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 ...

Gilliamesque

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.

Gilliamesque

A memoir from the screenwriter, animator, visionary film director, and founding member of Monty Python describes his life through recollections, anecdotes, and never-before-seen photographs and artwork.

Gilliamesque

A memoir from the screenwriter, animator, visionary film director, and founding member of Monty Python describes his life through recollections, anecdotes, and never-before-seen photographs and artwork.

British Science Fiction Cinema

... was more gentlemanly) rise up and mutiny, overthrowing their free-market corporate oppressors, an act so miraculous that it transforms their building into a galleon, which sets sail on the Gilliamesque 'wide accountant-sea'.

British Science Fiction Cinema

British Science Fiction Cinema is the first substantial study of a genre which, despite a sometimes troubled history, has produced some of the best British films, from the prewar classic Things to Come to Alien made in Britain by a British director. The contributors to this rich and provocative collection explore the diverse strangeness of British science fiction, from literary adaptions like Nineteen Eighty-Four and A Clockwork Orange to pulp fantasies and 'creature features' far removed from the acceptable face of British cinema. Through case studies of key films like The Day the Earth Caught Fire, contributors explore the unique themes and concerns of British science fiction, from the postwar boom years to more recent productions like Hardware, and examine how science fiction cinema drew on a variety of sources, from TV adaptions like Doctor Who and the Daleks, to the horror/sf crossovers produced from John Wyndham's cult novels The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos (filmed as Village of the Damned). How did budget restrictions encourage the use of the 'invasion narrative' in the 1950s films? And how did films such as Unearthly Stranger and Invasion reflect fears about the decline of Britain's economic and colonial power and the 'threat' of female sexuality? British Science Fiction Cinema celebrates the breadth and continuing vitality of British sf film-making, in both big-budget productions such as Brazil and Event Horizon and cult exploitation movies like Inseminoid and Lifeforce.

A Book about the Film Monty Python s The Meaning of Life

Palin, Halfway to Hollywood, 212; also, Gilliam, Gilliamesque, 196–97. The Pythons were given about $9 million for the production budget, with a third of that at the front end. 3. Gilliam, Gilliamesque, 195–97. 4.

A Book about the Film Monty Python s The Meaning of Life

This reference identifies and explains the cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, the Pythons’ third and final original feature as a complete group. In this resource, virtually every allusion and reference that appears in the film is identified and explained —from Britain’s waning Empire through the Winter of Discontent to Margaret Thatcher’s second-term mandate, from playing fields to battle fields, and from accountant pirates to sacred sperm. Organized chronologically by scene, the entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places; as well as the many social, cultural, and historical elements that populate this film, and the Pythons’ work in general.

HERSTORY

Chaplin wasn't alwaysa gookteethed, kikish, cockeyed, worthless, no good, opposite, pointless, corporate, poor little rich piece of pope's rubbish, or somethingin that Terry Gilliamesque or Gilliamesque, Trumanesque direction, ...

HERSTORY

Herstory was a vampire novel, a Hitler Wins novel, also a horror science fiction novel, and science fiction novel. The first unofficial Norma Shearer novel was the second released one. In this novel, Norma Shearer, the former Mrs. Irving Thalberg, has a romance with Eddie Gein, the first serial killer. They are sybarites, indulging in hedonism and many other pleasures.

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

Gilliamesque steampunk synthesises the economising practice of reusing found material with a critique of exploitative economic policies, which he develops thematically in Jabberwocky and Brazil, although this concept also appears ...

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). 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."

Liquid Metal

Brazil is quintessentially Gilliamesque, in blurring the distinction between real and dream-states, sane and mad, inside and outside; in its fascination with the machine as body and the body in the machine; and in its obsession with ...

Liquid Metal

Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.

Python beyond Python

Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir. New York: Harper, 2015. Harris, Misty. “Monty Python Icon helps turn Superman into a True Brit hero.” Times Colonist, September 15, 2004: C13. Kern, Kevin F. “Twentieth Century Vole, Mr. Neutron, ...

