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Sympathy For The Devil? Michael Palin Discusses Brazil’s Jack Lint

The following is an interview with Michael Palin originally intended for the the Voyager Criterion Collection 1996 Laserdisc release of Brazil. Parts relating to his discussion of his friendly torturer Jack Lint are presented here – you can read the full interview which goes into Terry Gilliam’s working method, and struggles to get Brazil released […]

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O que é Brasil? – What Is Brazil?

  What is Brazil? Brazil is the demented, surreal flip-side of George Orwell’s dystopian warning – 1984½ was director Terry Gilliam’s originally mooted title. Yet it is Gilliam’s comic vision that depressingly reflects and permeates our everyday culture. One of bureaucratic balls-ups, government catch-all catchphrases (“We’re all in this together”), and an ineffectual war on […]

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The Bandersnatch: Gilliam’s Jabberwocky

 It is the middle of the dark ages, ages darker than anyone had ever expected. If there is a constant theme running throughout all of  Terry Gilliam films it is the little man taking on the big man (in one film that is literally the case), the dreamer fighting the realist and the bullied taking on […]

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