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Paul Risker continues his Terry Gilliam retrospective...

Jabberwocky sits as an important entry in Gilliam’s canon, representing the realisation of his directorial aspirations. It afforded him a solo directing credit, as well as the opportunity to pursue what he considered to be the aesthetic vision of a professional director he found difficult to pursue previously.

From the animator who dreamt of directing, to the co-director who aspired to achieve a solo directorial credit, Jabberwocky was a comedy whose narrative compromised of sketches, and starred three Pythons: Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. If that was not detrimental enough the more than noticeable Pythonesque humour would cost Gilliam the earlier opportunity to break free from his identity as the sixth Python, to finally assert: I am Terry Gilliam.

Though perhaps I have interpreted this wrong, and perhaps I am not alone. Jabberwocky should be defined not as an exit »

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