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Gilliam on Gilliam

Author: Terry Gilliam; Ian Christie
Publisher: London ; New York : Faber and Faber, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author is a famously candid commentator on his own work, and in the interviews specially recorded for this book he reflects on how his Midwestern childhood and early career as a cartoonist and animator prepared him to make powerful, idiosyncratic films that are unlike anything else in contemporary cinema.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Biography
Named Person: Terry Gilliam; Terry Gilliam; Terry Gilliam; Terry Gilliam
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Gilliam; Ian Christie
ISBN: 0571191908 9780571191901 0571202802 9780571202805
OCLC Number: 41579057
Description: x, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Poems Unlimited --
1. Minnesota, Magic and the Movies --
2. Alice and the assembly line; Mad at the Algonquin and filming Joyce; army life, escape to Europe and disillusion in Disneyland --
3. Late Swinging London; animation as stream of consciousness; a programme called Monty Python; and the Holy Grail on a shoestring --
4. Jabberwocky and the joy of real actors; in the footsteps of Zeffirelli for Life of Brian --
5. Handmade Time Bandits and unlikely heroes; The Crimson Permanent Assurance comes aboard --
6. 1984 1/2 becomes Brazil, with the aid of ducts and De Niro; and what happened next --
7. Bernini, Dore and light filtering through the pines of Cinecitta while Munchausen hovers between life and death --
8. Knights errant and distressed damsels in Manhattan: The Fisher King --
9. The Defective Detective in development hell; A Tale of Two Cities untold; Twelve Monkeys unleashed; early cinema as The Last Machine and the art of Spellbound --
10. An unexpected rendezvous with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; and still The Defective Detective.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Christie.

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The author is a famously candid commentator on his own work, and in the interviews specially recorded for this book he reflects on how his Midwestern childhood and early career as a cartoonist and animator prepared him to make powerful, idiosyncratic films that are unlike anything else in contemporary cinema.

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