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Jonathan Pryce Jonathan Pryce
Sam Lowry
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Harry Tuttle
Katherine Helmond Katherine Helmond
Mrs. Ida Lowry
Ian Holm Ian Holm
Mr. Kurtzmann
Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins
Spoor
Michael Palin Michael Palin
Jack Lint
Ian Richardson Ian Richardson
Mr. Warrenn
Peter Vaughan Peter Vaughan
Mr. Helpmann


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Terry Gilliam Terry Gilliam
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Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard
(screenplay)


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Hopes, wishes, dreams...

11 years, 9 months ago at Jan 6 17:17
11 votes
''Yes... No... I don't know. I don't know what I want.'' A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. Jonathan Pryce: Sam Lowry One of the truest statements about originality in art comes from T.S. Eliot: "Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal." Terry Gilliam is one of cinema's mature poets. His Brazil features homag... read more

Classic Terry Gilliam filmmaking

11 years, 4 months ago at Jun 11 10:48
9 votes
"It's been confusion from the word go!"

Inarguably, Brazil is the definitive Terry Gilliam movie. In a sense, it's Gilliam's Citizen Kane. Added to this, it was his first post-Monty Python feature. The Python troupe's final motion picture, The Meaning of Life, hit screens in 1983, and Gilliam perceived his liberation from the group as an opportunity to spread his creative wings. Bra... read more

Brazil

11 years, 3 months ago at Jul 21 21:40
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Fantascienza - Grottesco - Distopico - Drammatico - Surrealistico
Prima di vederlo mi aspettavo un bel film, infatti già dall'inizio il colore della pellicola prometteva bene, ho capito subito che non è uno di quei film di cui puoi anche fare a meno, insomma un cult lo riconosci dall'atmosfera, dalle scenografie e dalla fotografia sin dal primo fotogramma, appreso che fosse un capolavoro... read more
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A bureaucrat in a dystopic society becomes an enemy of the state as he pursues the woman of his dreams.
Release date: 20 February 1985
UPC: 025192016820
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"17.10. Blu-ray Uusintakatselu. Edelliskerrasta olikin oletettua kaemman. Listalin päiväkirjoja olen pitänyt vuodesta 2009, eikä näissä ollut merkintää, vaikka kuvittelin muutaman vuoden sisään katsoneeni. On aikanaan ilmeisesti niin monesti katsottu, että on osa minua. Visuaalisesti alati kekseliäs ja eläväinen, monasti uskomaton, niin lavastuksessa kuin kameratyössä. Ankea, mutta hillittömän hauska satiiri, jonka lopetus tuntuu edelleen mojovalta nyrkiniskulta. Tuntuu pahal"


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" I watched Gilliam's '12 Monkeys' a few years prior and it's one of my favourites too but I think it's fair to say 'Brazil' is his masterpiece. It's basically 1984 for a cinema audience isn't it? Michael Radford's adaptation of Orwell's dystopian vision came out the year prior and was pretty good, but Brazil with its colourful, energetic satirical wit and absurdisms made that film look utterly dour and dreary in comparison. While it satirizes the bureaucratic middle-class, I could easily em"


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" One of the most memorable scenes in Gilliam’s imaginative dystopian fantasy focused on the extreme plastic surgery being performed on our angsty hero Sam Price’s mother (Katherine Helmond) by the freaky, sweaty Dr. Jaffe (Jim Broadbent). Gilliam’s weird camera angles and the scene’s bizarre sexual undercurrent make the rubbery stretching of her face even more disturbing. "


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" Date: 12/19/2020 Viewed: Blu-Ray (Criterion) Re-Watch Note: It has been a while since I have seen this movie and I felt like watching it now because this movie just turned 35 years old today. When I watch this movie, I always stick with the director's cut of the movie and not the badly edited version that was made for Hollywood. I still consider Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) to be my favorite movie from Terry Gilliam, but Brazil is still a masterpiece nevertheless. Without a doubt, "


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" Notes: To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. It is considered by many as Terry Gilliam's Magnum Opus and even though it might not be my favorite movie he made (I think I actually prefer ‘12 Monkeys’), it is still pretty obvious that this movie completely deserves its prestigious reputation. Surprisingly, Roger Ebert really didn’t like it at all but he was an expection as the movie was really well received when it"


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