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THE FISHER KING:  BOOK OF THE FILM

If there's one treasure you should own (besides the film itself) it's this book.  It includes the entire original screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, with deleted and alternate scenes.  There's interviews with the cast, an introduction by director Terry Gilliam, and over two hundred photographs!  The best companion piece to the dvd.  This is NOT a novelisation (see below). 

 

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THE FISHER KING:  NOVELISATION

I don't own this book.  Because it's a novelisation, it isn't high on my list.  If someone has read this reverse-adaptation by Leonore Fleischer, please send me a review, and I'll happily include it on the site, giving you credit, of course.

 

 

DARK KNIGHTS & HOLY FOOLS:  

THE ART AND FILMS OF TERRY GILLIAM

Put together by Bob McCabe, this is a great book that provides a nice, and often detailed, overview of Terry Gilliam's career as both an animator for Monty Python and in cinema (up to Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas).  Littered with images, many unavailable anywhere else, I can definitely recommend making this purchase.

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GILLIAM ON GILLIAM

This book reads as one long interview, spanning Gilliam's entire life and film career (up until the late 1990s).  Very thorough, very readable, and very enlightening.

 

 

 

POCKET ESSENTIALS:  TERRY GILLIAM

One of the many books written about Terry Gilliam.  This provides a quick retrospective of Terry Gilliam's films.

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Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film

THE USE OF ARTHURIAN LEGEND IN HOLLYWOOD FILM:  FROM CONNECTICUT YANKEES TO FISHER KINGS

The hefty price tag has kept me away from this serious look at Arthurian themes found in films.  Judging from the title, I assume there must be a section written on The Fisher King.

 

 

For more Gilliam-related books, please visit this page found on the Dreams website, or this page found on the PythOnline's Daily Llama website.

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