Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ten Things About The Fisher King

1. Terry Gilliam is a genius.

2. The story line of redemption is both captivating and uplifting.

3. Incorporate any aspect of the Arthurian Legend and you have me.

4. Absolutely brilliant casting! Robin Williams (nominated for the best actor Academy Award), Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruhl (won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress), Amanda Plummer all turn in terrific performances.

5. It has a castle!

6. The waltz scene in Grand Central Station.

7. Parry (Robin Williams) is so right on with the subject of bowel movements.

8. It is quite clear that Parry wishes to laminate Lydia's (Amanda Plummer) Video Spot! membership card.

9. Jack (Jeff Bridges) altering Parry's hand-me-down suit with a stapler is funny and adorable.

10. Watch for the inimitable Tom Waits in an uncredited cameo as the wheelchair bound homeless man in the Grand Central Station scene.

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