August 26, 2005

This Looks Grimm

Our pal Chai-Rista directs us to the Rolling Stone review of the new Terry Gilliam movie, The Brothers Grimm.

I've always enjoyed Gilliam's movies, especially those with Jonathan Pryce, one of my very favorite just-on-the-fringe-of-the-bigs actors. I regularly go through my cycle of Time Bandits, Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, the last one being one of my favorite movies of all time.

From this review, it sounds as if Gilliam has done the same thing he usually does - produced a crazed piece of film-making that nonetheless captivates. We'll see.

I may mention that I first saw Brazil at the campus theatre when I was in college. It was an extremely ugly building - a kind of bunker with lots of concrete and exposed pipes, and you had to leave via a rather cramped tunnel. The exit looked so much like the Orwellian future-world of the movie that a great many of us (self included) got a series case of the creeps to add to our already jangled nerves. What fun!

Posted by Robert at August 26, 2005 11:43 AM | TrackBack
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