Terry Gilliam is the master of everything visual.
I am looking to The Brothers Grimm
(2005) for some help with the period surrounding The Chasseurs
. Given that what I'm doing is much simpler and more of an animated piece, I suppose I won't get much. I do think that, in the beginning, when the Brothers Grimm are riding on horseback into the town of Karlstadt, that the wreckage and devastation of the Napoleonic Wars
are very much a theme that I will try to adopt.
I thought the overturned cannon
in the river was a bit much; unless the cannon was spiked, there would be someone trying to raise it up out of the water. A cannon contains too much metal and too much value to abandon. Splintered, broken wheels and caissons, sure. I can see that. And dead horses everywhere, too. Although, granted, I'm not going to show dead horses all over the place.
This is a very complex, very visually arresting film. It'll probably take a few viewings before I have any kind of a framework of reference.