Python beyond Python

This collection of original, interdisciplinary essays addresses the work of Monty Python members beyond the comedy show, films, and live performances. These men are prolific creators in a variety of artistic realms beyond the confines of the comedy troupe. Their work as individuals, before and after coming together as Monty Python, demonstrates a restless curiosity about culture that embraces absurdity but seldom becomes cynical. Python members collectively and individually create unique approaches to theatre, film, video games, comic books, business training videos and more. Python Beyond Python increases our understanding of this often neglected work and the meanings of Monty Python.

People of Today 2017

... Dreams & Nightmares: Terry Gilliam & The Brothers Grimm, Gilliamesque (2014); Recreations sitting extremely still for indeterminate amounts of time; Style— Terry Gilliam, Esq; ✉c/o Jenne Casarotto, Waverley House, 7–12 Noel Street, ...

People of Today 2017

Established in 1982, People of Today annually recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. Entry is by invitation only. The objective criteria for inclusion and removal are strictly maintained, ensuring it is the only publication of its type whose membership accurately reflects people of influence today. Expert nomination panels guarantee People of Today is uniquely current and trusted and encompasses over 40 sectors, from academia, law and business to charity, sport and the arts.

A Book about the Film Monty Python s Life of Brian

Gilliam, Gilliamesque, 182. 2. “Why Are We All So Bloody-Minded?” Times, 25 August 1970: 9. 3. Josephus, AJ, 18.5.1 (Whiston, 382). 4. See Goldberg, “The Popularity of John the Baptist.” 5. “Mr Powell Shows His Unity with Ulster,” Times ...

A Book about the Film Monty Python s Life of Brian

As a follow-up to their first true feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the comic troupe next decided to tackle a “shadow” version of the Christ story. Shot in the Middle East and produced during Margaret Thatcher’s ascendant years, the film satirized—among other matters—authoritarianism and religious zealotry. Upon its release, Monty Python’s Life of Brian was both a critical and commercial success, and has been since hailed as one of the greatest comedies of all time. But the film also faced backlash from religious groups for its blasphemy, perceived or otherwise. In A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian: All of the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli, Darl Larsen identifies and examines the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions in the film. In this resource, Larsen delineates virtually every allusion and reference that appears in the film—from first-century Jerusalem through 1970s Great Britain. Organized chronologically by scene, the entries in this cultural history cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places, as well as the many social, cultural, and historical elements that populate this film. By closely examining each scene, this book explores the Pythons’ comparisons of the Roman and British Empires and of Pilate and Margaret Thatcher. In addition, Larsen helps to situate Life of Brian in the “Jesus” re-examination of the postwar period, while also taking a close look at the terror groups of first-century Judea and the modern world. A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian will appeal to scholars of history, film, British culture, and pop culture, as well as to the many fans of this iconic group.

Needless Scorn

The super-Gilliamesque megafrenzydom. The anti-Gilliamism of Terry Gilliam. The anti-Annaudism of Jean-Jacques Annaud. The anti-Tolstoyesque, super-Tolstoyesque anti-Tolstoyianism and anti-Tolstoyism. Tolstoyianism.

Needless Scorn

Needless Scorn is a book of poems about castration. Needless Scorn is a borrowed title from Aphra Behn. The poetry talks about America and youth. The denial of youth is the trepidation of conservative years. The poetry is aged to perfection. The science fiction poetry is kept around to exploit the future and history.

Benny Hill Merry Master of Mirth

A priceless four-minute introduction breaks into the staggering, Gilliamesque opening credits from cartoonist Ronald Searle and the fab Ron Goodwin theme song, again tackling the vintage with contemporary affectionate mockery.

