I decided to go a bit further with the no more heroes thing
on answering some of my lovely readers comments -thank you my gorgeous friends ^_^ I reread an earlier post on heroes and figured it’s a good subject so I shall do some posts on some of my heroes not all at once, not even in any kind of order or any particular day I just don’t do that whole regular thing ^_^ but I will start now with a post about my hero of film the super excellent Terry Gilliam
firstly I am not here to write his biography but more why I like him, ^_^
so Mr Gilliam I have never met a Terry Gilliam movie I didn’t like, ^_^ his way of directing, his ideas, I totally love the guy I am hugely influenced by I adore all things steampunk and surreal – I have a totally surreal imagination (again I count myself lucky in that in all my mothers faults she still showed me a world of artists including the whole surreal movement,) in a lot of films of his he has exactly the ideas I am trying to crystallise in my head there they are right there on the screen
classic films of his that fit what I am talking about are
for real this is one of my all time fave films ever
some films, and this is one, I cannot imagine anyone else doing them they are the sole right of Mr Gilliam and if I am ever lucky enough to have my books popular enough to be made into films then I want Mr Gilliam to be the director producer head of the whole project and no one else.
Being English born and bred, -it courses through my veins being thoroughly English- and of a certain age means I am lucky enough to have grown up with a diet largely containing the ever glorious Monty Python and I adore everything Monty and this is where I first met with Terry Gilliam and loved everything Terry Gilliam right from the word go.
Back in his youth he was introduced to me as an american animation genius I don’t disagree with this but I did learn he became a British citizen and from what I am told did away with his American status as far back as 1968 being only about three then I guess I wasn’t going to argue but when I grew a little older I first watched Baron Münchhausen and was hooked,
now what makes this fab movie even better for me is that apparently the baron really existed -how cool is that?- but even before I knew that thanks to Terry Gilliam I still felt like he did, that is how well he brought the character to life, to me the baron was fave uncle I never saw because he was always on adventures.
all his films have a kind of sumptuousness to them, a complete devotion to detail, and I am hopelessly attracted to his way of working. I did once watch a brilliant documentary on Monty Python and one of them was affectionately laughing at how Terry would spend the whole allotted budget for the film in one ten minute sequence- I love this! I love his vision, being so much larger than life, and being packed full of the minutiae that makes for a complete film experience, when I watch a film I want more than just being entertained for a really good film I really do expect to travel there to be lost to this world and submersed fully in that world and with Terry I am.
my next choice of Terry films would be Brazil- again a must see, and again a film that for that moment in watching I am in that place not this
this film I don’t want to go into too much because well books could be written ^_^. other films of his you should check out include;- Twelve Monkeys – again superb film and one of my all time faves, it’s a film like the others that I can watch over and over and never get bored with,- in fact it just gets better each time I watch it ^_^ and a bit like such fab films as vanilla sky hubby and I just love to have heated discussions about Twelve Monkeys ^_^ last recommendation is the Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus – a film that actually should be watched more than once to take it all in and is acquired taste so to speak, not everyone gets it, but watch it see what you think, I of course love it ^_^ he has many films to his name these are a few;- the faves of mine, but if I ever see his name I watch it any way because to me the guy is a hero and provides films with a sector needed because left to Hollywood all we would have is action shoot em ups slash horror slashems and remakes so thank god for Terry Gilliam ^_^
and by the way he is still alive woot see I do have some alive heroes ^_^
be excellent to each other and watch a Terry Gilliam film ^_^