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The Pythons' Autobiography by The Pythons

The Pythons' Autobiography by The Pythons

by Michael PalinEric Idle John Cleese and others
Hardback
Publication Date: 29/07/2014
  $45.00
This is the definitive, the official, the most lavish, the completely-different-to-anything-done-before Pythons' autobiography, reissued to coincide with the eagerly anticipated live shows at the O2 in 2014. Over 40 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 insight into arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated throughout, with photographs culled from the team's own personal collections. This is the definitive word, in their own words, on all things Pythonesque.
ISBN:
9781409153528
9781409153528
Category:
Television
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
29-07-2014
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
360
Dimensions (mm):
249x198x28mm
Weight:
1.31kg
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.

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.

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.

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.

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