This movie was really phenomenal. Out of all the movies I have ever seen I think I believe that Sam Lowry is my favorite protagonist of all time. Never have I watched a movie where a romance was so brilliantly inter-weaved with a story of science fiction and political dystopia. Not only was the acting of Robert De Niro, Michael Palin and Jonathon Pryce spot on, but the music was the perfect accompaniment to such a dark satirical comedy. The true credits go to the writing and directing. This movie has become my generation’s 1984, and the satirical writing of Gilliam, McKeown, and Stoppard really shine through making it a unique edition to the stories of 1984, Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451, and Catch 22. Gilliam’s channeling of the direction of Fellini is also wonderful and not only makes the film interesting but also classical in a way, reverberant of the outlandish shots seen in 8 1/2.