Terry Gilliam’s animation style in the 1960s has a wonderfully homemade feel, as visually sophisticated as it as, and as perfect as the comedic timing is.
To round out my recent film history kick, we have perhaps the greatest documentary ever made on the history of British B-movies: The Cricklewood Greats, directed and hosted by Peter Capaldi, and written by Capaldi and Tony Roche of The Thick of It, Veep, and Holy Flying Circus. A masterpiece. A veritable masterpiece, sending up both British classic film and television documentary at the same time. No, I’ll go further: a veritable masterpiece whose truthiness is capped off with a frothy Terry Gilliam confection, made up of documentary footage, all-too-painfully-true satire, digs at Thatcher, and the
best worst only joke made at the expense of continuity girls in the history of comedy.