The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

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

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyses a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). This collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention.

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

9 Ironically, Gilliam notes in the commentary, the first visible injury happens to a worker whose finger kept getting smashed by another extra during filming. Works Cited Adams, Sam (2010) 'Interview: Terry Gilliam'. Online.

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."

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.

Masters of the Grotesque

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.

Far from Equilibrium

Examines Terry Gilliam's cinema via his interest in systems: mechanical, philosophical, aesthetic, mythological and scientific.

Far from Equilibrium

Examines Terry Gilliam's cinema via his interest in systems: mechanical, philosophical, aesthetic, mythological and scientific. Argues for Gilliam as in interpreter of the late twentieth century experience, his films interweaving contemporary theory with archaic lore in dramatisation of the ongoing quest to apprehend the world's processes.

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.

Terry Gilliam

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.

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.

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. 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...

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 ...

Dreams and Nightmares

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!

Brazil

54 Quoted in Christie, Gilliam on Gilliam, p. 115. 55 Ibid. 56 Jeffrey Melton and Eric Sterling, 'The Subversion of Happy Endings in Terry Gilliam's Brazil', in Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula and Karen Randell (eds), The Cinema of Terry ...

Brazil

Widely believed to be Terry Gilliam's best film, Brazil's brilliantly imaginative vision of a retro-futuristic bureaucracy has had a lasting influence on genre cinema. Exploring its complex history and relationship with other dystopias, Paul McAuley explains why this satire on the unchecked power of the state is more relevant than ever.

The Films of Robin Williams

“the Fissure King: terry Gilliam's Psychotic Fantasy Worlds.” In The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World, 79–91. Edited by Jeff Birkenstein, anna Froula, and Karen randell, London: Wallflower Press, 2013. Gilliam, terry.

The Films of Robin Williams

From his first appearance as Mork from Ork on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, Robin Williams was heralded as a singular talent. In the pre–cable television era, he was one of the few performers to successfully transition from TV to film. An Oscar-winning actor and preternaturally quick-witted comedian, Williams became a cultural icon, leaving behind a large and varied body of work when he unexpectedly took his own life in 2014. This collection of new essays brings together a range of perspectives on Williams and his oeuvre, including beloved hits like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. Contributors explore his earlier work (Mork and Mindy, The World According to Garp) and his political and satirical films (Moscow on the Hudson, Toys). Williams’s darker, less well-known fare, such as Being Human, One Hour Photo, Final Cut and Boulevard, is also covered. Williams’s artistry has become woven into the fabric of our global media culture.

Terry Gilliam

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Brazil

Widely believed to be Terry Gilliam's best film, Brazil's brilliantly imaginative vision of a retro-futuristic bureaucracy has had a lasting influence on genre cinema.

Brazil

Widely believed to be Terry Gilliam's best film, Brazil's brilliantly imaginative vision of a retro-futuristic bureaucracy has had a lasting influence on genre cinema. Exploring its complex history and relationship with other dystopias, Paul McAuley explains why this satire on the unchecked power of the state is more relevant than ever.

Cinema Arthuriana

“On Movies Still a Rebel, Terry Gilliam Mellows Out.” Newsday 29 September 1991: Fanfare 5. McCabe, Bob. Dark Knights €. Holy Fools: The Art and Films of Terry Gilliam. New York: Universe, 1999. McCarthy, Robert E. Secrets of Hollywood ...

Cinema Arthuriana

The legends of King Arthur have not only endured for centuries, but also flourished in constant retellings and new stories built around the central themes. With the coming of motion pictures, Arthur was destined to hit the screen. This edition of Cinema Arthuriana, revised in 2002, presents 20 essays on the topic of the recurring presence of the legend in film and television from 1904 to 2001. They cover such films as Excalibur (1981) and Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), television productions such as The Mists of Avalon (2001), and French and German films about the quest for the Holy Grail and the other adventures of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Tilting at Windmills

Once again Scott Colbert takes a look at another favorite director and talks about his work as only he can. More fan than critic, Colbert's conversational tone makes these essays a pleasure to read.

Tilting at Windmills

From Jabberwocky to The Zero Theorem, Terry Gilliam has run the gamut of film and fantasy. Once again Scott Colbert takes a look at another favorite director and talks about his work as only he can. More fan than critic, Colbert's conversational tone makes these essays a pleasure to read.

Adapted from the Original

Dir. terry Gilliam. Perf. John neville, eric Idle, Sarah Bailey. 1988. Sony Pictures Home entertainment (USa), 2005. DVD. Berliner, todd. Hollywood Incoherent: Narration in Seventies Cinema. austin: University of texas Press, 2010.

Adapted from the Original

Critics and audiences often judge films, books and other media as "great" --but what does that really mean? This collection of new essays examines the various criteria by which degrees of greatness (or not-so) are constructed--whether by personal, political or social standards--through topics in cinema, literature and adaptation. The contributors recognize how issues of value vary across different cultures, and explore what those differences say about attitudes and beliefs.

Gilliamesque

Gilliam's encounters with the great and the not-so-good are revealing, funny and hugely entertaining. This book is an unrestrained look into a unique creative mind and an incomparable portrait of late twentieth-century popular culture.

Gilliamesque

Finally - in glorious technicolour - the illustrated memoir from the legendary director, animator and founding member of Monty Python, Terry Gilliam

Arthurian Legend in the Twentieth and Twenty first Centuries

“The Fissure King: Terry Gilliam's Psychotic Fantasy Worlds.” The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World, edited by Karen Randall, Anna Froula, and Jeff Birkenstein, WallFlower Press, 2013, pp. 79-91.

