Pythons' Autobiography by the Pythons (Deluxe Edition)

Pythons' Autobiography by the Pythons (Deluxe Edition)

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The surviving Pythons here provide the definitive story of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" and the "genius" who created it. Over 30 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. This biography is a look at arguably the most important comic team of the modern age, illustrated with 1000 photographs, many culled from the team's own personal collections, many more seen for the first time.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 250 x 312mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Special edition
  • Special edition
  • 1000 colour illustrations
  • 0752860445
  • 9780752860442

About John Cleese

As above Bob McCabe broadcasts on film for Radio 1 and is associate editor of 'Film Guide'. He contributes to 'Empire', and 'Q' magazines and has also contributed to 'Premier', 'Film Review', 'Evening Standard', 'Daily Mirror', 'The Express' and was film editor of 'Vox'. He is the author of the BFI book on'The Exorcist'. Terry Jones was a member of the Monty Python team and has directed three highly successful films. (Names) His previous book The Saga of Eric the Viking won the 1984 Children's Book Award. He read English at Oxford and retains a passion for medieval literature. Michael Palin is one of the most popular comic figures of our time. His exploits with the Monty Python teamand in subsequent films such as A Fish Called Wanda are now the stuff of legend. It is as the adventurous traveller of his major television series however that he has acquired a vast and loyal following.show more