Dark Knights and Holy Fools

Dark Knights and Holy Fools : Art and Films of Terry Gilliam

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Covering all of Gilliam's work from Monty Python's Flying Circus to the 1998 big screen version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Each chapter deals in depth with each production, covering the story behind its making, complete with critical analysis of the film and detailed cast lists and credits. The book will be fabulously illustrated featuring many previously unseen photographs, story boards and drawings from Gilliam's private archive. Each chapter features an interview with Gilliam which gets his take on the work. Chapters include Early Years - childhood and early collaborations with John Cleese and Woody Allen; Monty Python - for the first time Gilliam talks about the creation of the cultiest of cult TV shows; Python and the Holy Grail -first attempt at directing includes interviews with John Cleese and Terry Jones; Jabberwocky, includes interviews with Michael Palin; Time Bandits; Brazil including the inside story of the infamous ad war with Universal, interview with co-writer Tom Stoppard; The Budget fiasco which was Baron Munchausen; Fisher King includes interview with Robin Williams; Twelve MonkeysOincludes an interview with Bruce Willis; Fear and Loathing Hunter S. Thompson talks about Gilliam's adaption. Also includes the abandoned projects - A Tale of Two Cities with Mel Gibson and Defective Detective with Nicholas Cage, as well as work in progress on Time Bandits II.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 248.92 x 256.54 x 15.24mm | 884.5g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752818511
  • 9780752818511
  • 1,486,578

About Terry Gilliam

Bob McCabe broadcasts on film for Radio 1 and is associate editor of 'Film Guide'. He contributes to 'Empire', and 'Q' magazines and has also contributed to 'Premier', 'Film Review', 'Evening Standard', 'Daily Mirror', 'The Express' and was film editor of 'Vox'. He is the author of the BFI book on 'The Exorcist'. Bob McCabe broadcasts on film for Radio 1 and is associate editor of Film Guide. He contributes to Empire and Q magazines and has also contributed to Evening Standard, Daily Mirror and Daily Express, and was film editor of Vox. He is the author of The Pythons by The Pythons and numerous other books, most recently the authorised biography of Ronnie Barker.show more

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