Sunday, November 22, 2009

November 22

Today is Terry Gilliam Day, observed in Brazil, Finland, and anywhere that people quote the Parrot Sketch. The lone American in Monty Python, he developed his style while animating the series' cartoon interstitials. His live-action films have a similar chaos, the kind that translates into wonder. For example, check out the trailer for his next film, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus":

Almost as legendary as the movies he's made are the movies he almost made: the Watchmen 10-hour miniseries, the first Harry Potter film, Theseus and the Minotaur, his Don Quixote adaptation... After a bout of Job-level setbacks, Quixote may be his next film, after all. Fingers crossed...

Aw, what the hey; let's add some Python madness:

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