It’s not just a philosophy teacher’s fever dream. Brazil, directed and co-written by Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam, has a lot to say about technology, bureaucracy, and loss of individual freedom between scenes of intestinal air ducts and suits full of sewage. There’s stuff we did and didn’t like, but I think we can all appreciate seeing Jonathan Pryce in one of his few leading roles. Grab your annotated copy of 1984 and settle in for this light sci-fi, absurdist criticism of society.
Thanks to epicmouthful for commissioning the podcast for Terry Gilliam’s “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen”. It’s absurd and hilarious, it’s got something to say, but above all else, it’s imaginative. I think that’s the highest compliment you could pay to the co-writer and director of this film as Gilliam brings his “Trilogy of Imagination” to a close. Join us for the podcast to hear our full review.