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December 22, 2011 5:22 PM   Subscribe

Terry Gilliam - The Christmas Card. Gilliam made this in 1968 for the children's TV series Do Not Adjust Your Set. [Via]
posted by homunculus (10 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I almost posted this. I'm glad someone did.

It's pure Gilliam. Mainlined right into the vein.
posted by hippybear at 5:28 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow, that was incredible.
posted by Harpocrates at 5:50 PM on December 22, 2011


Thanks for this.

There's a lot of artists I love & admire, Gilliam falls into that select group of whom I'm grateful they exist.

Seriously, only someone with a sweet soul could make such a thing.

Also: that clip makes it really explicitly obvious how much of an influence the whole San Francisco underground comic esthetic of that era had on him.

Think I gotta go watch one of his movies.
posted by the bricabrac man at 5:52 PM on December 22, 2011


Ah, Terry. I just watched The Brothers Grimm last night. What an awful movie. You are still one of my favourite few directors, and you could make ten more turkeys and still rank as one of the essential creative geniuses of our time.
posted by namasaya at 5:58 PM on December 22, 2011


I like Terry Gilliam so much I clicked on the link in a post that contained the word "Christmas."
posted by cmoj at 6:18 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


I swear I saw this link to Terry Gilliam explaining his animation here a couple months ago. Totally worth seeing the Christmas card by itself in its entirety, but the behind the scenes bit is also kind of cool.
posted by grae at 8:16 PM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Here is that thread, grae.
posted by swift at 8:55 PM on December 22, 2011


Wunderbar! Thanks ...
posted by homodigitalis at 2:07 AM on December 23, 2011


Eric Idle did his own Christmas Card.
posted by timsteil at 8:31 AM on December 23, 2011


From what I've heard, this is pretty much what landed Gillium the Python gig.
posted by es_de_bah at 12:41 PM on December 25, 2011


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