Brazil Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jonathan Pryce, Michael Palin, Robert De Niro

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Sam, a low-level functionary, does not care for his career in the bureaucratic and totalitarian society he is living in, or for the war waged by a terrorist group and the ruthless police force. He spends his nights (and big part of dull days) dreaming and seems quite happy about this lifestyle, until one day he meets a woman who appears in his dreams. From this moment, he will do whatever necessary to find this woman.
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Brazil is directed by Terry Gillian. The film, although loosely based On George Orwell's 1984 retains Month y Python's visual appearance and gags, while telling a hardcore sci-fi story.

The review of this Movie prepared by Vladimir Kokorev

In Terry Gilliam's marvelous portrait of a not-too-distant dystopia, things are breaking down while the government tries to keep an Orwellian grip on information. Pryce is an unremarkable government functionary who discovers a bureaucratic error and in trying to correct it becomes an enemy of the state. He fantasizes about flying away from technology and control to the woman of his dreams. Eventually he meets her, but under less-than-ideal circumstances as the full weight of the government (especially his smooth-sinister former friend played by Michael Palin) comes down on him. Lots of lovely details in this funny-unsettling movie, from Pryce's plastic surgery-loving mum to De Niro's refreshing cameo as a Spiderman-like terrorist. Ian Holm and Bob Hoskins also have disquieting cameos. Writer-director Terry Gilliam, a Monty Python vet, was after more serious game with this film, and he had an epic battle with Universal Studios chair Sidney Sheinberg to keep a stupid happy ending from being tacked onto his bleak creation.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Brazil

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 70% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Repressive Society    -   Yes Repression:    -   locks you away    -   strict rationing of freedom/goods Parody movie?    -   Yes Who's being repressed/enslaved?    -   humans are slaves

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   English/British


Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   funny Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vauge references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs    -   exotic big cities Is this movie based on a    -   book

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