A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
It's only a state of mind.
Brazil is a Terry Gilliam dystopic black comedy film that reflects the melancholy, dreamlike quality of a famous Brazilian song that’s been translated into English. The film parodies the mostly dysfunctional bureaucratic world we live in and takes us to a post-apocalyptic world in the future yet with our present day attitudes in mind.
What do you get when you mix Python with Kafka and put it in an Orwellian nightmare? You get Gilliam's unsung masterpiece that manages to be both dark satire and visionary piece of visual art.
It is in essence a fierce attack on bureaucracy and totalitarianism, told as a tale greatly inspired by 1984, but unique in its deep emotive layers and beautiful aesthetics. Gilliam is often a messy director, but here he is in perfect balance. He gives us his unique visual flair without losing sight of the story and its themes.
Gilliam's film sings a song for the individual, the romantic and for love. Struggling through a web of red tape and one clerical error we witness the…
Film #4 of Gustav's Recommendations
”Mistakes? We don't make mistakes.”
What is living under a totalitarian regime – where paranoia and anxiety are routine parts of everyday life - like? Where all your acts and even thoughts are controlled by the government and everything you do and everything you say can be seen as a threat for the state. It’s not a surprise that some people may try and change the way things are and of course it’s not a surprise to see government suppressing any kind of suspicious activity. In such a state many people will only dare to imagine things like freedom, happiness and joy in their dreams.
Terry Gilliam’s Brazil takes the above mentioned issue and turns…
The occasion for this watch was that my lovely wife was busy with some work chores, and I got to pick for our Thursday neighbour movie night. These occasions are always like me being in a candy store. I get a chance to validate ( or invalidate ) my cinematic taste by choosing to re-watch something on Lise’s He Says She Says list. Well, it suddenly struck me that my sweetie had given me the Criterion Blu of Brazil for a birthday present; Brazil was #1 on the He Says She Says List; Brazil it is!
Stanley Kubrick turned the source novel Red Alert on its head by turning it into a black comedy, so does Gilliam with his Orwellian…
"Doesn't it bother you the sort of things you do at Information Retrieval?"
"What? I suppose you'd rather have terrorists!"
Brazil is a science fiction black comedy from famously idiosyncratic director Terry Gilliam, and even though I don't consider myself a fan of the director's work in general, to me the film is a masterpiece. It is so richly textured both in terms of its visual presentation and its thematic construction that it's hard to know where to begin (the film almost belongs as part of the German Expressionist movement). Perhaps it is Gilliam's penchant for detail which draws me to the film, as there's a part of me that wants to go through and take screenshots of every one…
This was the second time I viewed this complex Science-fiction film directed by the Monty Python member and eccentric genius Terry Gilliam. I can't really say if my taste and how I view movies has evolved or if I was just able to grasp this cryptic dystopian nightmare better on my second viewing, but the two years that have passed since I last saw it, proved enough to make it grow on me from a weak 4 star to a strong 5 star movie. Brazil follows Sam Lowry a competent clerk, who is content with his position at the records of a huge government agency known as the Ministry of Information, but is thrown into a sea of odd occurrences…
"Hi there. I want to talk to you about ducts."
This is a review for the "Love Conquers All" version of Brazil, a cut of the film made by Universal during their conflict with director Terry Gilliam. They wanted the film to be shorter and have a different ending; Gilliam refused. So the studio made this abomination, which is two-thirds the original length and attempts to offer almost the exact opposite message of the original film (if this one tells us "love conquers all," the original could be understood as telling us "all is conquered by love/fantasy).
There were not only massive cuts which eliminate certain characters entirely, but also alternate takes of certain performances which emphasize Sam's supposed heroism…
"1984" + Terry Gilliam = Capolavoro immenso
Quite the visual spectacle! Lots of interesting themes and relevance to this day.
One of my favorites ever. The story, the world, the scale, the humor, the actors..... oh man.
Terry Gilliams absurde Variante von George Orwells 1984. Ein düsteres und dystopisches Filmwerk das einen gut unterhalten, aber auch etwas verwirrt zurücklässt.
Der Mensch in der Maschine oder besser die Mensch-Maschine, symbolhaft dargestellt in einer absurden Retro SF-Welt. Gleich unserer Welt heute gibt es keinen Ort an den er entfliehen könnte.
1984 è un capolavoro, letterario e ideologico.
Terry Gilliam è un surrealista/astrattista nato.
Li metti insieme e ottieni questo film, che sarebbe 1984 raccontato da una mente folle e visionaria, con personaggi strambi, costumi pazzi, situazioni assurde, e una lotta contro un sistema assurdo e senza senso.
Cioè, c'è Robert De Niro che fa Super Mario, ma cosa cazzo si può volere di più?
Both incomprehensibly manic and generically satirical, I gained little from this film thematically or concerning craft.
It appears as all Gilliam's worst impulses, without focus, in a blender, like an impression or parody of a Terry Gilliam film. He excavates the same themes a lot more subtly and coherently in The Zero Theorem where they aren't even the focus of that film.
Any originality comes in the absurd production design and world building although it all appears without an anchor or special purpose.
new favourite film thanks
The Olympics are being hosted by Brazil, so I thought it was the perfect time to watch the movie Brazil. A movie that has nothing to do with the country Brazil. It's actually a great Christmas movie with a catchy theme song that transports you to another world.
Frank Ocean’s list of his 100 favorite films, as published in “Boys Don’t Cry” on the release of his album,…
inspired by Jack Bower's most recent list, I decided to do an interactive list where you just comment your favorite…