Every Terry Gilliam film creates its own unique world, fuelled by obsession and fantasy, yet realized with meticulous craftsmanship and dark humour. From the medieval mock-epic Monty Python and the Holy Grail
to the part-mythic, part-paranoid worlds of The Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys
and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,
Gilliam has pursued a totally personal, uncompromising vision. The resulting clashes with producers and studios have led to legendary battles, notably over The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
which is now considered an all-time classic.
In these specially recorded interviews with Ian Christie, Gilliam reflects on how his Midwestern childhood and early career as a cartoonist and animator prepared him to make powerful, idiosyncratic films that are unlike anything else in contemporary cinema.