Gilliamesque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Gilliam +‎ -esque

Adjective[edit]

Gilliamesque (comparative more Gilliamesque, superlative most Gilliamesque)

  1. Reminiscent of the works of Terry Gilliam (born 1940), American-born British animator and film director, characterised by surreal imaginative fantasy.
    • 1991, Richard LaGravenese, The Fisher king: the book of the film
      Terry agreed because he felt it was a little far out and, as I was reminded, Terry wanted to stay clear of things that seemed too Gilliamesque.
    • 1999, I. Q. Hunter, British science fiction cinema
      Brazil is quintessentially Gilliamesque, in blurring the distinction between real and dream-states, sane and mad, inside and outside...