Gilliamesque: A Pre-Posthumous Memoir - Terry Gilliam

The self-proclaimed “token American” and “the dumbest member of Monty Python” Terry Gilliam is in fact a highly articulate and engaging memoirist in Gilliamesque. Gilliam had his start as a cartoonist and his bizarre, other-wordly, inflated collages, drawings and animations communicated the same silliness and irreverence for authority that his fellow Pythons communicated in performance. However, Gilliam quickly outgrew Monty Python and grew into his own as a film director, referring to himself as “filteur”, a filter for his collaborator’s ideas. Gilliam’s writing is like his films beautiful, anarchic, and, at times wonderfully tangential. I’ll close with a quote from his artistic manifesto: “I think the key to survival is trying to keep alive the ‘inner child’…we’ve all go that sense of wonder and the ability to be surprised but it’s beaten out of people as they go through life. I’ve just been lucky to be able to find work that allows me to keep that little brat inside alive.”

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ISBN: 9780062563637
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harper Paperbacks - September 27th, 2016