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Terry Gilliam Feels Every Cut as a Castration

Months after Terry Gilliam's Brazil was already a success abroad, he and the studio were still fighting over how to cut it for America. When the studio head at the time, Sid Sheinberg, wanted to turn the very dark comedy into a light-hearted [...]

By Jesse David Fox

The Backlash Against Brazil’s Anti-Humor Law

Welcome to beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Home to the world-famous Carnvial, Christ-the-Redeemer, Stan Getz’s Ipanema, caiprihinas, samba! And also home to a lot of Brazilian comedians, many of who took to the streets last August to protest [...]

By Laura Turner Garrison