| Brazil (film) |
|Publication date||22 February 1985|
|Author(s)|| • Terry Gilliam|
• Tom Stoppard
• Charles McKeown
|Subjects||false flag attacks, “terrorism”, totalitarianism|
Brazil is a film released in 1985 that depicts a dystopian future in which acts of "terrorism" are routinely carried out.
The film studio, Universal, re-cut the film to give it a happy ending, in which Sam gets the girl instead of descending into insanity. In order to get the original film released, Gilliam took out a full-page ad in Variety, directed at the head of Universal, Sid Sheinberg. Gilliam corralled Los Angeles film critics to watch his version of the film in clandestine screenings, in breech of an embargo of showing the film. The movie won three L.A. Critics awards, and Universal decided to release the film.
Comments from Terry Gilliam