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12 Monkeys.

I've always had a bit of a love hate with Terry Gilliam. On one hand, I don't get the hype, and a lot of his films I simply haven't enjoyed. On the other hand, there's the imagery, and the set designs, and I really dig those.

12 Monkeys, a film from the mid nineties most memorable for Brad Pitt's chewing on the scenery, has a destroyed, ravaged future that Willis' John Cole is thrown back in time from. He has been tasked with the job of stopping a pandemic erupting, and along the way, Gilliam plays with the whole idea of what is real or real, and Brad Pitt frees animals. Or something like that. It's actually not a bad film, for all that I couldn't stand the latter on screen, but the parts I liked and which stuck in my memory, of course, were those of the ravaged future. I always always disappointed when the film went to the 'now'.

Here's the film in two minutes:



(crossposted)

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angriest
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
I'm always terrified the nerd police will take away my geek card when they discover I've never really enjoyed Brazil.
benpeek
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
haha.

i didn't mind BRAZIL. i thought the end helped a lot.
frogworth
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
...and here it is in 26 minutes:

frogworth
Aug. 20th, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
PS I love 12 Monkeys though, and most other Gilliam.
benpeek
Aug. 20th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
lol.

you know, i thought about linking la jetee originally, but i kind've dug that two min version.
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