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By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 21st, 2013
So, having reported a couple of days ago that the five members of the Monty Python team that have very much not kicked the bucket and gone on to meet their maker (et cetera) are getting back together, it seems their reunion is more of a ...
Amid the spiralling attentiornado around a certain other British TV show of the past (and future), we bring news of a classic comedy comeback, of sorts.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 12th, 2013
This is a delight on two levels.
One: It’s a reswizzled trailer for Monty Python and the Holy Grail made by Stéphane Bouley, and using all of the most common tricks trailermakers use to try and add booming gravitas to every tiny moment in a film. So it has the ...
Preparing to write about someone whose face and voice is an integral part of your life to date, to an audience that may be entirely unaware of their existence, is a curious sensation. It’s hard to pull the words together to sum up ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 7th, 2012
OK, so there isn’t really a new Monty Python film per se, but it’s pretty close to being one, and it looks like the purpetually busy Benedict will be its star.
It’s reason enough to buy a Kindle. John Cleese, the British funnyman who was a founding member of the Monty Python comedy group, starred in the Britcom Fawlty Towers (1975-79) and in the film A Fish Called Wanda (1988), has signed to ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 3rd, 2012
OK, so here’s the deal. It’s a film called A Liar’s Autobiography, based on the autobiography written by Graham Chapman (liar, and member of the Monty Python team).
By Leah Rozen | Posted on August 22nd, 2012
Break out the bubbly because there’s an important anniversary to mark. Forty years ago today (August 22), Monty Python first reached American shores.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on October 19th, 2011
I’m writing this in a bit of a tizzy. Tonight, the BBC are airing Holy Flying Circus, an imaginative dramatisation of the battle the Monty Python team had in getting the Life Of Brian made and distributed, a battle which ...
Now that it’s all over but the blogging, here’s a quick look at five items with British angles from this weekend’s Comic Con in New York City.