Monty Python, our readers in their sweet 60s can identify easily to it. The troop was an epitome of satire and humor on BBC. Six official members, were often considered ‘The Beatles‘ of Comedy. Such was their impact on British Televised Comedy. One of the six was Terrence Vance Gilliam, a.k.a. ‘Terry Gilliam’, the only non-British origin member among the company. He was born on American Soil but renounced his citizenship in 2006. A step to proclaim his protest against The Bush government. Politics apart, Terry Gilliam and Monty Python faced a hiatus in 1979. Although, he already initiated his feature film Direction Career with Monty Python and The Holy Grail(1975).
Gilliam, in his career spanning over 40 years, has capped just 12 movies. Call it his auteur-ship, J.K. Rowling is a huge fan of his work. Such was his influence, he was Rowling’s first choice for Directing Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.(Things could have been much more exciting) Nevertheless, his movies have been acknowledged as imaginative and innovative by movie buffs. Terry Gilliam confessed about his love for framing story-lines in Trilogy. Nine out of his 12 movies are correlated in three separate series. Gilliam’s style of film-making is known for creating surreal atmosphere, through distinctive visuals and unusual camera angles.
Roger Ebert analysed his filmmaking as, “his world is always hallucinatory in its richness of detail.” His style of art provoked a dystopian established society, breaking free through imaginations. Here it is, recalling his selective nature in film-making. This the list of his unusual works, just like the unusual posters he created. Here is the list of 10 best Terry Gilliam movies, ranked.
10. Jabberwocky (1977)
Jabberwocky, his first solo-directed movie after the break of Monty Python. Mistakenly considered Monty Python and The Jabberwocky. It was a comical story of a young man Dennis Cooper, a Cooper and his adventures. His fellow-mate Michael Palin played the protagonist. Loosely based on the poem from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in The Wonderland’, where Cooper unintentionally slays the monster ‘Jabberwocky’.