The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

The Cinema of Terry Gilliam

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Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this volume analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen--if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven original essays from an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imperial militarism, against narrative vapidity and spoon-fed mediocrity, and against the brutalizing notion and cruel vision of the qAmerican Dream.qTolkien also considered fantasy to possess among its valuable gifts that of escape and consolation. Escape does not, for him, carry negative connotations. Instead, he means the word to be understood as a#39;departurea#39; and a#39;imaginationa#39;. ... signalling that, for all its tough take on the reality of contemporary New York, a space remains for the miraculousa#39; (2010: 149). ... of a#39;instaurationa#39; as a#39;restoration after decay, lapse or dilapidationa#39; and as a#39;the action of restoring or repairing; restoration, anbsp;...

Title:The Cinema of Terry Gilliam
Author:Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, Karen Randell
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-20


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