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Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god, after all. Or maybe it's a different one. The old one got fired.
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Adults are too frightened, they become too restricted in the way they perceive things and they want explanations.
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Adults that want to relive their childhood, they get caught in it. The mixing of all the fairytale elements works really well.
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And Now For Something Completely Different was supposed to be our entree into America. It failed in America but was a big success in England.
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At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that we went around and around about. Then we had our second screening. It played better. It's almost a reasonable length film now!
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Everything has to make money. Everything dries up when you start like that. There's no new growth, no new ideas.
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Hyperbole is something I'd better avoid.
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I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand.
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I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob. I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation. He was very present at the beginning, winding his brother up. I don't know where he is now.
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I was always keen to shock people and shake them up; Eric was a little bit more traditionally motivated in really being just funny all the time.
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I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country... dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
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I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to the point where I felt I was going to have to start making and throwing bombs. I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.
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I was getting frustrated with America. It's interesting how as simple a thing as, like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.
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I was playing nothing but gypsy music the whole time I was making the film. I was just obsessed with the stuff.
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I worked in LA as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. I was only making enough money to get me one meal a day.
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I'm going to say No - and then we'll see what happens.
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In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client. It was the only time I really worked in a proper office, and I didn't like it-simple as that.
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In New York, we used to go outside film studios and get reels of blank film, and we used to draw on them, do flipper books, that sort of thing.
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It was lights, camera, inaction.
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It was like a nightmare working with these guys. Here's how I get through this film: the Weinsteins don't exist. I didn't speak to them.
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It's 85 million dollars and they got to be really careful because they are going to need me.
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It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it, but adults have more trouble. This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
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John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus, who had come to New York, and we became friends. Years later that produced a certain team effort.
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Literally overnight, I became an animator... and one that was well-known.
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People used to think we just faked all that stuff... it was all written, rehearsed. The fact that it looks as cobbled together as it does is just that we weren't very good.
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The character Heath plays is the dreamer, the scholar, the one who's dragged along reluctantly and who then finds this truly enchanted world.
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The musical, Hair, was at the time very smart because it got to that basic element of this dividing line in society... which was hair.
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The only time you get to see something interesting occasionally is music videos but even they've become boring, they seem more and more the same.
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There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things.
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There I was back in American television with all of the restrictions. I managed to finish my contracted animation, but it was radio animation.
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There was a perverse side of me, with things like Van Helsing coming out. I didn't want to go down that route.
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They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we're just finishing editing.
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We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors. After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to, which was making movies.
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We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus. I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group. I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm, and in it went.
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You get trapped by stories. Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.
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Terry Gilliam Events

"The Book of Mormon" Musical UK Opening Night - Arrivals

2013-03-21

The British Independent Film Awards held at the Old Billingsgate Market - Arrivals

2010-12-05

The 36th American Film Festival - Terry Gilliam - Photocall

2010-09-04

36th Deauville Film Festival - Opening Night at the Casino Barriere - Inside Arrivals

2010-09-03

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