A Terry Gilliam short week – Watched from July 11th to July 17th 2014
I watched a trio of short films from Terry Gilliam this week: The Legend of Hallowdega (2010), The Wholly Family (2011), and The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983). My anticipation of the upcoming The Zero Theorem (2014) brought me here (In case you wondered).
The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
This one is part of Monty Python’s ‘Meaning of Life’ collection. I wonder how these bunch of swashbucklers would fare on the international money waters of today…
The Legend of Hallodega (2010)
A sponsored short for AMP Energy Juice by the legendary director, this one takes the form of a spoof investigative documentary that explores the mysterious happenings at Talladega Superspeedway. Well worth a watch.
The Wholly Family (2011)
Another promotional short but you’d be hard pressed to recognise the product… outside of Italy anyway. The Wholly Family is a strange little cautionary tale with an unmistakable Gilliam (and Italian) flavour.