Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Monty Python Speaks - The Complete Oral History of Monty Python as Told by the Founding Members and a Few of Their Many Friends and Collaborators - cover

Monty Python Speaks - The Complete Oral History of Monty Python as Told by the Founding Members and a Few of Their Many Friends and Collaborators

David Morgan

Publisher: Dey Street Books

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

With a new Foreword  
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its BBC debut, a revised and updated edition of the complete oral history of Monty Python—an insightful, in-depth portrait of the brilliant and hysterically funny show that transformed modern comedy. 
 
Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Monty Python’s Flying Circus introduced something completely different: a new brand of surrealistic, stream-of-consciousness comedy that pushed the traditional boundaries of format, style, and content. Blending brilliant satire with slapstick silliness, The Pythons—Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin—spoke to a generation eager to break free of the conventional. Making their way across the Atlantic and the world, the Pythons’ zany approach to comedy would have a monumental influence on modern popular culture, paving the way for farcical entertainment from Saturday Night Live to The Simpsons to Austin Powers. 
In Monty Python Speaks, David Morgan has collected interviews with Monty Python’s founding members, actors, producers, and other collaborators to produce a no-holds-barred look at the Pythons’ legendary sketches and films, including Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot), and The Meaning of Life. Featuring four new chapters that focus on the group’s oeuvre since the first edition’s publication twenty years ago, as well as a new foreword and updated resources, Monty Python Speaks offers a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the Pythons’ creative process—including the friendships and feuds—that catapulted a comedy revolution.

Other books that might interest you

  • Anne of Green Gables - cover

    Anne of Green Gables

    C W Cooke

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    Lucy Maud Montgomery's hit book series translated into comic book form! Halfway through the tale, continue the look inside the heart of the girl from Green Gables.
    Show book
  • The Art of ZenDoodle: How to ZenDoodle Your Way to Inner Peace! A Guide with Illustrations! - Tangle Patterns & Meditation - cover

    The Art of ZenDoodle: How to...

    Sara Benson

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Have you heard of the terms Zentangle and Zendoodle? 
    Would you like to know the difference between the two and get started with some awesome patterns? 
    Then look no further! The different between Zentangle and Zendoodle is simply the fact that Zentangle is a trademarked term. Zendoodle is the same concept with some slightly less strict rules. You still get the same amazing benefits of Zentangle when you Zendoodle, and the bonus is that you can sell your art if you so choose! 
    Many artists are now using this form of art to warmup before they begin another piece of art. You can also use this method to warmup for other art, or you can use this only method to practice art! Many people have forgone trying to doodle anything because they feel they’re not able to draw like Van Gogh, so they might as well not try at all. But this is simply not true! 
    You can create beautiful, breathtaking art with just a few strokes of a pencil or pen and your art will look just as good as anyone else’s! 
    In this book, you’ll learn:The difference between Zentangle and Zendoodle.The benefits of Zendoodle.How you can sell your artwork.The method of Zendoodle.Eleven tangles to get you started.And much more! 
    So scroll up and grab a copy of this eBook today on Zendoodling!
    Show book
  • Extreme Art Nudes - Artistic Erotic Photo Essays Far Outside of the Boudoir - cover

    Extreme Art Nudes - Artistic...

    Victor Navarre, Vanessa Davis

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    "Extreme Art Nudes" has taken the classic nude out of the boudoir... WAY out! Maintaining a highly artistic perspective, we have explored a number of fetishes and other situations that are atypical of the classic nude. This juxtaposition of the soft female form with harsh elements creates the most visually compelling imagery. It is a celebration of the great inner strength that women share, and exhibited herein by my amazing model and muse, Vanessa. Brief erotic essays accompany the spectacular, full-color and timeless B&W photographs. They provide the reader with a spicy insiders perspective related to the genesis and creation of each image. Also, as the chapters unfold, they will reveal a love story - that special relationship between an artist and muse.
    Show book
  • Singing and posture postural and osteopathic principles for singers - cover

    Singing and posture postural and...

    Mauro Banfi

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A book dedicated to students and professional singers interested in a funcional perspective of the daily practice of singing.
    It rediscovers the often forgotten micro mobilities of the body, which are very useful for artists, by not considering posture as a static concept.
    It is not a manual of vocal technique but it is a text aimed at improving the “body posture for a good voice “.
    It’s dedicated to teachers and students who want to explore these topics with particular attention to the most frequent problems occurring to singers.
    It also proposes exercises and pratical prevention in support of the artistic training.
    Mauro Banfi, Osteopath and Physioterapist is specialised on the treatement of performing artists. His approach rapresents the updated result of practical experimentation, workshops, masterclasses for choirs , vocal groups , music schools and conservatories in over twenty years of experience.
    Show book
  • Lori Lovecraft #1 - Back to The Garden (One Shot) - cover

    Lori Lovecraft #1 - Back to The...

    Mike Vosburg, Pete Ventrella

    • 2
    • 9
    • 0
    Stripped of The Necronomicon, Lori travels to San Francisco to attend the Miskatonic Pop Festival where rock star Elston Gunn is using its power to summon fame and fortune.  Little does he know that's he's unleashed evil incarnate onto the streets of the city by the bay.  Only Lori Lovecraft can set things right…if she gets there in time.
    Show book
  • Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game - A Collector's Guide to Mah Jongg Tiles and Sets - cover

    Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game -...

    Ann Israel, Gregg Swain

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    "I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg LeagueThis is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. When authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain began playing Mahjong, they were unaware of the vintage collections that existed not only in the United States but also across the globe. Slowly, they started to collect their own sets of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the history of, and interest in, the game.Finding few references, Israel and Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mahjong sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and respected scholars and game experts have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing important chapters on the game's history and its pieces as well as technical information on the tiles. Lastly, great collectors from around the globe have shared their incredible sets and memories for the first time in one book for everyone to enjoy.With hundreds of beautiful new images by renowned photographer Michel Arnaud, and including historical documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game fills the void between the past's and today's game, providing vision, inspiration and resources. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by a Mahjong tile will find in these pages visually stunning photographs that will entice them into becoming an enthusiast of the timeless game of Mahjong.
    Show book