Brazil

DirectorTerry Gilliam. ProducerArnon Milchan. ScreenplayTerry GilliamTom Stoppard & Charles McKeownStarringJonathan Pryce (Sam Lowry), Kim Greist (Jill Layton), Michael Palin (Jack Lint), Robert De Niro (Archibald “Harry” Tuttle), Katherine Helmond (Mrs. Ida Lowry), Bob Hoskins (Spoor), Ian Holm (Mr. Kurtzmann), Charles McKeown (Harvey Lime), Terry Gilliam (smoking man), Holly Gilliam (Holly Lint), Jim Broadbent (Dr. Louis Jaffe), Ian Richardson (Mr. Warrenn), Peter Vaughan (Mr. Helpmann), Barbara Hicks (Mrs. Alma Terrain), Kathryn Pogson (Shirley Terrain), Bryan Pringle (the Waiter, Spiro), Brian Miller (Mr. Archibald Buttle), Sheila Reid (Mrs. Veronica Buttle), Derrick O’Connor (Dowser), Derek Deadman (Bill), Nigel Planer (Charlie), Gorden Kaye (MOI Lobby Porter), Jack Purvis (Dr. Chapman), Elizabeth Spender (Alison “Barbara” Lint), Myrtle Devenish (Typist), Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Priest). Music: Michael Kamen. CinematographyRoger Pratt. EditorJulian Doyle. StudioEmbassy International Pictures N.V. DistributorsUniversal Studios (US), 20th Century Fox (Europe). 143 mins. 1985.

Brazil (1985) was directed by Terry Gilliam.The ending can be seen as an ironic comment on Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner (1982). which, at that time, was encumbered with a happy ending imposed by the studio.

References:

  • Chrsitie, Ian (ed.), Gilliam on Gilliam (1999)
  • Matthews, Jack, The Battle of Brazil: Terry Gilliam v. Universal Pictures in the Fight to the Final Cut (1987, 1998) 
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