Wednesday, February 10, 2010

#246 - Brazil

Breakdown: Brazil (1985). Written by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, and Charles McKeown. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro.

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and in turn, becomes an enemy of the state.

Review: Watching Brazil is the equivalent to watching Back to the Future, Dick Tracy, and a David Bowie (Bowie reference #2) music video all at once...while tripping on acid. Another dark comedy on our list, Brazil takes a look at a dependence on technology, the problems with bureaucracy, and obsessions with self-image. Today, living in a world where so many are heavily invested in technology, governmental issues, and plastic surgery, it's fun to watch a film like Brazil and realize how close they actually were to the truth.

Favorite Quote:
Jill Layton: Care for a little necrophilia? Hmmm?


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