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karas1 12/11/2012 7:29:33 AM

I saw Brazil back in college (long, long ago when time was young and dinosaurs roamed the earth).  I had no trouble staying awake, I was entranced.  The terrible distopia of a society where regulations are everything and hiring a non union air conditioner repairman was punishable by prison or death didn't seem so crazy, even back then.

Gilliam's movies are hit or miss for me.  I couldn't stand Time Bandits but 12 Monkeys is brilliant.

 

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I thought the end of the movie was appropriate.  A happy ending wouldn't have seemed realistic in a place where the system is so massive that it can't be fought.

Roqueja 12/11/2012 8:25:12 AM

No picks this week Rob?

Gilliam movies are great for discussions after watching, as many scenes stand out as memorable.  I even liked Time Bandits, although it took forever to find for purchase.  I would like to see the Love Conquers All ending as well, once for comparison.

redhairs99 12/11/2012 9:08:09 AM

Time Bandits is one of my all-time favorites!  Maybe it's just the nostalgia from watching it in my younger years, but I still love it to this day and find myself quoting it all the time.

Always liked Brazil, I have the 3 disc Criterion Set on DVD.  I doubt I'll be upgrading though.  That set was pricey enough.  And sometimes, I don't think the upgrade to blu is all that worth while.  Sometimes, the grit and grime are what makes a movie like Brazil so special.

Glad Ted is finally out.  That was truly the funniest comedy of the year.  Even bought the little stuff-ed animal talking Ted from Best Buy this morning. 

HarryTuttle 12/13/2012 7:25:33 AM

 Well, my avatar is a clue to how I feel about this movie. The Criterion collection version is a must have for me, and this film will always be in my Top 5, just amazing. 

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