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Discovering Dad
July 25, 2012 10:54 AM   Subscribe

"Discovering Dad" aka delving into Terry Gilliam's personal archive. Terry Gilliam's daugher Holly uncovers the gems of Terry Gilliam's personal archive - from pre-Python days through Python to his feature films and beyond.
posted by Fuzzy Monster (18 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
At the end there will be a 1947 newspaper clipping with the headline "Local Boy Traumatized After Terrifying Night Trapped In Pipe and Gauge Factory"
posted by theodolite at 11:07 AM on July 25, 2012 [9 favorites]


How neat for her -- I loved just reading books my dad underlined in college or finding class notes from the same time. And, no offense to my dear old dad, he wasn't exactly doing Terry Gilliam-type interesting stuff getting his history/education degree from ISU.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:09 AM on July 25, 2012


Missing the 'ducts' tag.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:12 AM on July 25, 2012


Gilliam's not dead, is he?
posted by OmieWise at 11:13 AM on July 25, 2012


This is so what metafilter is for.
posted by clvrmnky at 11:16 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Gilliam's not dead, is he?

He's just resting.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:16 AM on July 25, 2012 [19 favorites]


This reminds me: I need to throw away my old, embarrassing journals from high school and college before my kids are old enough to read them.
posted by papercake at 11:20 AM on July 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


This makes sense to me. Who wants to actually talk to their Dad? In the ideal sexist world you do stuff with your Dad and you talk to your Mom. When those streams get crossed tremendous awkwardness can ensue (and occasional wonderful moments of parental humanity but mostly just awkwardness).

It's surely wrong but it is also the way it is for me.
posted by srboisvert at 11:21 AM on July 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


According to wikipedia he isn't dead.
posted by OmieWise at 11:42 AM on July 25, 2012


OmieWise: "Gilliam's not dead, is he?"

He's pining for the fjords.

I so want to be Terry Gilliam's kid.
posted by Splunge at 11:54 AM on July 25, 2012


We can fix that.
posted by edgeways at 11:54 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


er... fix the Wikipedia bit... not sure about being his kid part
posted by edgeways at 11:55 AM on July 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Darn!
posted by Splunge at 11:56 AM on July 25, 2012


I was excited recently to go through a box of my Dad's home plans and construction paperwork from the early 50's. I can't imagine how cool that would be when your Dad's paperwork is Terry Gilliam drawings, cartoons, and film notes.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 12:31 PM on July 25, 2012


When I was a kid I was an absolute fanatic for Terry Gilliam. If this blog had existed back then, I would've expired from sheer joy. It's still pretty sweet.
posted by Ursula Hitler at 12:37 PM on July 25, 2012


TIL that Terry Gilliam is SEVENTY-ONE YEARS OLD




Hold me.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:37 PM on July 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Geekily heartwarming! BTW, Holly Gilliam was also the little girl who played Michael Palin's daughter ("I'm Holly!") in Brazil.
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:42 PM on July 25, 2012


this is so amazing thanks for posting it! Gilliam is my favourite filmmaker ever
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:06 PM on July 25, 2012


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