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The Fisher King: Criterion Collection

June 30, 2015

When Terry Gilliam was offered The Fisher King (1991) he had come from the exhausting experience of making The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) that saw him clash with one of the film’s meddling producers and resulted in a limited theatrical release.... 

Time Bandits: Criterion Collection

January 22, 2015

The early 1980s was a fertile time for fantasy films with the likes of Excalibur (1981), Dragonslayer (1981) and Conan the Barbarian (1982) among others. Time Bandits (1981) came out of Terry Gilliam being unable to get his passion project Brazil (1985)... 

The Brothers Grimm

February 23, 2006

The past few years have been tough for Terry Gilliam. Amidst several false starts, including, most famously, the aborted attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (as documented in Lost in La Mancha), the veteran filmmaker was desperate to make a... 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

November 23, 2003

After more than twenty years of failed attempts and missed opportunities, Terry Gilliam has done what many thought impossible — he fully and faithfully realized Hunter S. Thompson’s classic novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, into a wonderfully... 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

September 2, 2003

I fart in your general direction, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now that I’ve offended and scared off those that don’t know Python, the rest of us can divulge in some joviality and reminisce of times when... 

Time Bandits

June 27, 2003

Handmade Films, controlled by the late great George Harrison, are responsible for a wealth of cheap cult classics. None more renowned, successful or full of short people as Gilliam’s Time Bandits. Ex Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam combined... 

Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life

January 7, 2003

‘The Meaning of Life’, falling somewhere between sketch show and circus, marks the third incarnation of the classic Monty Python formula. Outrageous caricatures (they’re spot on), social satire, crudity, nudity, I wish I could say rudity;... 

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