Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Before he became a director, Terry Gilliam was an animator with a bizarre, instantly recognizable style. In his fantastic 1979 book Animations of Mortality, Gilliam offers up a lot of original artwork along with pages of full-color print adaptations of animated sequences he created for Monty Python's Flying Circus and other TV shows of the era. As a kid I re-read the book obsessively, aching to see Gilliam's titles for shows like The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine in motion. It only took a couple of decades, but now I can see this stuff on Youtube with but a few clicks of the mouse. It was worth the wait.
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