The First 28 Years Of Monty Python

The First 28 Years Of Monty Python

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Overview

The First 28 Years Of Monty Python by Kim Howard Johnson, Kim Howard Johnson

The ultimate guide for Python fans is back, newly revised for the nineties. The years since the publication of the first edition have brought a great deal of change for the Python alumni-most notably most celebrated postgraduate successes: A Fish Called Wanda, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, and Disney's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

This revised edition also contains all of the original material (dead parrots, fish-slapping, silly walks, Knights Who Say Ni, etc.) that made the first edition such a success! The First 280 Years of Monty Python celebrates the group's career with exclusive interviews, rare photographs, and an episode guide detailing the original TV shows. It's a must-have item for any Python fan.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312169336
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/01/1999
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Kin Howard Johnson ran away to join the circus in 1974 as a fan, friend, and stalker (not in that order). He lived on location with Monty Python in Tunisia during the filming of Life of Brian, where he won the hearts of the zany Brits after serving as a double for the taller Pythons, then followed it up with an award-winning portrayal of the"Pantomime Goose" in Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl. He is the author of three previous books on Monty Python, The first 200 Years of Monty Python, And Now for Something Completely Trivial, and Life (Before And) After Monty Python, as well as Truth in Comedy, an improvisational manual cowritten with Del Close and Charna Halpern. He lives outside Chicago with wife Laurie Bradach and son Morgon.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xi
Author's Note xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Introduction xvii
Performing 45(6)
Recurring Favorites 51(10)
Help! 61
PART ONE: THE GATHERING STORM
Before the Beginning
3(34)
Monty Python: The Writing
37(42)
PART TWO: THE CLASSIC FORTY-FIVE SHOWS AND MORE
The First Series
79(30)
Test Your Python Quotient
109(6)
A Look from the Inside
115(4)
The Second Series
119(30)
The Pythonic Verses: Monty Python's Guide to Life
149(8)
The Third Series
157(30)
Monty Python's Lost Episodes: The German Shows
187(6)
The Fourth Series
193(12)
The End of the Beginning
205(6)
PART THREE: BEYOND THE BEEB
Captured Live
211(8)
Python on Film: And Now for Something Completely Different
219(24)
Individual Profiles
243(134)
The Records, the Books, and the Videos
377

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