BRAZIL "Information Retrieval" Jack's mask pre and post rescue

"Don't fight it, son. Confess quickly. If you hold out too long, you could jeopardize your credit rating."

Anything that served as nightmare material for fantasy genius director Terry Gilliam, master of the imagery portraying physchological unrest is absolutely worthy of attention.

The art of interrogation: Getting results and creating nightmares.

Earlier paint schemes for the IR mask, including a post rescue version.

Anyone who holds the creative imagery from Brazil dear to them knows this mask. Whoever dreamed this prop up was right on the money, and created a hauntingly creepy juxtaposition of a baby face to conceal the identity of a bureaucratic torturer, who performed labotomies for the Department of Information Retrieval.

The 'pre' rescue mask (below)


The 'post' rescue mask with bullet hole and bloodied (below)

Alright, we probably went too far with this detail, but it didn't look right without the messy interior.

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