November 14, 2007

The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (Gilliam, 1988)


Terry Gilliam's fantastically baroque visual sense and his childlike playfulness are on full display in this oft overlooked film, a surprisingly potent examination of the creative soul and its place in an exceedingly rational world. It is rather unfortunate that a regime change at Columbia Pictures, the film's backer and distributor, and the ensuing behind the scenes power struggles, kept this film from reaching a larger audience and the acclaim it most certainly deserves. One of Gilliam's finest. IMDb listing.

4 comments:

Planocenital said...

Incredible movie!
I've just discovered your blog, and it is fantastic.
Good luck.

R.A. Naing said...

Yeah, after finally seeing Munchausen, it's hard to understand why it isn't talked about more as a key film in Gilliam's oeuvre. Thanks for the kind words, and come back often!

Don Quixote said...

i just love this movie... :-)
btw, where is my Dulcinea?

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