Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
[Steven Spielberg's films] are comforting, they always give you answers and I don't think they're very clever answers. ... The success of most Hollywood films these days is down to fact that they're comforting. They tie things up in nice little bows and give you answers, even if the answers are stupid, you go home and you don't have to think about it. ... The great filmmakers make you go home and think about it.More Terry Gilliam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think there's a side of me that's trying to compete with Lucas and Spielberg - I don't usually admit this publicly - because I tend to think that they only go so far, and their view of the world is rather simplistic. What I want to do is take whatever cinema is considered normal or successful at a particular time and play around with it - to use it as a way of luring audiences in.More Terry Gilliam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The success of the Hollywood marketing machine is to limit what we see. Not just to limit what we can see, but also to limit our expectations - to limit what we want to see.More Terry Gilliam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Terry Gilliam quotes [08/19/2011 03:08:25]
I was an incredible Anglophile. I found people who shared the same sense of humor and attitude toward the world.More Terry Gilliam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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