17 August 2014

The Fisher King, 1991 - ★★★★

I'd been wanting to watch The Fisher King again for some time and now in the shadow of Williams untimely death it seemed like the right moment. Gilliam's continued quest for the Holy Grail may be his least Gilliamesque film but it may also be one of his most moving. It's hard to imagine anyone else more suitable than Williams playing the part with such sadness, energy and humour. Perhaps emphasized by the real life news it was also a surprise to see the film is mostly about depression, something I certainly didn't remember from my first viewing many years ago.

August 17, 2014 at 06:26PM

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