Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Monsterism #51


Monster: The Gingerbread Man
Movie: The Brothers Grimm

I'm a lover of just about everything Terry Gilliam, and have a huge amount of respect for him as a film maker and story teller. He and Spielberg were my (and actually still are) biggest inspirations when I was in film school. The Brothers Grimm is an odd, but fantastic little movie and a bit of a weird little monster in itself: a Gilliam studio flick. He really managed to capture the subtle horror that often accompanies all the old fairy tales, and this sequence referenced above really is rather disturbing. So, for Tokka and Greg, this is pretty close to what I've been bringing up in my sickness... sans arms, legs and facial features (although there was that one last night...).

4 comments:

Malpractice said...

Glad to see someone else dug The Brothers Grimm. A very misunderstood flick.

Tristan Jones said...

Isn't it always the Case with Terry Gilliam? Although either way, I still became incredibly bored by Brazil...

Greg said...

Heh, he's like ugly and adorable at the same time! Reminds me of a burnt Pillsberry Doughboy! :-D

~ tOkKa said...

-->> .. your vomit is kind of cute.

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