Two Songs From Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

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Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus first created buzz as Heath Ledger’s final (and unfinished) film. Then there was talk of his multiple A-list replacements: Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell.

Check out the freshly-debuted official poster.

Now, Vulture has exclusive audio of two songs from the movie, which opens in limited release on Christmas Day. See what we think of the tracks (which recall Gilliam’s Monty Python days!) and take a look back at some classic song and dance routines after the jump.

The first song is “We Love Violence.” It’s a hyperbolic take on police brutality and includes such lyrical gems as, “If you choose to join us / the choice is clearly yours / we swear that you’ll be legal when we batter down the doors.” It ends with a fart. The second, “We Are the Children of the World,” lampoons the celebrity as charity giver. A sampling: “We are the children of the world / and we have suffered for your sins / but if you open up your hearts /a beautiful day begins.”

We’ll have to wait and see if Gilliam’s latest moves will match the audio, but just listening to these new tracks and watching the old Python clips below has us stoked. Are you excited?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail- “Camelot Song”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail– “The Tale of Sir Robin”

Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life– “Galaxy Song”

Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life– “The Penis Song”

Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life- “The Meaning of Life”