Dark Knights And Holy Fools: The Art And Films of Terry Gilliam

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Diane Publishing Company, Sep 30, 1999 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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Film director, animator, and actor Gilliam has been one of the most original and successful filmmakers of the last 3 decades. Since 1969, when he became the only American among the 3Monty Python2 team, Gilliam1s work has won acclaim for its originality and imagination. His films are renowned for performances from top actors: Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams and Johnny Depp. This book traces 30 years of his work and art, from his pre-Python days through 1998. Examines labyrinthine stories of Man against bureaucracy (3Brazil,2 3Twelve Monkeys2); tales of imagination winning over mediocrity (3Time Bandits,2 3The Adventures of Baron Munchausen,2 3The Fisher King2); &, of course 3Monty Python and the Holy Grail2. 1001s of color and B&W illustrations.

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I was tempted to call this "the best book it's possible to write about the films of Terry Gilliam." I still will. There is a great deal of the art included in this work. But, I'd rather get out the tapes and discs. Read full review

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