• Several innuendoes
  • A man picks up then puts down a plastic breast at a plastic surgery center
  • It is implied that a woman goes to bed with another man, but they’re interrupted later.
  • One very vague reference to necrophilia

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I don’t hesitate to praise Brazil. There are at least two premises:

1. When Terry Gilliam was making a scene for Brazil and Hollywood, there was no fear and loading in Las Vegas, no famous 12 monkeys, no the brothers Grimm, and no electronic brain effects that confuse the false with the true

2. It was 1985.

Brazil can be labeled with many labels: “anti-government, anti system, anti Utopia, anti totalitarian politics, anti social machine, automatic phobia, warning the world, utopian liberalism… Kafka style, Huxley style, new chapter of 1984….. Absurd cut, postmodern exaggeration, surreal science fiction……”

Nothing wrong.

This Gilliam madness is my favorite genre.

If it is not surprising to see Brazil now, it can only be said that the same type of British exaggeration is becoming popular in recent years, and the fickle imagination is being familiar to more and more viewers. Brazil has become a pioneer. But as long as you put it back 20 years ago, Terry Gilliam is a flaunting genius, anti bone, frivolous and middle-aged.

There are too many comments about Brazil. Now, people who like it can accept all explanations. The concept of serious dislike mainly existed 20 years ago. After the two trial screenings of universal, many viewers gave “garbage, violent and meaningless, just like movie rape…” (quoted in Terry Gilliam’s interview) such an extreme evaluation. Even professionals from the departments of philosophy and psychology.

This is the clear timing.

In the following year, Terry Gilliam and Sid sheinberg, the CEO of Universal’s distribution of Brazil, launched an equally absurd guerrilla war, rising from the debate over the value of the film to personal attacks. Terry Gilliam fully shows the fearless personality of ignorant people like Sam Lowry In order to save (seek the original release) their lover (film), they have the courage to fight against “power”, Not hesitate to break with the company, destroy the agreement, find a lawyer, occupy the media, malicious attacks (put a front page ad on shenberg, add black edges… Khan, thanks to his imagination) Full of clown spirit, but it creates a certain lethality.

After all, in Hollywood, the inability of directors to face the final editing right is a group problem. Whether intentionally or not, Terry Gilliam turned the spat into a jihad of “art versus business” (shenberg pointed out this problem sharply). In the end, the farce seemed to end with Terry Gilliam’s best director award from the Film Critics Association. In fact, it is also debatable whether the Film Critics Association will make its own ideas in this round of wrestling.

On the surface, Terry Gilliam finally released Brazil in the Christmas file through a series of “tosses” and won the reputation of film critics. But lost the original intention – what most Americans see is the 94 minute Brazilian version of shenberg. Only through the director’s edited DVD can we fully watch Terry Gilliam’s 143 minute version.

In both versions, there are completely different endings. One is impractical perfection (US Version), the other is endless darkness (director version). Of course, the end of Terry Gilliam belongs to the real Brazil! However, on the other hand, shenberg accused the original version of too many dreams, which can only be puzzling, not of too important significance, and there is a certain reason. Because even removing the description of ten minutes of dreams will not reduce the criticism of the film. Even more concise.

Terry Gilliam vs Sid sheinberg, like the European film vs Hollywood’s Centennial war, actually did not win or lose.

The above contents can be seen in the latest three DVDs. In addition to the behind the scenes gags about the film production, the most valuable thing is the interviews that record these disputes. I admire the manufacturer very much. I interviewed the parties 20 years ago. It has been a long time since I was young, middle-aged and old. Everyone can talk calmly about what happened that year and laugh it off. However, the audience can imagine how 1985 was a year for globegroup and Gilliam

This confrontation will never end in Hollywood. It is a compulsory course for young directors who aim at Hollywood, and for filmmakers in Europe and around the world It’s all part of the movie. Do you want everyone to understand creation, or do you want some people to understand it better??? No answer

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