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  • adj. Reminiscent of the works of Terry Gilliam (born 1940), American-born British animator and film director, characterised by surreal imaginative fantasy.


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Gilliam +‎ -esque


  • To take another example, the movie Franklyn pulls off a Gilliamesque steampunk elsewhen that shows how much can be done on an indie budget.

    Indie vs Hollywood

  • His films conjure worlds which run like creaky Heath Robinson contraptions; from the orgasmic plumbing of Delicatessen (later cutely echoed in Amelie), to the Gilliamesque fantasy of City of Lost Children, and the watchmaker's plot mechanics of A Very Long Engagement.

    The Princess and the Frog; Alice in Wonderland; Mimacs; Extraordinary Measures; The Last Station

  • Radcliffe shows the power bubbling under, especially in the Gilliamesque opening scenes.

    Feeling Listless - "Taking the credit for your second symphony."

  • The mood has turned most Gilliamesque as the UPS man who just came in with the cart full of packages joins the merriment.

    The Full Feed from

  • Luckily, the dispirited musketeers have had their fighting spirits revived by the kid D'Artagnan Logan Lerman, an all-American teenager - and off they go to London on their secret mission, culminating in a mighty battle between two Gilliamesque airships, mere swords no longer doing the business.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • In addition to a Terry Gilliamesque scene where a retired vaudeville star sings about the size of her bustier, a palpable sense of dread permeates

    Paste Magazine

  • (12A) film, The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, may not be one of his best, but it's certainly one of his most Gilliamesque. - Articles related to John Cleese plans Fish musical

  • The first seems to be about a positive flytipping scheme, the second features some soul searching from Modine about the psychological state he was in on completing Full Metal Jacket, and the third is a Gilliamesque animation which greets visitors to a new exhibition in Liverpool about the beautiful game that isn't netball.

    feeling listless


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