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.
The race to see who will be named Upper Class Twit of the Year.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Attila The Hun Show clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
WWI flying ace Biggles dictates a letter.
The witty British comedy troupe in a live performance of some of their wildest sketches. A benefit for human rights watch group Amnesty International. Also features music by well-known stars.
A series of comic episodes spoofing everything from sexual reproduction to gluttony. Some supreme Python moments!
The Montgolfier Brothers get ready to fly their balloon.
The Monty Python team are at it again in their second movie. This time we follow King Arthur and his knights in their search for the Holy Grail. This isn't your average medieval knights and horses story - for a start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, all the horses have been replaced by servants clopping coconuts together!
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live From The Grill-O-Mat clip - starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam. Directed by Ian MacNaughton.
Grannies are terrorizing London!
A teenager babysitting her little brother accidentally sends him to the land of the Goblin King, and she must get him back by midnight or he will be turned into a goblin.
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.
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story.
Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Academy Award winner Kevin Kline follow their smash hit A Fish Called Wanda with another hilarious farce which Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC-TV, New York, calls "a very funny picture." A quaint English zoo is the setting for a riotous revolt after the zoo director attempts to rid the park of its cute, cuddly animals and display only "fierce creatures."
A massive corporate conglomerate, Octopus Inc., run by a shrewd and cruel tycoon named Rod McCain, purchases a UK-based leisure company, and also the failing London Marwood Zoo. To bring more business to the zoo, Octopus hires a new manager, Rollo Lee, who promptly comes up with a way to increase profits-do away with all the animals except for the ferocious ones. This new Fierce Creatures Policy shocks the Marwood zookeepers, led by the unendingly talkative Adrian "Bugsy" Malone. Eventually, Rod McCain's son Vince, along with the up-and-coming business executive Willa Weston, take control of the zoo and revoke the Fierce Creatures Policy. Vince instead comes up with many under-handed and vicious schemes to attract customers-unauthorized celebrity endorsements, shoddy, overpriced zoo merchandise, and using robotic animals instead of real ones. However, Vince is also stealing from the zoo's funds, and when his father finds out, he rears to turn the zoo into a Japanese-owned golf course. Meanwhile, Willa has grown to love the zoo and its animals, and, along with her newly-reformed love interest Rollo, plot with the zookeepers to save the zoo from the McCains.
Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Academy Award(R) winner Kevin Kline follow their smash hit A FISH CALLED WANDA with another hilarious farce which Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC-TV, New York, calls "a very funny picture." A quaint English zoo is the setting for a riotous revolt after the zoo director attempts to rid the park of its cute, cuddly animals and display only "fierce creatures."
The SRU's attempt to take down a crime boss, but when the plan is botched, the boss flees, taking his girlfriend, a criminal Informant, with him,
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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.
A shepherd muses about sheep nesting in trees; the commercial viability of ovine aviation; profiles of men who lead double lives as mice; a playwright clashes with his coal-miner son; a wrestling match over the existence of God.
Sketches include: a German composer with an extraordinarily long name; crooks plan an elaborate scheme to buy a watch; a chocolate-company owner markets "Crunchy Frog."
Hamlet undergoes psychoanalysis; eight Queen Victorias compete in the Queen Victoria handicap race; a boxing contender gets his head knocked off.
A spoof of British political-party broadcasts includes the finals of "the worst family in Britain" contest, a violent cricket match and a housewife who revolutionized beekeeping.
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