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Published: 07 August 2009

288 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719070327

Bookseller Code (06)


Terry Gilliam

Peter Marks

Published by Manchester University Press

British Film Makers MUP

  • The first sustained treatment of the television and film work of director Terry Gilliam, one of the most lauded and provocative auteurs currently working in film
  • Considers his work at greater length and in more detail than any previous study Provides detailed readings of all his major work from television's Monty Python's Flying Circus to the controversial film Tideland By investigating his work through a variety of lenses, including auterism, genre, adaptation, the grotesque and the gothic, the book opens up new ways of seeing Gilliam that go beyond that reductive figure, the gifted but manic fantasist Situates Gilliam's television and film work within the cinematic and broader cultural contexts of Britain, Europe and the US Gives substantial critical space to Gilliam's work in the Monty Python troupe, both on cinema and film

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