CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Brazil (1985)

Brazil

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the folks at Alcohollywood! For the holiday season, we’re tackling yet another unconventional Christmas film – the 1985 dystopian cult classic Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam! In this 1984-on-crack world of ┬ásteampunk Britain, mild-mannered accountant Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce) tries to track down the girl of his dreams while stymied by stunted bureaucracy, terrorist attacks and intrusive family and friends.

The result is a wonderfully realized, dreamlike and endlessly entertaining flick that is evocative of the best science fiction and Expressionist films in film history. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect cocktail and rules to accompany you on this adventure – just be sure to bring the right paperwork!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Tuttle’s Duct Sludge

Brazil cocktail2 parts Cachaca rum

1 part eggnog

spoonful, cranberry jelly

pinch, cloves

dash, nutmeg

Combine and shake vigorously. Top with nutmeg. Fill out the necessary forms, then drink.

 

 

DRINKING RULES FOR BRAZIL:

  1. Anytime we hear ‘Tuttle’ or ‘Buttle’
  2. Whenever you see paper
  3. Whenever you hear the song “Brazil”

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Jill Layton (Kim Griest) says, “Care for a little necrophilia?”

Join us on the other side of the new year, as we break in 2013 with The 13th Warrior, where Antonio Banderas navigates a strange sci-fantasy Beowulf(?) with Omar Sharif and a bunch of other guys. Check that out next week, and have a happy holidays!

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