Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mr. Gilliam's wild ride

paMr. Gilliam's wild ride: "Is there a director working today with a more distinct voice than Terry Gilliam? With the possible exception of Tim Burton’s gothic fairytales, Gilliam’s outsized visuals and frenetic editing are more idiosyncratic than any filmmaker within spitting distance of the cinematic mainstream. Factor in the director’s fondness for exploring familiar thematic ground in films as varied as the Orwellian bureaucratic nightmare of Brazil, the manically fantastical The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and 2005’s profoundly disturbing Tideland, and you have the very definition of an auteur."