Months after Terry Gilliam's Brazil was already a success abroad, he and the studio were still fighting over how to cut it for America. When the studio head at the time, Sid Sheinberg, wanted to turn the very dark comedy into a light-hearted romp, Gilliam came at him hard. Well, as hard as a letter can be. He wrote:
I am not sure you are aware of just how much pain you are inflicting, but I don't believe "responsibility to the company" in any way absolves you from crimes against even this small branch of humanity. As long as my name is on the film, what is done [...]
"Even though he's hooking me up, I still see it's kind of a cocksucker move on Jesus's part." – Tim Tebow received an open letter from another talented athlete, none other than Kenny Powers. And it's good advice for all of us: don't let 'em shit in your Wheaties.
Many have tried and failed to sort out the matter of too-long or -short dressing gowns. Great minds have disintegrated in the slippery confusion of this issue, grown men driven mad by the impossibility of covering everyone's knees without making them trip over excess fabric! Only an absolute genius could come up with the sole viable solution (it involves dwarves). Luckily, there was a genius comedian around in 1971 named Spike Milligan, and his correspondance on the issue has been uncovered here.