Gilliam on Gilliam

Gilliam on Gilliam


By (author) Terry Gilliam, Volume editor Ian Christie, Illustrated by Terry Gilliam


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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 212mm x 24mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571202802
  • ISBN 13: 9780571202805
  • Illustrations note: 60 black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 558,686

Product description

An intimate look at the films of Terry Gilliam, visionary director and animator Terry Gilliam is a famously candid commentator on his own work, and in these specially recorded interviews, he reflects on how his Midwestern childhood and early career as an animator--including his work as the only American member of Monty Python--prepared him to undertake his extraordinary adventures in cinema. His films are distinctively dark, fantastic, and strangely hilarious. From the medieval mock-epic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" to the mythic, paranoid worlds of "The Fisher King," "Twelve Monkeys," and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," Gilliam has pursued a totally personal, uncompromising vision. This has led to legendary battles with studios and financiers, notably over "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "Brazil," which is now widely considered a classic. The book includes Gilliam's storyboards for the films--a unique glimpse at his creative process--along with his original cartoons and black-and-white photographs throughout.

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Author information

Ian Christie is a well-respected lecturer on film who has co-edited Scorsese on Scorsese, edited Gilliam on Gilliam and is the author of a study of the films of Powell and Pressburger, Arrows of Desire.