Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Year: 1988
Director: Terry Gilliam
Writer: Terry Gilliam
Cast: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Jonathan Pryce, Uma Thurman
You've got to feel sorry for Terry Gilliam. He could well be an iconoclastic director just because Hollywood has been so hard on him over the years.

Munchausen almost didn't make it to the screen simply because of a change in the politics at the studio (together with cost and production overruns), almost suffering the fate of his Don Quixote film years later.

And like all Gilliam films, hard to follow and completely make sense of. It seems to be about an old man of gentility accomplished liar (like Albert Finney's character in Big Fish more recently), who retains his lost youth when regaling the ridiculous stories of his supposed exploits.

No particular sequence stands out apart from an overall sense of magic and fantasy.

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