The movie is fantastic anyway, but in the wake of Robin Williams’ tragic death, there’s no better time to dig back into The Fisher King — so why not let Terry Gilliam guide your journey?
Gilliam’s long-out-of-print commentary for The Fisher King, which was included on the Criterion Laserdisc release in 1991 (remember those?), has resurfaced in full thanks to the magic of the Internet. It’s a fascinating listen, and having Gilliam explain the ambitious tale brings a whole new dimension to the performance.
It seems like every generation seems to have a favorite Robin Williams film, and The Fisher King tops the list for a ton of Generation X. It’s heartbreaking, awesome and fantastically weird — and there’s no denying Gilliam pulled out one of Williams’ best performances in history to make it so memorable.
Clear a few hours from your calendar, kick back and enjoy this long-lost treasure:
(Via The Playlist)