If you know me well, you'll know that one of my favourite films of all time is the movie Brazil, Terry Gilliam's incredible essay on a dystopian, bureaucratic future which from time to time makes one entirely give up hope. I remember vividly an incredible evening at the Art Workers Guild, a few years ago now, when the Master, Assheton Gorton, had asked his friend Terry to give a talk to the Guild. The room was packed; the evening was electric. We were in the presence of a wonderful, happy, zany genius. And I think Brazil is his finest film.
This is the interior of the opening scene... a magnificent, huge, strange office, filled with men in suits busily doing absolutely nothing at all.
You can find the video here... worth a two minute detour.
You see what I mean? Brilliant. And hasn't that tune given a kick to your Monday morning? Continue reading