Despite being one of the most innovative and original voices in cinema for the last four decades, Terry Gilliam never seems to get a fair shake. His films have been met with all manner of disaster from facing endless production delays (virtually every film he’s made) to being blocked by a studio from release (Brazil) to the untimely death of one of his actors mid-shoot (Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). Even The Onion had a bit of fun with Gilliam’s reputation a few years back.
But one thing remains true, when his films do see the light of day, they are almost always fantastical visions of a world you simply cannot see anywhere else. One of his most under-seen, under-appreciated films is his 1989 fantasy film, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, which is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.Continue Reading →