MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS:


MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS:

LUKE DEMPSEY    Book Number: 88377    Product format: Hardback

The influence of Python on TV and comedy can rightly be compared to that of The Beatles on music - 51 years since first broadcast it remains one of the most popular, enduring, oft-quoted and inspiring shows of all time. If there were ever a chapter and verse Python "Bible", then this is it. It comprises the complete scripts of every one of the 45 episodes that were made - every silly set-up, clever conceit, snide insult, saucy aside and ridiculous non-sequitur - and in addition over 2,000 colour photos and illus, mostly stills from the show and Terry Gilliam's iconic artworks, all the stage directions and - as if it could get any better - over 1,000 insightful, informative and scandalous annotations to the scripts. Of course here are all the parrots, lumberjacks, spam, cheese shops, Spanish Inquisitions and upper-class twits you could ever wish for, but what is particularly good is how lesser-celebrated sketches (even the most ardent Pythonistas will admit that there were a few misses alongside the hits) when shown in context and in this format are immediately more enjoyable and appreciable. This is particularly aided by the annotations, which cover the plethora of cultural, historical and topical references touched upon in each sketch. They also provide running profiles of the principle Pythons as well as other cast members and inside stories from on and off set including the (quite frequent) arguments and accidents, set designs and locations, goofs and gaffes and much more. An absolutely humungous volume of 880 8"×9½" pages and weighing in at a Brobdingnagian 6lb 12oz. Extra bonus - flip the bottom right corner pages for a demonstration from the Minister of Silly Walks! Colour illus.
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ISBN 9781579129132
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