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Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete And Annotated...All The Bits

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete And Annotated...All The Bits

Complete and Annotated...All the Bits

by Graham ChapmanJohn Cleese Terry Gilliam and others
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/11/2012
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Every script and every episode of the of the innovative, hilarious and absurd Monty Python's Flying Circus Here are the complete scripts for every one of the 45 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus and some of the most entertaining writing to have gone into television anywhere; every silly set-up, every clever conceit, every snide insult and saucy aside from these now classic skits, including The Ministry of Silly Walks, the Dead Parrot, Banter in a Cheese Shop, Spam, the Funniest Joke in the World, the Spanish Inquisition, Argument Clinic, the Fish-Slapping Dance and The Lumberjack Song. This celebration of Flying Circus covers the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical references touched upon by this landmark series and virtually every allusion and reference that appeared in an episode is identified and explained. Sidebars and commentary include profiles of the principles and interviews with cast and crew. Each episode is highlighted with fascinating facts about technical concerns and shooting locations; insider stories from the set including arguments, accidents, practical jokes, goofs, gaffes and much more, including hundreds of photo-stills from the shows and Terry Gilliam's artwork.
ISBN:
9781579129132
9781579129132
Category:
Television scripts & screenplays
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
880
Dimensions (mm):
245x218x71mm
Weight:
3.03kg
John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films- And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

In the mid-1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films, and the last three Shrek films.

Eric Idle

Eric Idle was one of the six original members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He has appeared in many films. In addition to editing the Monty Python books, he has also written novels, including The Road to Mars; a play, Pass the Butler; and a children’s novel, The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat. He lives in Los Angeles.

Terry Jones

The editor Founder and Creative Director of i-D magazine, Terry Jones started his fashion career in the 1970s as art director of Vanity Fair and Vogue UK. Since 1977 his Instant Design studio has produced catalogues, campaigns, exhibitions, and books, including TASCHEN’s Smile i-D, Fashion Now 1, Fashion Now 2, and Soul i-D.

Michael Palin

Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from Monty Python and Ripping Yarns to The Missionary and American Friends.

He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries, his journeys taking him to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (Hemingway’s Chair and The Truth) and several volumes of diaries.

From 2009 to 2012 he was president of the Royal Geographical Society, and in 2013 he was made a BAFTA fellow. He lives in London.

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