I've always been on the fence about Gilliam's filmmaking, he has his diehard supporters and has made a couple of really good films but I've never really felt anything special while watching his films. But the Fisher King is an out and out masterpiece with Gilliam as the ringleader who corrals everyone and everything and distills it into a magnificent, textured dramatic heart tugger. I have been converted.
An extremely enjoyable and freakishly clever hundred minute romp through a strange and unique world. The film barrels ahead to the beat of it's own drum as quiet oddball characters start to show their true colors and develop into really well rounded human beings. The script is undeniably witty and very tight but the direction and editing does let the story and the characters breathe a little. The film rides a thin line and at any moment it could've turned…
I find it strange that this movie is so popular. I see 'bros' quoting it and they always have this next to Goodfellas and The Sopranos and Entourage in their collection of movies. I think a lot of people like it for the wrong reasons. They like the violence and the guns and DENIRO. But for me this is the quintessential art house film. It's ambiguous in it's meaning, it has no plot, it's main character has a lot of…
What the Fuck
What the Fuck
Holy Donald Duck
Hair that's growing out of your back
Kids that say the darndest things.
Crepes. With bananas and asparagus.
Spaceships blasting 409 on a chevy nova.
Gummo is about 100 times more bizarre than what you have just read.