Here we are, still in “That Sure Was 1981” (because Mike was a spoilsport and said we shouldn’t do 1781 just because “movies hadn’t been invented yet” or some nonsense). This week’s entry comes from the . . . unique mind of Terry Gilliam, a movie that would set the tone for . . . most of his other movies: “Time Bandits.” It’s a story of a young boy and six dwarfs (not seven, because Disney owns every combination of the words “dwarfs” and “seven”) with a magical map that lets them travel through time, meeting famous historical figures and fantastical beasts and, well, robbing them blind. And there are ogres, giants, firing squads, people getting their arms ripped off, and a dog exploding. You know, for the kids! Who was this movie for? Well, obviously it was for us . . . to talk about . . . forty years later. Terry Gilliam, you prescient mad genius, you! So come, listen in, and find out what the heck Sean Connery and Sir Flippin’ Ralph Richardson are doing in this movie! And whether we should turn peas into beans! Jolly good!
Poll question (yes, it’s the same as last time for Stuff and Reasons): What movie cameo by a movie star or other famous figure caught you most by surprise or was the most fun?
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