Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Mamo #5: The Fabulist

This week we take on Tim Burton's career, and why he just can't stop annoying one of us. Also the historical perspective on Wedding Crashers, and what we're looking forward to between now and the end of the summer. It's Mamo! number 5, the show we thought would be the death of us.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Leo Stableford said...

As CatCF doesn't come out till Friday here in the UK I may pop back once I've seen. (The Bay movie is probably indefensible so I felt safe in leaving pre-comments there.) So I'll quickly commment and run.

IMO 12 Monkeys is Gilliam's finest hour to date, not Munchausen. The movie is without a doubt the most coherent of his works visually speaking and I think his affection for his script and players (an affection he may not have even realised he felt himself) comes through in a greater restraint than he usually practises. I am still looking forward to his digital backlot movie. I haven't heard anything but how can Gilliam *not* make a DB movie? Cheap and surreal fun...

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Blogger Tederick said...

It's really something unique about Gilliam that just about every one of his fans has a different idea of what their favourite Gilliam film is. (Okay, that makes it sound like he's only got eleven fans, but you get my point.) It's a rare mark among directors that Gilliam has been able to satisfy the particular filmgoing eccentricities of so many different people with at least one entry in his canon... I'll defend Fear and Loathing till the day I die, but I'll never have any problem acknowledging that Munschausen and Twelve Monkeys are (almost equally) brilliant!

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