This evening, I turned on BBC iPlayer to find the most insane, foolish, yet surprisingly accurate satire portrayal of modern life. It’s called ‘Brazil’, and is the most valuable example of what on earth is going on in current society…
To be honest, I’m VERY surprised that it was even allowed to be broadcast at the moment – especially on the BBC.
Within the first few minutes, I was amazed by how ‘wacky’ the presentation of the story is, the amazing detail and structure to the visual design of the sets (even though everything has a palette of grey), and yet somehow it is able to perfectly represent how ‘normal’ it is today.
If you want a laugh, and then cry soon after to realise how ‘close’ our lives are to this film – check it out!
Brazil is a 1985 British science fiction fantasy/black comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam. It was written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard and stars Jonathan Pryce.
The film also features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm. John Scalzi’s Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies describes the film as a “dystopian satire”.