Jun 3, 2020
This week we’re hopping back in time to the days of the pink bunkadoo, thieving from the Supreme Being, and cursing child actors, all while talking Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy adventure ‘Time Bandits’ at the request of a patron.
Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy adventure film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan, and David Warner.Gilliam has referred to Time Bandits as the first in his "Trilogy of Imagination", followed by Brazil (1985) and ending with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). All are about the "craziness of our awkwardly ordered society and the desire to escape it through whatever means possible." All three films focus on these struggles and attempts to escape them through imagination: Time Bandits through the eyes of a child, Brazil through the eyes of a man in his thirties, and Munchausen through the eyes of an elderly man.
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