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The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It's a Mad World

Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen Randell


Terry Gilliam has been making movies for more than forty years, and this book analyzes a selection of his thrilling directorial work, from his early films with Monty Python to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus (2009). The frenetic genius, auteur, and social critic continues to create indelible images on screen—if, that is, he can get funding for his next project. Featuring eleven chapterse written by an international group of scholars, this collection argues that when Gilliam makes a movie, he goes to war: against Hollywood caution and convention, against American hyper-consumerism and imper ... More

Keywords: Terry Gilliam, Monty Python, Hollywood, American hyper-consumerism, imperial militarism, American Dream

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231165358
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231165358.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Birkenstein, editor

Anna Froula, editor

Karen Randell, editor