The success of Holy Grail is due to the fact that we didn’t have the money to make a mediocre epic…

When we set out to do the Holy Grail, we set out to do an epic. We wanted to have scale. We wanted to have horses. Of course, we didn’t get horses. We got coconuts. In a strange way, I think the success of Holy Grail is due to the fact that we didn’t have the money to make a mediocre epic. Given the time and money, we would have been mediocre, but because we didn’t have the time or the money, we had to be inventive, and we had to come up with silly ideas which, in the end, proved to be much more interesting.

Terry Gilliam from Robert J. Emery’s 1997 documentary short, Directors: Terry Gilliam

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s