I first fell in love with Terry Gilliam when I watched Brazil in the greatest high school literature senior elective of all time: Science Fiction Literature. I really did have the best high school in the history of college preparatory education. I mean, I never stood on a desk for Robin Williams, but I got to be Paul Atreides defense attorney when put on trial for crimes against humanity, so it definitely had its moments.
I was a bit naive at the time, and had only the vaguest conception of directors and producers and such things. I think George Lucas and Steven Spielberg were the only such folks I’d heard of by that point in my life. It didn’t quite occur to me that all movies came from people who made other movies I might like. I mean, yeah, it’s obvious once you put it like that. There was no Internet, we were young and lost. But anyway, it turned out that I’d loved Time Bandits years earlier and only found out in my twenties that the two films were by the same guy.
So, Gilliam’s back, and he’s in the future, and he’s got Christoph Waltz as the star, along with Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon and Ben Whishaw. Here’s the trailer:
I have a feeling that I’m going to have to buy all the DVDs and hide them, because no one else deserves it.