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Title: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Paul on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:19
Anyone else feel some love for Gilliam's dystopian future-set classic? I watched the flick again for the first time in eleven years last night and had a completely different take on the ending. It's such a great film with so many subtle touches thrown in It's a winner on so many levels: it has a tight script, is impeccably acted by the main players, has wonderful sets and an infectious score by Michael Kamen.

A bona fide classic, IMO.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:24
Great film, Pryce gives a great performance in it.

Remember when we see him strolling around the museum.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:24
Only seen it the one time via the longer cut in the Criterion DVD set. I borrowed it off a mate. Liked it a lot. Didn't knock my socks off though. I think the only Gilliam movie to really impress me has been 'Twelve Monkeys', it's an amazing film. Love it.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Paul on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:25
Great film, Pryce gives a great performance in it.

Remember when we see him strolling around the museum.

Yeah, I wasn't going to say anything to him him but my ex-girlfriend went over and told him that I was a fan. Felt really embarrassed.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Paul on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:26
Only seen it the one time via the longer cut in the Criterion DVD set. I borrowed it off a mate. Liked it a lot. Didn't knock my socks off though. I think the only Gilliam movie to really impress me has been 'Twelve Monkeys', it's an amazing film. Love it.

I love 12 MONKEYS - think it's superb but I prefer BRAZIL. It's Gilliam's masterpiece, imo.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:30
Only seen it the one time via the longer cut in the Criterion DVD set. I borrowed it off a mate. Liked it a lot. Didn't knock my socks off though. I think the only Gilliam movie to really impress me has been 'Twelve Monkeys', it's an amazing film. Love it.

I love 12 MONKEYS - think it's superb but I prefer BRAZIL. It's Gilliam's masterpiece, imo.
I prefer BRAZIL aswell but i've probably seen TIME BANDITS the most.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:32
love 12 MONKEYS - think it's superb but I prefer BRAZIL. It's Gilliam's masterpiece, imo.

I'm the opposite.

How fucking weird is this? I was just looking for cool quotes for 'Twelve Monkeys' on Imdb and found a quote by Bruce Willis' character James Cole "All I see are dead people"

Anyone get the link?
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Paul on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:36
SIXTH SENSE - that's strange.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:40
SIXTH SENSE - that's strange.

Even stranger is that Haley Joel Osment's character in 'The 6th Sense' is called Cole Sear.

Bruce's character in '12 Monkeys' is called James Cole.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Phill on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:51
Stranger yet is that M Night Shymalan is still making films  ;D I've got the original UK quad of Brazil i'll post it up here sometime tomorrow, it's a great looking poster. Palins torturer character is one of the most disturbing characters in film IMO the scene where Pryce is in his waiting room and PAlins secretary is typing all the screams up still sends shivers down my spine.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Nov 2007 - 21:55
Nice one for bringing me back down to earth with this thread. I was on the cusp of freaking out...
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Phill on 30 Nov 2007 - 22:03
Nice one for bringing me back down to earth with this thread. I was on the cusp of freaking out...

Any time mate  :-\
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 30 Nov 2007 - 23:06
Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant film, infact, I used to be a massive gilliam fan. What I like about Gilliam is his films are gilliam-esque, they're different, and you can go through all his films (save maybe brothers grimm) and enjoy them, Jabberwocky to Tideland, so he is in my eyes a brilliant director.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: paperbag on 01 Dec 2007 - 03:32
I haven't seen BRAZIL, i've been wanting to because Bob Hoskins is in it, at the moment I really think THE MEANING OF LIFE is his masterpiece
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Paul on 01 Dec 2007 - 09:35
Gilliam only directed the opening insurance company skit on MEANING OF LIFE, the rest was directed by Terry Jones.

Hoskins isn't in BRAZIL much at all - cameo really.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 01 Dec 2007 - 11:11
Everyone comes and goes in it, its chaos, Hoskins part in this was brilliant I felt.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: paperbag on 02 Dec 2007 - 04:32
Gilliam only directed the opening insurance company skit on MEANING OF LIFE, the rest was directed by Terry Jones.

Ohhh right, so he did
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: cyclonaut on 19 Dec 2007 - 15:51
I love this movie and Gilliam.

I bought the Brazil Criterion but have never gotten around to watching the longer cut.  Does anyone prefer it to the theatrical cut.
Title: Re: Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Post by: Paul on 04 Jan 2008 - 20:15
Don't think there's much difference between the director's and theatrical cuts - it's the proposed Studio Edit (that was never released) that's radically different and a complete abomination.