BSP Episode 256: 12 Monkeys
Release date: 12/29/1995
- Terry Gilliam
- Charles Roven
- David Peoples
- Janet Peoples
Based on Le jetee by Chris Marker
- James Cole
- Kathryn Railly
- Jeffrey Goines
The hosts review:
- Pimpin’ Back Seat Book Club!
- Hugh Jackman is the Wolverine of singing.
- Les Miserables singing reviews.
- Loving and hating ABBA.
- Great example of time-travel sci-fi.
- You can’t change time.
- Bob… another time traveler or Cole’s psychosis?
- “I wouldn’t mind seeing a Brad Pitt Joker”
- Brad Pitt’s rants made Fight Club unnecessary.
- Breakdown of Terry Gilliam’s successes.
- The music is insane and off, it works really well.
- “All I see are dead people.”
- Glad that it didn’t have a Hollywood ending.
- Time is fixed. Time loops are fixed. Time travelers are fixed.
- This sci-fi was a mind game, as opposed to special effects.
- Setting the movie in the year that it came out was a great move, but a few things didn’t age well.
- Any time you have a character in science fiction named Cassandra, PAY ATTENTION.
- Cole, as the time traveler, didn’t do actually change time himself.
- It wouldn’t have worked if it was faster paced, and it wouldn’t be a Terry Gilliam movie.
- On to Batman.
- Tony reads another of Goines’ rants.
Trivial bits ‘n pieces:
- Terri Gilliam gave Bruce Willis a list of “Willis acting clichés” NOT to use, including Steely Blue Eyes Look.
- Most of the actors took a pay cut because they wanted to work with Gilliam.
- In a scene where Cole is drawing his own blood, there is a shadow of a hamster in a wheel. This took a whole day to film because the hamster wouldn’t move, and Gilliam is a perfectionist and insisted that this detail should work as intended. For the rest of the production, Gilliam’s perfectionism was nick-named “The Hamster Factor.”
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This episode was recorded: 1/17/2013