So I’ve been meaning to watch Brazil for years, but until tonight I had not managed to pull it off.
I have a hard time imagining what this film would have been like in its “theatrical” form; there was far too much content to allow any lobotomized version to make any sense whatsoever. If I believe what I read on the Internet I’m not missing anything.
In any event, the texture of the film was rich; the various themes and nuances were extensive, and would require several viewings to fully unravel. It seems as though Gilliam took every dystopian influence he could find, mashed it all together, and made a film out of it. When all is said and done, I think he did a marvelous job of it. 9/10.