This age-old technique of tilting the camera to one side has long been shorthand for madness or terror. It’s utilised in everything from The Third Man to Adam West’s Batman, and was perhaps most notoriously (mis)used in the John Travolta mega-flop, Battlefield Earth. Yet Gilliam is one of the technique’s greatest proponents. Particularly in his sci-fi outings, there are so many wonky cameras that you could be forgiven for thinking someone needs to buy Terry a new tripod. Since 1997, though, he’s found someone who shares his predilection for imbalance: cinematographer Nicola Pecorini (see “P”). They first collaborated on Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, and are proudly continuing their Dutch look in The Zero Theorem, echoing the disorientated, possibly damaged mental state of Christoph Waltz’s Qohen Leth.