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Watch: A Young Terry Gilliam Explains How To Make Cut-Out Animations In 1974

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist December 21, 2012 at 9:38AM

Are you a “Monty Python” fan? Have you already poured through all the special features on Criterion’s reissue of “Brazil”? Do you need another Terry Gilliam fix? Then we have great way to start your holiday weekend.
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Terry Gilliam

Are you a “Monty Python” fan? Have you already poured through all the special features on Criterion’s reissue of “Brazil”? Do you need another Terry Gilliam fix? Then we have great way to start your holiday weekend.

Way back in 1974, when he was only known for handling the animated sequences in “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” Gilliam appeared on the “Do-It-Yourself Animation Show” with a tutorial on his animation process. It’s a pretty fascinating watch not only for the chance to see a very young Gilliam (look at that hair!) but also to witness an artform that’s rarely seen in this age of CG-animation.

If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare, watch the video below. Then, maybe afterward pop in “Monty Python’s Life of Brian.” Or just watch “Brazil” again. [Mental Floss]

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