The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM
CAST: JOHN NEVILLE, ERIC IDLE, UMA THURMAN, JONATHAN PRYCE
An infamous megabudget flop in its day, Gilliam’s follow-up to Brazil can today by seen for what it is—a bold, visionary flight of fancy, and one of the last show-stopping analog spectacles to be made before the CGI revolution began. John Neville is the serial fabulist of the title, picking up pint-sized Sarah Polley on his way to relieve a city under siege, though they’ll be waylaid on their quest by a colorful cast of characters whose number includes Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, and Gilliam’s old Monty Python mate Eric Idle.