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on 22 Mar 2011 03:38

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Gilliam: Best to wor...still pretty damn good

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1. Brazil (1985)
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2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Gilliam shared directorial duties with Terry Jones.
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3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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4. 12 Monkeys (1995)
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5. Time Bandits (1981)
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6. Tideland (2005)
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7. The Fisher King (1991)
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8. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
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9. The Meaning of Life (1983)
In which Gilliam wrote and directed "The Crimson Permanent Assurance", which you can view on its Listal page.
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10. Life of Brian (1979)
Which Gilliam co-wrote with the rest of the Pythons.

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11. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
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12. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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13. Miracle of Flight (1974)
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14. Storytime (1968)
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Terry Gilliam has been one of my favorite writers, directors, and animators since I first got into Monty Python in the mid 80s. I love the ways he mixes darkness and humor, as well as his frequent celebrations of imagination.

Here's more or less how I would rank his films.



(List title inspired by Xanadon't's Scorsese list, with his permission.)

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 24 9:38
Good looking list man, just as I always expect. Like your intro here and "...frequent celebrations of imagination" is an excellent way to put it.

Gilliam has always been a hit & miss director with me. (a bit like Kubrick) I generally can always appreciate his signature style even if I don't enjoy it, and respect his talent. But just doesn't appeal to my wave length as consistently as a lot of directors. In fact I sturggle to think of anyone else whose work I range so drastically in my personal response.

Anyway, good to see a tribute to him done well here!
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 14 6:51
This list just reminds me of how much I really need to watch Time Bandits sometime. I've only been told to watch it at least a hundred times from a friend and many seem to rank it high up in his films.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Jan 24 10:48
Nice list.
Our ratings are pretty much the same, but the order is not.
Check out my list... :)

http://www.listal.com/list/terry-gilliam-best-worst
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 5 16:21
What about Jabberwocky?

never heard of Tideland so thats on my to-watch list
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 11 15:14
curious - has anyone seen the "butchered" version of Brazil - the one with the happy ending, different modern (for the 80s) music and dream sequences taken out?
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 11 22:49
@xxixii - I have the happy ending version of Brazil (I own the Criterion Collection DVD) but haven't brought myself to watch it yet.
Posted: 8 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 10 18:52
Loved the Python movies, Time Bandits and 12 Monkeys - still need to check out Brazil, The Fisher King (had no idea he directed that film or I might of checked it out by now) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - hoping to get to all three in the new year :)

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