Magic Realism – The filmography of Terry Gilliam
Part eight of fifteen.
“You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.” – Terry Gilliam
Why the fuck didn’t I appreciate this more when I first saw it? Perhaps because I was more used to Gilliam’s more out-there, more fantastical, more farcical works, his style creeping over every nook and cranny of the set and his sheer apartness from the fare of his fellow film-makers. And at first glance, this does seem like more standard shtick, something more grounded, personal, something that seems to resemble other 90s character dramas, something…