12 Monkeys 1995 M
7.45PM Wed 28 Aug 2019 (2hrs 9mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
‘A flamboyant post-apocalyptic fantasia “inspired by” Marker’s famed 1962 short La Jetée, Twelve Monkeys casts Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, and Madeleine Stowe in the trippy dystopian tale of a convict from 2035 who is sent back in time to learn more about a mysterious virus, perhaps unleashed by the terrorist Army of the Twelve Monkeys, that killed most of humanity in 1996. Only trouble is, upon arriving in 1990s Philadelphia, the convict (Willis) is immediately incarcerated as a madman and imprisoned alongside a particularly loony Brad Pitt.
The script is by Janet and David Peoples; the latter also penned Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Unforgiven and co-wrote Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Peppered with allusions to Vertigo (the eerie Muir Woods scene is re-enacted wholesale), this post-apocalyptic head-trip is Gilliam at his most cracked and brilliant.’ Roxie Cinema
35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 129 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM / PRODUCER: CHARLES ROVEN / SCRIPT: JANET PEOPLES, DAVID PEOPLES / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ROGER PRATT / EDITOR: MICK AUDSLEY / ART DIRECTOR: WILLIAM LADD SKINNER / MUSIC: PAUL BUCKMASTER / COSTUME DESIGNER: JULIE WEISS / CAST: BRUCE WILLIS, MADELEINE STOWE, BRAD PITT / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE OF AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL