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 Post subject: Jaberwocky!?!
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:13 pm 
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jaberwocky- python or not?
I know its not, but......whats your opinion? [;)]

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I don't know. I always thought that it was. I guess I'm wrong.

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The poem or the movie...? [:p]

Stylistically its the most "Python" of all of TG's movies - v. similar to Holy Grail I think.

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Well - if you get technical, it is Python, but then again, it's not, because it was based on the poem and featured a few Pythons. To me, anything that involves any Pythons is Python....if you understand what I mean....[:D]

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Great movie! Can't really call it python, i hate being technical but i am! live with it. Has a python feel though!

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To be absolutely honest, I never really thought Jabberwocky was a successful film, because its style is caught between Python and Gilliam's solo work - it seems too zany and throwaway, without ever being as funny as Python. This is understandable, because Gilliam was finding his feet as a director. And it's got some good things in it - the sense of the Middle Ages is, as ever, powerfully evoked, and it's got a great cast. And the 'downer' ending, followed by credits without music, was quite brave - but Gilliam took this further, of course, in his masterpiece, 'Brazil'.


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Lewis Carroll's poem is great though!


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It seems quite Python, because Palin, Gilliam, Jones, and Neil Innes are all in it. But because Cleese, Chapman, and Idle aren't there, it doesn't really count as a Python film. I think <i>Yellowbeard</i>- although not directed by a Python and different in the humor- is also quite Python, because the three not in <i>Jabberwocky</i> were in that one. In fact, there are a bunch of movies like that... <i>the Wind in the Willows</i>... the Adventures of Baron Munchausen and such.

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I'll take that as a definte maybe....even though I have half a potato[:D]
Shall we just say its a dam fine film by TG learning his craft of directing, that happens to have a few of his python pals in the cast[:D]

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I suppose the same question could be asked of Gilliam's Time Bandits, as that was written by Palin (with Gilliam) and stars both Palin and John Cleese. I suppose it's more clearly 'Gilliamesque' than Jabberwocky', but I think there's still a link between Gilliam's Python work and his mature films, even if he himself denies it. There are lots of images of flight and an obsession with pipes and old machinery in the cartoons, and these obsessions are both very prominent in 'Brazil' - that film can be seen as a more 'serious' vision of what it's like to be trapped in one of Gilliam's cartoons. If you've not seen it, you must - you'll be very shocked by Michael Palin's character, and it's probably his best bit of acting.


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it's a shame all the members couldn't be in this film


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