Arthurian Legend in the Twentieth and Twenty first Centuries

The King Arthur we imagine did not exist in history. He is the result of stories told and retold, changed and added to by storytellers for centuries, each making the story reflect the storyteller’s time and values. The chapters in this book look at movies, manga, comic books, a television show, and traditional books released since 1960 to explore some of the ways King Arthur has been reimagined in the past 60 years. Interpreting Avalon High and The Kind Who Would Be King, Camelot 3000 and King Arthur vs. Dracula, Fate/Zero, John Steinbeck’s The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, the influence of Arthurian legend on Harry Potter, Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King, John Boorman’s Excalibur, Jerry Zucker’s First Knight, Antoine Fuqua’s King Arthur, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, Iris Murdoch’s The Time of the Angels, and the BBC series Merlin, the authors find that while we are still interested in the idea of King Arthur, we may also want his story to be more racially and gender inclusive, less elitist, and in some cases, more secular.

The Films of Johnny Depp

Of course, the insurers, who took an enormous hit when the film closed down, owned the rights to the few scenes actually ... It is a wonderful film, not just for fans of Johnny Depp and Terry Gilliam, but for anyone interested in the ...

The Films of Johnny Depp

Since his rise to fame in the television series 21 Jump Street in 1987 and his subsequent transition to film acting, Johnny Depp has received constant criticism for his choice of roles--at least until his popular turn in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. This book aims to reveal the ways in which Depp's choices of film roles, though often considered eccentric, allowed him to develop into the representative film actor of his time. It organizes all of Depp's films chronologically, narrating in the process his transition from underestimated teenage pretty boy to bona fide Hollywood hotshot. Along the way, the book addresses Depp's relationship to earlier film actors, especially to Marlon Brando and the silent comics; the influence of Depp's androgynous sexuality on both his choice of roles and his acting; and his relationships with directors Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton.

The Cult Film Reader

Terry Gilliam Christie, Ian (ed.) (1999) Gilliam On Gilliam. London: Faber & Faber. Cohen, Alain, J]. (2003) '12 Monkeys, Vertigo and La jete'e: Postmodern mythologies and cult films', New Review ofFilm and Television, 1(1), 149—64.

The Cult Film Reader

"An invaluable collection for anyone researching or teaching cult cinema ... The Cult Film Reader is an authoritative text that should be of value to any student or researcher interested in challenging and transgressive cinema that pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema and film studies." Science Fiction Film and Television "A really impressive and comprehensive collection of the key writings in the field. The editors have done a terrific job in drawing together the various traditions and providing a clear sense of this rich and rewarding scholarly terrain. This collection is as wild and diverse as the films that it covers. Fascinating." Mark Jancovich, Professor of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, UK "It's about time the lunatic fans and loyal theorists of cult movies were treated to a book they can call their own. The effort and knowledge contained in The Cult Film Reader will satisfy even the most ravenous zombie's desire for detail and insight. This book will gnaw, scratch and infect you just like the cult films themselves." Brett Sullivan, Director of Ginger Snaps Unleashed and The Chair "The Cult Film Reader is a great film text book and a fun read." John Landis, Director of The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller "Excellent overview of the subject, and a comprehensive collection of significant scholarship in the field of cult film. Very impressive and long overdue." Steven Rawle, York St John University, UK Whether defined by horror, kung-fu, sci-fi, sexploitation, kitsch musical or ‘weird world cinema’, cult movies and their global followings are emerging as a distinct subject of film and media theory, dedicated to dissecting the world’s unruliest images. This book is the world’s first reader on cult film. It brings together key works in the field on the structure, form, status, and reception of cult cinema traditions. Including work from key established scholars in the field such as Umberto Eco, Janet Staiger, Jeffrey Sconce, Henry Jenkins, and Barry Keith Grant, as well as new perspectives on the gradually developing canon of cult cinema, the book not only presents an overview of ways in which cult cinema can be approached, it also re-assesses the methods used to study the cult text and its audiences. With editors’ introductions to the volume and to each section, the book is divided into four clear thematic areas of study – The Conceptions of Cult; Cult Case Studies; National and International Cults; and Cult Consumption – to provide an accessible overview of the topic. It also contains an extensive bibliography for further related readings. Written in a lively and accessible style, The Cult Film Reader dissects some of biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Films discussed include Casablanca, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Showgirls and Ginger Snaps. Essays by: Jinsoo An; Jane Arthurs; Bruce Austin; Martin Barker; Walter Benjamin; Harry Benshoff; Pierre Bourdieu; Noel Carroll; Steve Chibnall; Umberto Eco; Nezih Erdogan; Welch Everman; John Fiske; Barry Keith Grant ; Joan Hawkins; Gary Hentzi; Matt Hills; Ramaswami Harindranath; J.Hoberman; Leon Hunt; I.Q. Hunter; Mark Jancovich; Henry Jenkins; Anne Jerslev; Siegfried Kracauer; Gina Marchetti; Tom Mes; Gary Needham; Sheila J. Nayar; Annalee Newitz; Lawrence O’Toole; Harry Allan Potamkin; Jonathan Rosenbaum; Andrew Ross; David Sanjek; Eric Schaefer; Steven Jay Schneider; Jeffrey Sconce; Janet Staiger; J.P. Telotte; Parker Tyler; Jean Vigo; Harmony Wu

Adventures in Film the Storyboards of Terry Gilliam

Adventures in Film  the Storyboards of Terry Gilliam

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.