Over forty years ago, a group of five Englishmen - and one wayward American - rewrote the rules of comedy. MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS, an unheralded, previously unseen half-hour show of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations, first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact has been felt on the world ever since. From its humble beginnings, it blossomed into the most influential movement in modern comedy. THE PYTHONS' AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY THE PYTHONS is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, with 64 pages of photographs, many culled from the team's own personal collections, many more seen for the first time. This is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque.
'As this unique glimpse into the minds of Palin, Cleese, Idle, Gilliam, Jones and Chapman demonstrates, Monty Python's peculiar brand of animation and philosophy remains a one-off comic phenomenon that changed the course of comedy... Irreverent and hilarious... This energetic insight into their collaboration is a peculiarly Pythonesque testimony to the most influential British satire of all time.'
'There is ... some wonderful material in here. If you're the kind of person who entertains friends with word-perfect renditions of Python sketches, you'll love this book.'
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
'This hefty tome includes individual biographies of the Pythons, making the tale of their rise and fall more surreal and interesting.'
Publication date: 15/09/2005
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||15th September 2005|
|Author:||Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
|Categories:||TV tie-in humour, Television,|
Bob McCabe broadcasts on film for Radio 1 and is associate editor of ?Film Guide?. He contributes to Empire, and Q magazines and has also contributed to Premier, Film Review, Evening Standard, Daily Mirror, The Express and was film editor of Vox. He is the author of the BFI book on The Exorcist. Eric Idle is the third tallest member of Monty Python. In addition to the Python scripts, he is the author of the novels The Road to Mars and Hello Sailor, the play Pass the Butler; and the children's book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the ...More About Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam