View Full Version : Terry Gilliam's Brazil

04-28-2002, 07:47 PM
Terry Gilliam is an awesome directer. I guess his most popular is 12 Monkeys. But my alltime favorite is Brazil. All my friends hate it.

Anyone see it?

04-28-2002, 07:52 PM
I saw most of it; my parents love it and bought the DVD. I liked what I saw, and I need to finish watching it.

04-29-2002, 02:12 AM
Terry Gilliams brilliant. He's the only director who could pull off a film adaption of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

05-02-2002, 04:09 PM
nice one!, everyone i near enough know hates 12 monkeys cos its long and involving, it's one of my fav films of all time though, makes you think too much, love it, never seen Brazil though, i might try to soon.

05-04-2002, 02:56 AM
12 Monkeys, the Monty Python films, Time Bandits! So awesome!

Also: welcome back Spoon (ChunkeyMonkey) and Jofa!

05-04-2002, 06:42 AM
Thanks Met.

05-04-2002, 02:26 PM
there is a brazil game that you can download from the brazil website.


05-05-2002, 12:55 AM
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is good too! I think so at least!

05-05-2002, 04:08 AM
Heard of that, but never actually saw it before. Guess I'll start planning my summer movie list now.

05-17-2002, 05:19 PM
I watched Brazil a couple of weeks ago. Very weird film, but I loved it.
I actually thought the ending was sort of happy... The hero escaped the bad guys, just not in the conventional way. In any case it's more satisfying than Time Bandit's ending.
The offices reminded me of Grim Fandango, too. The computers and the tube message system, etc.
Munchausen is another great one too. Too bad it flopped.
I can't wait for Good Omens.

05-21-2002, 06:45 PM
Terry Gilliam was going to do a Don Quixote film, but one of the actors got injured so they shelved it. They're probably not even going to make it anymore. And that really sucks 'cause Johnny Depp was gonna be in it.

And Good Omens I do really want to see. It was based on a book by Terry Pratchett and that guy is hilarious. The discworld books were awesome(DEATH is the best character).

Trapezpoid, I totally agree about the happy ending. The main theme of the movie really was the beauty of dreams and the nightmare of reality. And at the end, he got to live in the beautiful world his subconcious created.

05-23-2002, 06:48 AM
Yeah, Good Omens should kick ass. It's a kick ass book.

05-23-2002, 10:07 PM
What about all of the Monty Python films?

Both Holy Grail and Life of brian were BOTH directed by Terry Gilliam, and therefore he is GOD.

05-23-2002, 11:43 PM
Actually, Holy Grail was jointly directed by both Terrys, and Brian was directed solely by Terry Jones. And Jones directed Meaning of Life (except the Crimson Permanent Insurance part which Gilliam directed).

05-24-2002, 03:52 AM
Terry is a genius... I have only seen the Monthy Python films, and they REALLE kick ass! The Holy Grail is one of my favorite films.... Even though it's quite old....

05-24-2002, 10:36 PM

05-25-2002, 04:39 PM
The Monty Python films were exellent, yes. (Gilliam was the brigdekeeper, my favorite part in Holy Grail.)

But I highly suggest to those who have only seen the Monty Pythons to see his others. He is truly a genius. Jabberwocky was his first movie that he solely directed. Though, Time Bandits, Brazil(my favorite), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen(my second favorite), The Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys(Awesome!) were all incredible movies.

I didn't really like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, though. The first hour of the movie was interesting, but I almost fell asleep after that. Yes, it was well directed(After all, it was Gilliam) and really did take you into a world, the acting was pretty good(Depp for Christ's sake) but I just was bored, those two hours seemed like 8 hours to me and nothing really happened in the movie anyway. It didn't even really have a plot. My friends keep trying to persuade me otherwise, but I think I'll stick to my opinion. Apologies for the fans!

06-03-2002, 06:51 AM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was classic (I'm a big fan of Hunter S. Thompson.) The movie did have a plot it's just harder to understand on the screen. It makes more sense in the book.

Darth Eggplant
07-01-2002, 02:52 PM
my closests friends think I am
a Fear and Loathing Fisher King,
because what J. Depp
saw in Las Vegas
is part of my daily life.
and during the Fisher King I pulled
a weird Robbin Williams in the theatre.
also glad to see\hear people remember
and have seen Time Bandits & Jabberwocky.
Wow golden oldies! and Terry is a god.
BUT! and I mean BUT!
the 20 odd extra minutes
of the fly eye camera
at the beginning of the Directors version
of the Brazil DVD is really NOT Neccessary.
and for the records,
Neil Gaiman world famous comic book
(but won a litterary award!!!! Yeah!)
co-wrote Good Omens.
re-reading it now.

07-10-2002, 06:44 PM
I read the Fisher King. It was a good book, but it was too easy to tell it was adapted from a movie. In my opinion, it lacked true emotional exploration or depth. It was an entertaining read, but a little too cliche and routine.