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    I'm a big fan of this, as with most of Gilliam's post Python efforts. Funny, educational, great in camera effects, and an all star cast that actually works for me.



    Ralph Richardson as The Supreme Being has the best line for me: Dead? "No exuse for laying off work."

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    Great film indeed! I especially like David Warners evil genius.



    Hasn't Gilliam wanted to make a sequel for some time?

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    When thinking of it, It's my favourite Gilliam... 2: Brazil, 3: 12 Monkeys, 4: Munchausen, 5: The Fisher King



    To me, it's also the very first where Terry Gilliam expressed himself ( and he has a lot to say ...) directing alone. I think it's totaly different from the MPs, even there are knights and Robin Hood, it's in the boy's mind .....It's also a very good film for a child to watch, for example, the "Napoleon"(Ian Holm, superb )scene, the time travelers dining with an emperor becoming more and more crazy is hilarious !!!!...and lots of are in this film





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    Yes Time Bandits is a lot of fun and sets up a lot of recuring themes in Gilliams' work. Though Brazil is still my mumber one Terry Flick.

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    George Harrison's end credit song was the icing on the cake!

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    Yes this is a fantastic film and I never tire of watching it.



    David Warner was born to play that part.




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    I like John Cleese as Robin Hood. The scene where he is introduced to the bandits. "How do you do, I'm Hood" delivered in the manner of a minor under secretary of state on a fact finding mission who his completely baffled and bemused by his surroundings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHV_Emmetts View Post
    I like John Cleese as Robin Hood. The scene where he is introduced to the bandits. "How do you do, I'm Hood" delivered in the manner of a minor under secretary of state on a fact finding mission who his completely baffled and bemused by his surroundings.
    Me too.....great scene...........

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNmy5sQYQP4

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimw1 View Post
    Me too.....great scene...........

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNmy5sQYQP4
    That just made me laugh out loud.

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    I do love this film too, and I agree the Robin Hood scenes are extremely funny...even tho it has the cliched was it/wasn't it at the end lol. Would you believe to this day I still have not seen Brazil...I must get round to watching it. Maybe the reason was it all seemed rather too surreal and more "In Your Face" than Time Bandits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardog89 View Post
    I do love this film too, and I agree the Robin Hood scenes are extremely funny...even tho it has the cliched was it/wasn't it at the end lol. Would you believe to this day I still have not seen Brazil...I must get round to watching it. Maybe the reason was it all seemed rather too surreal and more "In Your Face" than Time Bandits.
    Hello and welcome to yet another new member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedin View Post
    Hello and welcome to yet another new member!
    Thankyou !

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