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Storytime (1968)

A bizarre comedy short by Terry Gilliam telling various absurdly comic stories.

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This feature was part of a support feature package that was shown with the initial screening in the UK of The Life Of Brian in 1980. Also featured was John Cleese's spoof travelogue, Away From It All. See more »

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Narrator: Don loved being the cockroach.
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Terry, you've done it again.
15 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

One of Terry Gilliam's early works is an assortment of wacky plots. "Storytime" goes from story to story, using the types of drawings that were later commonplace on "Monty Python's Flying Circus". As expected, he also takes the time to poke fun at the class differences (the supercilious hands speak scornfully of the feet). Gilliam's bizarre cartoons show a lot of the tricks that he would later use in his feature films, of which I've liked every one that I've seen. There can be no denying that Gilliam is one of the finest filmmakers out there; his recent movie "The Zero Theorem" is one of the most philosophical movies that I've ever seen.

Anyway, watch this one if you can find it.


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