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infinite zest - 2014-01-28

I'm still gonna see it, but I feel like Gilliam's kind of fallen into that "Anxiety of Influence" thing: Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Fisher King, etc. were in one way or another all modern (or futuristic) versions of an idea by Calderon, which was used by Cervantes (which Gilliam couldn't finish).. etc. basically taking the same Quixotic archetype. In the interim this idea has been co-opted (not as well) by the Wachowski brothers, Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, etc. They all owe Gilliam, I kind of want to see a return to Munchausen, Time Bandits and The Holy Grail.. movies that aren't necessarily about escapism but more about living within the moment of suspended belief.

Or something

Billy the Poet - 2014-01-28

I would agree with everything you said, except the last time he did what you suggest, he made "Dr. Parnassus." Still, cautious optimism.

infinite zest - 2014-01-28

Me: Hello, what are you?

Rock:I'm a rock.

Me: Do I know you?

Rock: You've been living under me for five years, you better damn well know who I am.

Me: Fuck

(I've gotta see Dr. Parnassus)

infinite zest - 2014-01-28

I seriously thought this movie was still on hiatus. Goddamnit

That guy - 2014-01-28

your OP does not make sense

want to try it again?

That guy - 2014-01-28

actually it probably makes perfect sense if you're stoned to the tits....?

baleen - 2014-01-29

Parnassus is a fine movie.
I enjoyed it.
The worst Gilliam is better than most of the garbage that passes for fantasy made in this country or any other.

Jeriko-1 - 2014-01-28

"This sure is the cleanest burning Hell yet I tell you wut!"

Whew. Gilliam doesn't disappoint as far as some pretty heavy shit.

I love the allegory that advertisements have turned into shrieking, tormenting 'demons' in this future setting. They just kind of mob your personal space any time you step outside shilling whatever they are programmed to shill. And then here is this socially introverted person dealing with all of it. Everybody else has adapted to sort of tune it all out and he can't because of his wiring.

Hooker - 2014-01-28

This seems like Christopher Nolan did a fan trailer for Terry Gilliam's new film.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-01-29

This looks like what Sucker Punch was trying to be, but couldn't, because it was too busy being retarded.

infinite zest - 2014-01-29

Or my VHS of Alphaville, if someone hadn't recorded Straight to Hell over it.

infinite zest - 2014-01-29

I wanted to see Sucker Punch. Does it really suck that much? PS I liked Watchmen the movie, everything including the ending that pissed off people who like giant squid monsters. Gilliam was originally asked to do it if I remember.

infinite zest - 2014-01-29

So far Snyder's mostly a miss for me.
Dawn of the Dead = Haven't seen it.
300 = Laughably bad, but true to the subject matter
Watchmen = Awesome, true to the subject matter
A Movie About Owls = A movie about owls who wear helmets

blue vein steel - 2014-01-29

This will be good, or better than 99% of the crap that passes for movies these days

Anaxagoras - 2014-01-29

I loved Twelve Monkeys and Brazil, but I just don't get Gilliam's other works. I mean, I get what they're saying, but they don't work for me on a fundamental level.

Same thing with most of Kubrick's works. And Jazz music. I hate it when I don't get artistic endeavors and the problem is me.

Country music, on the other hand, I fully get & it's terrible. Fuck country. (Except the older, really bitter & angry stuff. That stuff is awesome.)

Ocyrus - 2014-01-29

The world needs ditch diggers too.

Anaxagoras - 2014-01-30

When I meet one I'll be sure to tell him that he has the Ocyrus Seal of Approval. (tm)

Lurchi - 2015-04-06

winners don't use drugs

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