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


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Publisher:Diane Pub Co, 1999



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Award-winning film director, animator, and actor Terry Gilliam has been one of the most original, controversial, and successful filmmakers of the last three decades. Since 1969, when he became the only American among the otherwise all-British Monty Python team. Terry Gilliam's work has won plaudits and acclaim for its originality and imagination. His films are renowned for the quality of performances from some of Hollywood's top acting talent, such as Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams and Johnny Depp.

For the first time, this book traces thirty years of the work and art of Terry Gilliam, from his pre-Python days through to the astounding adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, released in 1998.

Using Gilliam's own drawings, storyboard and scripts, this book builds to a complete overview of the director's work, examining in detail his striking visual sense ad labyrinthing stories of Man against bureaucracy ( Brazil, Twelve Monkeys), triumphant tales of imagination winning over mediocrity ( Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King) and, of course, something completely different ( Monty Python and the Holy Grail).

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