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Terry Gilliam

Animator and film director Terry Gilliam joins Kirsty Young to choose his Desert Island Discs.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the animator and director Terry Gilliam.
He first planted his foot-print on our cultural landscape more than thirty years ago - back then, it was a huge, animated foot which squashed everything beneath it and became one of the defining images of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
In the years since, his film credits have included Brazil, Twelve Monkeys and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Now aged 70, he's directing his first opera. He says: "I've always liked the extremes, the edges. I like to know where the cliff is, but you only find out by stepping off."
Record: Ein Heldenleben
Book: Dictionary
Luxury: A mirror
Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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45 minutes

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Fri 15 Apr 2011 09:00

Music Played

  • Elvis Presley

    Heartbreak Hotel

    • Blue Suede Shoes: the Ultimate Rock’n’ Collection.
    • RCA.
  • Cliff Edwards

    When You Wish Upon a Star

    • Pinocchio.
    • RCA.
  • Tom Waits


    • Alice.
    • Anti.
  • Parno Graszt

    Odi Phenel Cino Savo / Azt Mondja A Kisfiam

    • The Rough Guide to Hungarian Gypsies.
    • World Music Network.
  • The Beatles


    • Revolver.
    • Parlophone.
  • Van Dyke Parks

    Opportunity for Two

    • Jump!.
    • Warner.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Richard Strauss

      Ein Heldenleben – final movement

      • R Strauss: Ein Heldenleben.
      • Decca.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Isle of the Dead

    • Rachmaninov: Symphony No.1; Isle of the Dead.
    • EMI.
  • Book Choice

    • Dictionary

  • Luxury Choice

    • A mirror


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Terry Gilliam


  • Sun 10 Apr 2011 11:15
  • Fri 15 Apr 2011 09:00

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