Terry Gilliam Today

Terry Gilliam considers the state of his career, the critical rejection of Tideland, his continuing hopes to bring Don Quixote to the screen, and his next project.

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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Julio I

    To be fair, he’s barely made anything since 12 Monkeys…and most of that time was spent trying to make the Don Quixote movie, which looked amazing from what I saw on “Lost in La Mancha.”

    So I still have faith that he’ll do something worthwhile in the near future.

    And, while not worthy of the man’s talents and with all due respect for your opinion, Brothers Grimm was at least watchable (though not re-watchable). And all that despite fabled battles between Gilliam and the Weinsteins over the making of the film, including the firing of Gilliam’s DP, which are often cited as at least one cause of its mediocrity.

  • Levi Nunnink

    Gilliam hasn’t made anything worth watching since 12 Monkeys. Never has a director fallen so quickly in my opinion. Honestly Brazil is one my all-time favorite movies. Yet I can’t think of a movie that I’ve detested more than Brothers Grimm. It looks like Tideland is only continuing down the same awful path.

  • Joseph

    I really need to rent Tideland one of these days. Gilliam deserves that much.


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