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Behind The Scenes: Robin Williams & Terry Gilliam Making THE FISHER KING In Central Park

Funny and at times shockingly tragic, the 1991 film, The Fisher King is one of Terry Gilliam’s finest (a tough call in a career filled with great films). Richard LaGravenese’s script plays to Gilliam’s strengths as a visualist and also adds an extra touch of humanity to proceedings. You get the feeling that he was a little out of his comfort zone when making the film but that makes it even more impressive.
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‘He Dreams of Giants’ Trailer: Terry Gilliam Finally Makes His ‘Don Quixote’ Movie

Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is more well-known for its behind-the-scenes stories than its actual content. Gilliam started working on the pic in 1989, but a series of misfortunes continually got in the way. Gilliam’s long, strange quest to get the movie made was already chronicled once in the documentary Lost in La Mancha, released in 2002. In the years since that doc, though, Gilliam actually managed to get the movie made – which means there’s now a Lost in La Mancha sequel, the new documentary He Dreams of Giants.

‘Strawberry Mansion’ Review: Surreal Dream Odyssey Is Like a Microbudget Terry Gilliam Movie

There have been countless movies about dreams, but “Strawberry Mansion” is the only one save for “Inception” that turns them into a hustle. In this visually entrancing and innovative fantasy from co-directors Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney, the government forces citizens to record their nighttime journeys and imposes taxes on the unpredictable ingredients found within. Audley and Birney, who previously made the lo-fi comic odyssey “Sylvio” about a lonely gorilla with an online talk show, excel at grounding outlandish concepts in genuine emotional stakes.

Behind The Scenes: Terry Gilliam Directs Bruce Willis & Brad Pitt On The Set Of 12 MONKEYS

Inspired by Chris Marker’s 1962 short film La Jetée, Terry Gilliam‘s 12 Monkeys sees Bruce Willis sent back in time to stop the release of a virus which all but wipeout humanity. He’s mistaken for a mental patient by Madeleine Stowe‘s psychiatrist. The 195 movie has several Gilliam flourishes on a visual level, but the whole thing is played straight. Brad Pitt was Oscar nominated for the film and he won a Golden Globe. Having said that, Willis and Stowe are great too.
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Terry Gilliam was hesitant to cast Bruce Willis in 12 Monkeys because of his ‘rectal’-looking mouth: ‘It’s like I’m looking at somebody’s a**hole’

Terry Gilliam has revealed that he initially did not want to cast Bruce Willis in 12 Monkeys, stating that he was particularly concerned by the actor’s “rectal”-looking mouth. Gilliam’s acclaimed 1995 sci-fi thriller stars Willis as James Cole, a man sent back in time to stop the world’s population from...

Terry Gilliam Refused Tom Cruise for ’12 Monkeys’ and Was Concerned by Bruce Willis’ ‘Rectal’ Mouth

Terry Gilliam’s “12 Monkeys” is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary since it was released nationwide January 5, 1996. Inverse marked the occasion with an oral history that features Gilliam, screenwriters David Peoples and Janet Peoples, producer Charles Roven, and casting director Margery Simkin. It comes as no surprise that Gilliam makes a few hilarious off-the-cuff remarks while reflecting on his time travel movie, which was inspired by Chris Marker’s 1962 short film “La Jetée.”

’12 Monkeys’ Director Terry Gilliam May Have Said Something Unflattering About Bruce Willis’ Mouth To His

In a new oral history on the making of the 1996 sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys, director Terry Gilliam had some interesting words to say about working with Bruce Willis, particularly the shape of his mouth. While revealing that he chose Willis after shooting down A-list stars like Tom Cruise and Nicolas Cage, who were at the top of their game during the mid-’90s, Gilliam described his one major issue with the Die Hard actor: he thinks Willis’ mouth looks like a butt.