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

Overview

Award-winning film director, animator, and actor Terry Gilliam has been one of the most original, controversial, and successful filmmakers of the last three decades. Since 1969, when he became the only American among the otherwise all-British Monty Python team. Terry Gilliam's work has won plaudits and acclaim for its originality and imagination. His films are renowned for the quality of performances from some of Hollywood's top acting talent, ...
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Overview

Award-winning film director, animator, and actor Terry Gilliam has been one of the most original, controversial, and successful filmmakers of the last three decades. Since 1969, when he became the only American among the otherwise all-British Monty Python team. Terry Gilliam's work has won plaudits and acclaim for its originality and imagination. His films are renowned for the quality of performances from some of Hollywood's top acting talent, such as Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams and Johnny Depp.

For the first time, this book traces thirty years of the work and art of Terry Gilliam, from his pre-Python days through to the astounding adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, released in 1998.

Using Gilliam's own drawings, storyboard and scripts, this book builds to a complete overview of the director's work, examining in detail his striking visual sense ad labyrinthing stories of Man against bureaucracy (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys), triumphant tales of imagination winning over mediocrity (Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King) and, of course, something completely different (Monty Python and the Holy Grail).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402801679
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/2/2001
  • Pages: 192

Table of Contents

Prologue 10
Monty Python's Flying Circus 26
And Now for Something Completely Different 40
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 46
Jabberwocky 62
The Great Unmade No. 1: Gormenghast 74
Life of Brian 76
Time Bandits 86
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 102
The Crimson Permanent Assurance and Monty Python's Meaning of Life 104
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