Benny Hill   Merry Master of Mirth

Benny Hill is the best known and best loved British comedian on world television - from the USA to the Pacific Rim. Feted for his unique brand of coy awareness, innuendo and saucy songs - but seemingly out of favour in his homeland before his death - Benny Hill can now be rated as having had one of the foremost careers in comedy. Robert Ross tracks Hill's career through the landmark Independent Television specials, early parody sketches for the BBC, film appearances, radio shows and recordings - including the No. 1 hit 'Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West'. Ross examines Hill's skillful use of the fledgling TV medium, and celebrates the support of his regular back-up team (Bob Todd, Henry McGee and Nicholas Parsons). The truth is revealed about Hill's Angels and the alternative comedy backlash that saw Hill pushed off the small screen in the UK. Benny Hill is the ultimate guide to the most widely recognised funny man since Charlie Chaplin.

Closed Circuits

For every film like Southland Tales (Richard Kelly, 2006) indulging in the phobic turn— with its Grand Guignol (or Terry Gilliamesque) conjuring of universal video penetration into private space, according to a post–WWIII extension of ...

Closed Circuits

Long before the 2013 NSA scandal about electronic surveillance, narrative cinema had become a weathervane of social phobias in regard to national security, drawing on a long history of surveillance both as theme and as audiovisual machination that saw its first heyday with the Weimar cinema of Fritz Lang. This book's analytical return to apparatus theory, and especially to suture theory's contrapuntal logic of seeing unseen, contributes to a new view of digital optics in this regard: one of contemporary cinema's most urgent cultural as well as technological flashpoints.

100 Animated Feature Films

'Cannon Fodder' has little plot or payoff, its pressure-cooker pace set by the regimented firing of the big gun. There's everyday humanity in the Gilliamesque world, and implicit sadness in the.

100 Animated Feature Films

Twenty years ago, animated features were widely perceived as cartoons for children. Today, though, they encompass an astonishing range of films, styles and techniques. There is the powerful adult drama of Waltz with Bashir; the Gallic sophistication of Belleville Rendez-Vous; the eye-popping violence of Japan's Akira; and the stop-motion whimsy of Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Andrew Osmond provides an entertaining and illuminating guide to the endlessly diverse world of animated features, with entries on 100 of the most interesting and important animated films from around the world, from the 1920s to the present day. There are key studio brands such as Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks, but there are also recognised auteur directors such as America's Brad Bird (The Incredibles) and Japan's Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away). Technologies such as motion-capture, used in films such as Avatar, blur the distinctions between live-action and animation. Meanwhile, lone artists such as Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues) and Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels) make entire films by themselves. Blending in-depth history and criticism, 100 Animated Feature Films balances the blockbusters with local success stories from Eastern Europe to Hong Kong. There are entries on Dreamworks' Shrek, Pixar's Toy Story, and Disney's The Jungle Book, but you will also find pieces on Germany's silhouette-based The Adventures of Prince Achmed, the oldest surviving animated feature; on the thirty year production of Richard Williams' legendary opus, The Thief and the Cobbler; and on the lost work of Argentina's Quirino Cristiani, who reputedly made the first animated feature in 1917.

Digital Prohibition

... Terri Gilliamesque style animation with Nineteenth-century line engravings. (I will discuss this work at length in the next chapter.) The most astonishing winners were Bryce Kretschmann's Auspice: Sqomb and Martin Kohout's Moonwalk.

Digital Prohibition

The act of creation requires us to remix existing cultural content and yet recent sweeping changes to copyright laws have criminalized the creative act as a violation of corporate rights in a commodified world. Copyright was originally designed to protect publishers, not authors, and has now gained a stranglehold on our ability to transport, read, write, teach and publish digital materials. Contrasting Western models with issues of piracy as practiced in Asia, Digital Prohibition explores the concept of authorship as a capitalist institution and posits the Marxist idea of the multitude (à la Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, and Paulo Virno) as a new collaborative model for creation in the digital age. Looking at how digital culture has transformed unitary authorship from its book-bound parameters into a collective and dispersed endeavor, Dr. Guertin examines process-based forms as diverse as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, performance art, immersive environments, smart mobs, hacktivism, tactical media, machinima, generative computer games (like Spore and The Sims) and augmented reality.

