ledger's death one-third of the way through filming caused production to be temporarily suspended. Ledger's role was recast with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell portraying transformations of Ledger's character as he travels through a dream world. The film made its world premiere during the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, out of competition. The UK release of the film was scheduled for 6 June 2009 but was pushed back to 16 October 2009 due to its successful premiere at Cannes. The film was given a limited release in the US on Christmas Day 2009 and a nationwide expansion on 8 January 2010. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was nominated for two Academy Awards in the categories Best Art Direction (art directed by Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro, and set decorated by Caroline Smith; lost to Avatar) and Best Costume Design (costumes designed by Monique Prudhomme; lost to The Young Victoria). The ancient Doctor Parnassus' (Christopher Plummer) theatre...
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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

The book shows how Gilliam employs, interweaves and refashions these genres to create magical interfaces between constricted reality and the illuminating, frightening but liberating worlds of the imagination.

Author: Peter Marks

Publisher: British Film-Makers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124128401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Terry Gilliam presents a sustained and comprehensive examination of one of cinema’s most challenging and lauded auteurs. It proposes fresh ways of seeing Gilliam that go beyond reductive readings of him as a gifted but manic fantasist. Analyzing his work over nearly four decades, from the brilliant anarchy of his Monty Python animations through the nightmarish masterpiece Brazil to the provocative Gothic horror of Tideland, Marks critically examines the variety and richness of Gilliam’s sometimes troubled but always provocative output. The book situates Gilliam within the cultural contexts of the British, European and American film industries, and examines his struggles against aesthetic and commercial pressures. Gilliam emerges as a passionate, committed and immensely creative director, whose completed body of work encompasses a dizzying and inventive array of material: anarchic satire, childhood and adult fantasy, dystopia, romantic comedy, surrealism, road movie, fairy tale and gothic horror. The book shows how Gilliam employs, interweaves and refashions these genres to create magical interfaces between constricted reality and the illuminating, frightening but liberating worlds of the imagination.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

It has been three decades since Terry Gilliam first began unleasing his imagination at us.

Author: John Ashbrook

Publisher: Old Castle

ISBN: 1903047145

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

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It has been three decades since Terry Gilliam first began unleasing his imagination at us. From relatively humble beginnings as the 'silent' partner in Monty Python, he has gone on to be one of the most influential visionaries working in mainstream motion pictures. This new Pocket Essential guide details all of Gilliam's films, including Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron munchausen, Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys, and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Adventures in Film the Storyboards of Terry Gilliam

Adventures in Film  the Storyboards of Terry Gilliam

Author: Fionnuala Halligan

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1789092221

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Page: 256

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Covering Gilliam's entire directorial career to date, including the aborted Good Omens and 2018's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, this 256-page volume captures all the anarchy and incredible inventiveness of a rare filmmaking talent. One of cinema's true visionaries, Terry Gilliam has made some of the most imaginative and visually captivating movies in modern cinema. Now, for the first time, a selection of Gilliam's hand-drawn storyboards, which he creates for each of his films, are brought together in one book. The storyboards are accompanied by sketches and annotations by Gilliam, giving a unique insight into his creative processes and personal experiences in the making of each film. Covering Gilliam's entire solo directorial career to date, including the aborted Good Omens and 2018's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, this 256-page volume captures all the anarchy and incredible inventiveness of a rare filmmaking talent.
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The Pythons

The Pythons

The Pythons by The Pythons is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque (the only word invented by a modern comedian which is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.) 30 years of insight, hindsight, and bad sight - now told for the ...

Author: Graham Chapman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466860944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American, re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded, previously unseen and practically unprogrammed half hour of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since. From its humble beginnings as late night entertainment on a British TV channel that went off the air before midnight, it blossomed into arguably the most influential movement in modern comedy. They found the Holy Grail, they detailed the life of the Savior-also-ran Brian, and when we were lost, they explained The Meaning of Life. Now, those purveyors of dead parrots and silly walks are going to tell us something more: Their story. In their own, intimate, never before heard words. The Pythons by The Pythons is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque (the only word invented by a modern comedian which is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.) 30 years of insight, hindsight, and bad sight - now told for the first time. Stuff they're never remembered before alongside stories they'd forgotten to say, coupled with things they couldn't say then and even more things they can't pronounce now (with a healthy dollop of things they would never have said in the first place if any others had been in the room at the time.) The Pythons by The Pythons is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated with 1000 photographs and illustrations, many culled from the teams' own personal collections, many seen here for the first time. A tome, a tombstone, the definitive word on all things Python, as told by all things Python - do you want Spam with that?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Head First Python

Head First Python

The Holy Grail, 1975, Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, 91 mins Graham Chapman Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones The Life of ...

Author: Paul Barry

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449360436

Category: Computers

Page: 494

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Ever wished you could learn Python from a book? Head First Python is a complete learning experience for Python that helps you learn the language through a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, helping you understand how to be a great Python programmer. You'll quickly learn the language's fundamentals, then move onto persistence, exception handling, web development, SQLite, data wrangling, and Google App Engine. You'll also learn how to write mobile apps for Android, all thanks to the power that Python gives you. We think your time is too valuable to waste struggling with new concepts. Using the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory to craft a multi-sensory learning experience, Head First Python uses a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.
Categories: Computers

Terry Gilliam s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas The Untold Story

Terry Gilliam s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  The Untold Story

From Benicio Del Toro's self-inflicted cigarette burns and Alex Cox's anti-social incompetence to midget porn pranks and touching personal anecdotes about the legendary "king of fun" himself, "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas: The Untold ...

Author: Gene Gregorits

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692312080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 86

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In the summer of 2001, cult novelist and rogue journalist Gene Gregorits sat down with Laila Nabulsi, producer of Terry Gilliam's controversial 1998 film "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas". Their conversation lasted six hours, covering the entire history of that film's troubled production, which took nearly a decade to fully be realized, eventually with Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp attached. From Benicio Del Toro's self-inflicted cigarette burns and Alex Cox's anti-social incompetence to midget porn pranks and touching personal anecdotes about the legendary "king of fun" himself, "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas: The Untold Story" is the first time that this raunchy, rowdy, and in-depth long-form interview has been published in its entirety, and it includes an introduction by its creator, Gene Gregorits.
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