For those of you too young to know much about the British comedy troupe, Monty Python, you also probably won't have heard of Terry Gilliam -- member and animator for the bonkers bunch of blokes. He turned director for a giant cult film that carries their strange and snakey name that I won't spend any time on today, rather, on Brazil -- a surreal, bureaucratic dystopia that is far stranger than what Terry was able to conjure up to date.
But yet, he surely wasn't close to where we are today either -- a quarter century into the future from when he created the film. Actually, Gilliam was really putting a lens on the movie that had the Orwellian perspective of the future from the late 40's (I think) -- well more than half a century into the future from George's 1984. I don't believe anyone has quite imaged quite accurately where we've ended up.
FilmBender is Funny Movie Reviews. Bob Hoskins, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin and Jonathan Pryce are all in the movie. It hardly matters who's in it though, the vision and imagery take you to places and times that transcend the flesh and blood of the actors and of what your synapses are likely able to process. I look around at the pollution, the terrorism and the vanity of where we are today and think, after watching this movie, "there's no place like home." Awesome movie.