Ep. 116 — 12 MONKEYS (1995)
We're starting a new series on the show this week: TIME TRAVEL! We'll be spending the next month(-ish) taking a look at some of our favorite time travel films, tearing them apart, analyzing them, and deciding if they're worthy additions to the Psychotronic Hall of Fame!
We're kicking the series off with a listener suggestion: Terry Gilliam's popular 1995 dystopian sci-fi flick 12 MONKEYS.
This is the movie that helped (along with PULP FICTION) to revitalize Bruce Willis' career and was part of a series of films released in 1994-95 that solidified Brad Pitt as a Hollywood A-lister. It also ended up being the most successful film of Gilliam's career. Pretty impressive considering how unapologetically weird and un-Hollywood the film is.
We'll dive into just how this film ended up getting made, its origins as a remake (of sorts) to a French art film from the 1960s, and how Gilliam, Willis and Pitt all came to be involved with it.
We're also nominating this one for the Psychotronic Hall of Fame, so we need your votes to let us know if it should go in!
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