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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 alumnus Gilliam's dark satirical look at a "big brother" controlled future English society in which an ordinary man becomes embroiled in a mistaken identity arrest. As funny as it is horrifying!
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your average medieval knights and horses story - for a start, due to a shortage in the kingdom, all the horses have been replaced by servants clopping coconuts together!
The cast from ' A Fish Called Wanda' reteam in a twisted tale set in a British zoo. When the zoo is bought by an American millionaire, an order goes out that only the fiercest creatures be displayed in order to boost profits.
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.
An ambitious couple and a V.I.P. (Very Important Pig) collide in his outrageous comedy of manners!
During a time of extreme food rationing in England following World War II, one town's upper class bends the rules by illegally fattening a prize pig for a feast to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. When a timid foot doctor (Michael Palin, A Fish Called Wanda) and his bossy wife (two-time Academy Award winner Maggie Smith, A Room with a View) get wind of the plan, they seize the chance to climb the social ladder by kidnapping the pigwho has a few unpleasant surprises of its own in store. One of the most hilarious, critically-acclaimed British cult comedies of all time, this star-packed satire proves some people will truly do anything to get ahead!
Monty Python: The Other British Invasion movie trailer - starring John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman. Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
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