Tag Archives: Terry Gilliam

Tideland

Look up the word ‘Gilliamesque’ in the dictionary, and you’re likely to find the following descriptions of Terry Gilliam’s wild films. A strong sense of dark humour and visual comedy? Check. Dystopian futures? Double check. Striking fantasy sequences? Triple check. All of these traits are

Yellow Submarine

It was fifty years ago today… On Sunday 8th July, cinemas up and down the land screened the Beatles animated musical fantasy Yellow Submarine to mark the 50th anniversary of its release in July, 1968. Remastered and restored for the celebration (for the first time since

Cinema Eclectica 155 – The Hills Have Ears

This week’s Off the Shelf sees the films themselves teaching the hosts a thing or two. Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s paranormal horror “Ghost Stories” turns the sceptical Graham into a true believer, while Aidan finds Criterion’s reissue of “La Cage aux Folles” something of

Blanche

The third film in Arrow’s acclaimed series of Walerian Borowczyk restorations, Blanche is an entry into the late 1960s and early 1970s cycle of Medieval films that produced notable work by Jacques Demy and Pier Paolo Pasolini, before Borowczyk’s disciple Terry Gilliam helped to lovingly

Walerian Borowczyk Short Films and Animation

The story of Michael Brooke’s [EDIT – actually Daniel Bird; see comments section] restoration of the films of Walerian Borowczyk deserves to be film-restorer’s folklore by now, a Cinderella story about one of cinema’s least Disney-esque animators. After facing plenty of indifference, Brooke turned to

A Jester’s Tale

Everybody vested to a certain degree in the pastime of cinema has their favourite actors and directors; the fascinating part of which is discovering who influenced them. This is doubly true when one discovers the people who influenced such a staunch surrealist and outsider like

Time Bandits

Arrow films latest re-issue not only comes with a director’s recommendation, it also changes tack from the more exploitative and violence predicated titles of recent months. The title to change that tide is Terry Gilliam’s wonderful anarchic adventure movie – Time Bandits. Falling in with