Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’

At Last The 1984 Show

Sales of the George Orwell novel have unsurprisingly risen in the last few months, along with Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ and other grim dystopian novels, most of which saw the rise of totalitarian states, but in entirely the wrong way; nobody imagined that we’d reach it with our own complicity, via votes. Growing up in […]

Touchstone Movies No.2: ‘Brazil’

You have to love a film whose first line is; ‘I’d like to talk to you about ducts’. I first saw ‘Brazil’ on the day it opened at the Leicester Square Odeon and was blown away by it. Partly because it was the freewheeling riposte to Michael Radford’s laborious ‘official’ version of 1984 (the one […]