R | | Drama, Sci-Fi
A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
6 April 2003 | Infofreak
An extraordinary movie, original, funny and frightening. Terry Gilliam's masterpiece.
I really can't tell you how much my first viewing of this movie knocked me out. Nearly twenty years ago, before Terry ...
During the opening scene where you see the paperwork floor with all of the runners dropping and picking up receipts. There is actually only one row of typing stations they just pass forward and backward along the same set of stations.
Central Services: We do the work, you do the pleasure.
TV commercial pitchman: Hi, there. I want to talk to you about ducts.
When Kurtzman is trying to find information about Buttle/Tuttle on his computer, he removes his glasses and sets them on his desk. He then punches a key to spy on his workers. A shot of the employees shows they are watching movies rather than tending to their work. The next shot shows Kurtzman with his glasses back on his face as he angrily takes them off again.
The closing shot of Lowry incarcerated humming to himself provides the backdrop for the end credits.
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