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.
Wim Wenders Looks Back on the Digital Future He Predicted
From search engines to all-engrossing handheld devices, the technologies that the German director conjured for his 1991 opus Until the End of the World are now common features of contemporary life.
John Bailey Breaks Down a Tour de Force of Gothic Lighting
The veteran cinematographer takes a close look at the highly stylized and atmospheric lighting in one of the most pivotal scenes in pre-Code classic The Story of Temple Drake.
All About Mankiewicz
One of the most celebrated Hollywood writer-directors of his time, Joseph L. Mankiewicz offers a window into the way he sees his characters in this illuminating clip from an archival interview.
Charisma to Burn: Béatrice Dalle’s Incandescent Debut in Betty Blue
The young French actor didn’t require much direction for her first screen role. As the film’s director and cinematographer recall, she quickly proved herself to be a born star.