Understanding Spatial Media

... which seems an almost parodic, Terry Gilliamesque take on the Brazilian Ops Center. Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister David Cameron commissioned an iPad app – the 'No. 10 Dashboard' (a reference to his residence at 10 Downing ...

Understanding Spatial Media

Over the past decade, a new set of interactive, open, participatory and networked spatial media have become widespread. These include mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geodesign and architectural and planning tools, urban dashboards and citizen reporting geo-systems, augmented reality media, and locative media. Collectively these produce and mediate spatial big data and are re-shaping spatial knowledge, spatial behaviour, and spatial politics. Understanding Spatial Media brings together leading scholars from around the globe to examine these new spatial media, their attendant technologies, spatial data, and their social, economic and political effects. The 22 chapters are divided into the following sections: Spatial media technologies Spatial data and spatial media The consequences of spatial media Understanding Spatial Media is the perfect introduction to this fast emerging phenomena for students and practitioners of geography, urban studies, data science, and media and communications.

Halfway To Hollywood

Out in the mosquito-ridden beauty of the Epping Forest, with the pollarded trees striking wonderfully Gilliamesque poses, with lumps and gnarls and strange growths, Shelley [Duvall who's playing Pansy, one of the star-crossed lovers] ...

Halfway To Hollywood

Michael Palin's bestselling diaries of the 1980s. After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, The Pythons made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A FISH CALLED WANDA (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in THE MISSIONARY opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A PRIVATE FUNCTION, written by Alan Bennett. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens.

FPC Terminology

... among film-makers.310 Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro, two French filmmakers influenced by Gilliam, adopted his typical wide-angle photography in their two most ”Gilliamesque” features, Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children.

FPC Terminology


Born to Walk

Knowles' “Windwalk” features video, photography and, mounted on the wall, the Terry Gilliamesque headgear, as well as a line drawing made using the walk's GPS trail — “charting one man's lonely and often whimsical relationship with the ...

Born to Walk

The case for getting back on our feet — now in paperback The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity has been largely left behind. At a personal and professional crossroads, writer, editor, and obsessive walker Dan Rubinstein traveled throughout the U.S., U.K., and Canada to walk with people who saw the act not only as a form of transportation and recreation, but also as a path to a better world. There are no magic-bullet solutions to modern epidemics like obesity, anxiety, alienation, and climate change. But what if there is a simple way to take a step in the right direction? Combining fascinating reportage, eye-opening research, and Rubinstein’s own discoveries, Born to Walk explores how far this ancient habit can take us and how much repair is within range, and guarantees that you’ll never again take walking for granted.

TLA Film and Video Guide 2000 2001

Anderson brings a remarkable visual artistry to thefilm, imbuing it with equal parts MTV fastcutsand Terry Gilliamesque urbanBritish wastescape. *** VHS: $89.99. Short. Circuit. (1986, 98 min,US, John Badham) Steve Guttenberg, ...

TLA Film and Video Guide 2000 2001

The TLA Film & Video Guide is the absolutely indispensable guide for the true lover of cinema. By focusing on independent and international films, and avoiding much of the made-for-TV/made-for-cable/made-for-video dreck, this guide offers more comprehensive coverage of the films the reader may actually want to see. It also features: * Over 9,500 films reviewed * Five comprehensive indexes -- by star, director, theme, genre, and country of origin * Over 450 photos * A listing of all the major film awards * A comprehensive selection of International Cinema from over 50 countries From one of the finest names in video retailing and a growing rental chain comes the latest edition of the film & video guide - now expanded to include titles available on DVD - that's perfect for everyone whose taste ranges from Pulp Fiction to Pink Flamingos, from Life is Beautiful to Valley of the Dolls.