The Films of Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam has been making movies for over forty years.
In The Cinema of Terry Gilliam: It’s a Mad World co-writers Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula and Karen Randell offer an in-depth critical analysis of a selection of films from his
directorial filmography, ranging from his early work with Monty Python
to The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnussus.
On March 18, Birkenstein, Froula and Randell will discuss their
analysis of the works of Terry Gilliam as well as
what is required when working in collaboration.
Please join us for what is sure to be a rousing and
When I have the map, I will be free, and the world will
be different, because I have understanding.
Robert: Uh, understanding of what, Master?
Evil: Digital watches. And soon I shall have
understanding of video cassette recorders and car
telephones. And when I have understanding of them, I
shall have understanding of computers. And when I have
understanding of computers, I shall be the Supreme
– Excerpt from Time Bandits
About the authors
Jeff Birkenstein is associate professor of
English at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. He is
co-editor of Reframing 9/11: Film, Pop Culture, and
the “War on Terror” (2010) with Anna Froula and Karen
Randell. His research interests lie in the short story,
the short story sequence, post-9/11 culture, and “Significant
Food” in fiction and culture.
Anna Froula is assistant professor of Film
Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and
associate editor of Cinema Journal. She has published on war
trauma and gender in publications including in Changing
English, Cinema Journal, and The Journal of
War and Culture Studies, and Iraq War Cultures
(Peter Lang, 2011).
Karen Randell is professor of Media Arts at
University of Bedfordshire, UK. She is co-editor of five books
including The War Body on Screen (2008) and
Screening the Dark Side of Love: From Euro-Horror to American
Cinema (2012). She is published in Screen and