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The Pythons

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Over thirty years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American, re-wrote the rules of comedy. Monty Python's Flying Circus, an unheralded, previously unseen and practically unprogrammed half hour of sketches, hilarities, inanities and animations first appeared on the BBC late one night in 1969. Its impact on the world has been felt ever since.

From its humble beginnings as late night entertainment on a British TV channel that went off the air before midnight, it blossomed into arguably the most influential movement in modern comedy. They found the Holy Grail, they detailed the life of the Savior-also-ran Brian, and when we were lost, they explained The Meaning of Life.

Now, those purveyors of dead parrots and silly walks are going to tell us something more: Their story. In their own, intimate, never before heard words.

The Pythons by The Pythons is the definitive word on all things Pythonesque (the only word invented by a modern comedian which is listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.) 30 years of insight, hindsight, and bad sight - now told for the first time. Stuff they're never remembered before alongside stories they'd forgotten to say, coupled with things they couldn't say then and even more things they can't pronounce now (with a healthy dollop of things they would never have said in the first place if any others had been in the room at the time.)

The Pythons by The Pythons is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated with 1000 photographs and illustrations, many culled from the teams' own personal collections, many seen here for the first time. A tome, a tombstone, the definitive word on all things Python, as told by all things Python - do you want Spam with that?

Synopsis:

Over 30 years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American, rewrote the rules of comedy on "Monty Python's Flying Circus." This book is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated with 1000 photographs and illustrations.

About the Author

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, were all lifelong (so far) members of Monty Python.

Bob McCabe is a writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312339111
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Subject:
General
Author:
Idle, Eric
Author:
Chapman, Graham
Author:
Jones, Terry
Author:
Gilliam, Terry
Author:
McCabe, Bob
Author:
Cleese, John
Author:
Palin, Michael
Subject:
Television - General
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Estadounidense
Publication Date:
20041101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 1000 color and bandw photos thr
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
12.60x10.20x1.33 in. 5.75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Over 30 years ago, a group of five Englishmen and one wayward American, rewrote the rules of comedy on "Monty Python's Flying Circus." This book is a unique look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, lavishly illustrated with 1000 photographs and illustrations.
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