Terry Gilliam: Through an Eyepiece Darkly

A look at the career of filmmaker, Terry Gilliam.

A look at the life and career of Terry Gilliam, the filmmaker. The author looks at some of his work with focus on his use of symbolism, humor and portrayal of his outlook on life in his work.
“Ironically, filmmaker Terry Gilliam is probably best known for something today’s audiences fail to credit to him. Any admirer or even casual observer of the work of the legendary British comedy troupe, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, must recall the odd and very original bits of animation that linked the unrelated, stream-of-consciousness skits and scenes together. Gilliam solely conceived and produced those delightfully twisted cartoons all alone, making them his chief contributions to Python’s TV series and motion pictures behind the scenes. Anyone who watches those groundbreaking cartoons will notice their creator had a very unique visual outlook on life, the world and humor. It is that unique perspective that surrounds and penetrates the films of Terry Gilliam, the auteur.”