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Terry Gilliam has long been a challenging filmmaker. His works.always daringly different and often deeply strange.can be a hard sell to more mainstream audiences. But after his offbeat time-travel adventure Time Bandits earned a warm reception from critics and more than $42 million at the U.S. box office, Universal Pictures opted to distribute his ambitious follow-up Brazil. Still, studio execs Sid Sheinberg and Frank Price had no idea what to expect of the film, as Gilliam himself recalls in the clip below: Gilliam's Brazil famously centers on a daydreaming bureaucrat in a bustling Orwellian future who becomes mistaken for an enemy of the state. It starred Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Michael Palin and Kim Greist. But featuring a trippy narrative that contains a renegade air conditioning repairman, drastic face-stretching plastic surgery, a daffy dream girl and a knight in shining armor decked out with giant »

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