Good filmmakers don’t grow up they just act as if they did

Thursday, 9 February, 2012

Anglo American film director Terry Gilliam, of “Brazil” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” fame, believes growing up can be detrimental to a filmmaker’s career.

As a child, I always drew funny creatures, funny characters. But I think the trick is not to grow up, not to learn to be an adult. And if you can maintain the kind of imagination you all had when you were babies, you would all be wonderful filmmakers. But the world tries to make you grow up, to stop imagining, stop fantasizing, stop playing in your mind. And I’ve worked hard to not let the world educate me.

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