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Title:
Jabberwocky
Author:
Palin, Michael, actor.
Uniform Title:
Jabberwocky (Motion picture)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1977.

Includes widescreen and full screen versions.

Based on the Lewis Carroll poem.

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Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG.
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ISBN:
9780767827867
UPC:
043396922495
Format :
DVD

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An innocent country farmer experiences a number of improbable misadventures that culminate in a battle against the titular beast in this broadly comic fantasy. The first solo outing of director Terry Gilliam, who served as animator and co-director on Monty Python and the Holy Grail, returns to the medieval setting that had previously served him so well, and brings along fellow Pythonite Michael Palin for the ride as reluctant hero Dennis Cooper. Cooper's journey to defeat the fearsome Jabberwock is filled with a similar combination of traditional fairy-tale narrative and irreverent humor, which at times aims to be even raunchier than classic Python fare. But while the film is too awkward and repetitive to succeed, it does boast impressively grungy medieval sets and costumes, and flashes of the visual brilliance that would characterize Gilliam's more mature works. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi


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