Gilliam's 12 Monkeys introduced me to the world of beautiful, mind-bending cinema in the mid nineties. He's been one of my favorite directors ever since.
by sounds_sound 530 days ago · link
Thanks for this. He seems like a guy I'd like to have a beer with. It also started me on a fun little hyperlink adventure that ultimately lead me to the "Who is Harry Nilsson" documentary (Gilliam is in it) which I watched and thoroughly enjoyed. All roads worth travelling lead to Gilliam.
by cW 530 days ago · link
Hear, hear! I'll have to check that one out. I'm currently ignorant of Harry Nilsson, so I'm the perfect target audience for the film. Also, I just love rewatching Python with Gilliam's later work in mind. Not that there aren't loads of other pivotal players in that ensemble, but I know that especially where the films were concerned, Gilliam's influence was pretty substantial. Any good comedy works best when laced with a healthy dose of the grim, and the inverse could be said of horrific dystopias. In some ways, Gilliam's films contain the same ingredients as Python's -- just in inverted proportions. Oh, and I would sooooo have a beer with Gilliam! What do you think he drinks?