Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar's Autobiography. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually, a lot), and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).
Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his book, A Liar's Autobiography - and those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman's voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.
Not a documentary, not a Monty Python film, A Liar's Autobiography is Chapman's own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge. Incredible, yes. Surreal, certainly. True, who knows? At his memorial service, John Cleese called Chapman "a freeloading bastard". Now, as the film re-unites Chapman with Cleese, Jones, Palin, and Gilliam for the first time in 23 years, he is set to earn a new title - the most prolific corpse since Elvis.
A series of comic episodes spoofing everything from sexual reproduction to gluttony. Some supreme Python moments!
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Season 1 clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Whither Canada clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
In Terry Gilliam's fantastic voyage through time and space, a young boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move! Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and costar Michael Palin, TIME BANDITS is all at once giddy fairy tale, revisionist history lesson, and satire on technology gone awry.
How does Santa deliver all those presents in a single night?
Monty Python's Flying Circus: John Cleese's Personal Best clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
Santa's youngest son Arthur embarks on a magical adventure to deliver the final gift to a child to save Christmas.
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story. Voiced by fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
This animated, unconventional biopic tells the extraordinary and utterly inaccurate story behind late comedian and Monty Python member Graham Chapman.
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story.
Santa and his elite elf team use spy-like stunts to deliver billions of presents to all the world's children in one incredible night. So what does it mean if only one child gets left without a present? Everything! Now it is up to Santa's youngest son Arthur to fix this slip up and make good on the promise of Christmas. With the help of retired Grandsanta and a rebellious young elf, Arthur's on a last-second ride to give the final gift and bring wonder back to the holiday season. Deck the halls with thrills, excitement and fun in this instant Christmas classic!
When Santa's high-tech Christmas operation misses one child, Santa's son Arthur sets out to complete the Christmas Eve mission the old-fashioned way - via reindeer! A hilarious animated treat!
How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa's young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, a sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present!
On the road to Rio, Michael visits the source of Brazil's great mineral wealth - the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. On to Rio de Janeiro, host to the next Olympics and World Cup. Michael learns how to celebrate a goal like a Brazilian radio commentator, and books a room in one of the city's famous 'love hotels'!
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Michael travels through the very heart of Amazonia. He meets the Yanomami tribe and talks to their spokesperson about the threats to their way of life. He visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem. Traveling to the upper reaches of the Xingu River he is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples.
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Michael Palin's Brazilian odyssey begins in the North East, where modern Brazil was born. He starts in the city of Sao Luis before traveling down the coast and dropping in on the vaqueros - Brazilian Cowboys - who work on vast cattle ranches. In Salvador he learns to drum with the famous Olodum school and has a lesson in how to cook Bahian-style.
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On his final leg of his journey, Michael starts in the picture perfect town of Parati where he meets up with Prince João de Bragança, heir to the defunct throne of Brazil. In Embraer and Sao Paolo Michael meets some of Brazil's successful politicians, heads of business and TV soap stars, who all have mixed opinions on Brazil's future.
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The Gang recalls their last movie, The Meaning of Life and its relevance to Graham Chapman's memorial service. Comedians and celebrities discuss Python's influence. Interviews with Eddie Izzard, Dan Aykroyd, Jimmy Fallon and Steve Merchant.
On the heels of 'Holy Grail' and its success, the Python Gang reflects on their next misinterpreted and controversially banned film, The Life of Brian. Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Eric Idle.
The Monty Python team document leaving TV to dive head-first into film and their arrival in the U.S., as well as the ups and downs of making Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Interviews with Jimmy Fallon, Seth Green, Russell Brand and Bruce Dickinson.
Join Monty Python members as they discuss BBC censorship, unwanted celebrity status, member Graham Chapman, Python controversy and Cleese's departure. Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.
Catch up with The Pythons as they remember Monty Python's Flying Circus's early struggles turned extreme successes with sketches influencing generations to come. Interviews with John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Russell Brand, and Seth Green.
The birth of Monty Python. Join members as they tell the tale of how their lives and careers began Post-WWII to the culmination of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Interviews with Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle.
Documentary filmmakers Ben Timlett and Bill Jones invite you behind the scenes of the making of six-hour epic Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer's Cut). See candid outtakes, favorite moments, classic clips and find out how their unique relationship to the Pythons gave them access to never-before-seen material. Featuring: The Pythons, Russell Brand, Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels, Steve Coogan and The Whitest Kids U'Know.
Michael Palin explores the countries that were for much of his life hidden behind the Iron Curtain and now are very much part of the New Europe of post-Soviet times.
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