Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits is as visually distinctive as it is hilarious and irreverent. This is thanks in great part to the brilliant work of costume designer James Acheson and production designer Milly Burns, who got to create realms both recognizably historical and completely fantastical for this time-travel story. In this excerpt from a new documentary on our release of the film, narrated by writer David Morgan, Acheson and Burns talk about designing for Time Bandits and show off some of their original sketches.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.