The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: The Illustrated Novel

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: The Illustrated Novel

Terry Gilliam Charles McKeown / Feb 21, 2020

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen The Illustrated Novel Adventures written by Rudolph Erich Raspe in became an instant best seller and was hailed as a comic sensation in the satirical spirit of Gulliver s Travels and Tom Jones Terry Gilliam has now

  • Title: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: The Illustrated Novel
  • Author: Terry Gilliam Charles McKeown
  • ISBN: 9781557830395
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Adventures, written by Rudolph Erich Raspe in 1785, became an instant best seller, and was hailed as a comic sensation in the satirical spirit of Gulliver s Travels and Tom Jones Terry Gilliam has now resurrected the Baron and his comrades in entirely new adventures.

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      • Terry Gilliam Charles McKeown

        Terrence Vance Gilliam is an American born British writer, filmmaker, animator and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe He has the distinction of being the only American born Python, as the rest of the group are all native Britons.


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    1. Don't read this book. Do see the marvellous film, which I have watched so many times that I virtually know it by heart. Here are some of my favourite bits of dialogue:(Baron Munchausen meets the Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson, leader of the beseiged city)JACKSON: You appear to have a rather weak grasp of realityNCHAUSEN: Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash, and I am pleased to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever!(The Baron has persuaded the theatre company to build him a hot air ball [...]


    2. A charming novella adaptation of the screenplay (for the other way around, see Rudolph Erich Raspe's original) which rolls along just about faster than the pace of the actual movie. It takes little effort to paint in the details with memories of Gilliam's film, if you don't happen to have it on hand to watch.You do gain the benefit of insight to the characters' interior thoughts, motives and reactions (quite great in the case of Sally's observations). There are also beautiful little scenic detai [...]


    3. While the movie is a classic and is wonderful, the book did nothing for me. A book is meant to surpass movies; to stimulate parts of the imagination that visual media can't touch. This book did none of that was a very strict retelling of whatever was on the screen. It was like Gilliam and McKeown spent an afternoon with a few pints, sitting on the couch, watching the movie, and writing down everything they saw. A much simplier (and less costlier) solution would be to just watch the wonderful mov [...]



    4. Basically this book follows the movie exactly. It would probably be better to just watch the film and forgo the book. I was actually expecting just a bit more. Maybe a little something the movie left out, but no.


    5. When my grandmother randomly gifted me this book in fourth grade, I had no idea it was based on a movie. I just assumed Terry Gilliam (a name I recognized from late-night Monty Python on PBS) had written a darkly funny, theatrical novel in a style I would later recognize as magic realism. Seeing the movie years later, I was hugely impressed with it, but felt that, in some ways, it worked better on the page than on screen. There, the divisions between the various layers of story and of "reality/f [...]



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