only american member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Terry
Gilliam produced animation for the series as well as
lent his acting and writing skills to the troupe. He went
on to become a director of fabulously epic films. Notorious
for going over budget, he attracted some top actors and
actresses to star or do cameo work in his films. Robert
De Niro, Jonanthan Price, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Bruce
Willis, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Robin Williams give fantastic
performances in these cinematic masterpieces.
Terry Gilliam on Video
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|Brazil - - - Factory sealed DVD |
Books by and about Terry Gilliam
|Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir -Terry Gilliam - |
The screenwriter, innovative animator, highly acclaimed visionary film director, and only non-British member of Monty Python offers an intimate glimpse into his world in this fascinating memoir illustrated with hand-drawn sketches, notes, and memorabilia from his personal archive.
From his no-frills childhood in the icy wastes of Minnesota, to some of the hottest water Hollywood had to offer, via the cutting edge of 1960s and ’70s counter-culture in New York, L.A. and London, Terry Gilliam’s life has been as vivid, entertaining and unorthodox as one of his films.
Telling his story for the first time, the director of Time Bandits, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas—not to mention co-founder of Monty Python’s Flying Circus—recalls his life so far. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, photographs and commentary, Gilliamesque blends the visual and the verbal with scabrous wit and fascinating insight.
Gilliam’s “pre-posthumous memoir” also features a cast of amazing supporting characters—George Harrison, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger and all of the fellow Pythons—as well as cameo appearances from some of the heaviest cultural hitters of modern times, from Woody Allen to Frank Zappa, Gloria Steinem to Robert Crumb, Richard Nixon to Hunter S. Thompson. Gilliam’s encounters with the great and the not-so-good are revealing, funny, and hugely entertaining.
This book is an unrestrained look into a unique creative mind and an incomparable portrait of late twentieth-century popular culture.
|Gilliam on Gilliam (Directors on Directors) -ARRAY(0x278f7b8) - - Used Book in Good Condition Terry Gilliam talks about the background and development of each of his films, including "Brazil," "Time Bandits," "Twelve Monkeys," "The Fisher King," and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"|
|Terry Gilliam: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers Series) - - - Used Book in Good Condition |
This collection of interviews with the renowned filmmaker, animator, artist, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe covers the phases of his career from his early work as a cartoonist and animator through his most recent and most difficult projects.
Among many subjects, Gilliam discusses his formative years as an artist and humor-magazine cartoonist, his move from the United States to England, his entry into British television, and his success as resident animator for the Monty Python's Flying Circus television show.
As co-director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and as director of Jabberwocky Gilliam made his advent as a maker of feature films, followed by such popular movies as Time Bandits and The Fisher King. A mixture of critical acclaim and film-studio animosity greeted his epic Brazil. Gilliam discusses all these, as well as the damage The Adventures of Baron Munchausen did to his career and the disasters that plagued his attempt to film a time-travel comedy called The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after the commercial disappointment of his unexpectedly acerbic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
In his conversations with a diverse array of interviewers Gilliam talks about an eclectic succession of topics, including his idiosyncratic tastes in painting and architecture, his fascination with the art and history of medieval Europe, his outspoken hostility for the commercial film industry, his views on comedy, fantasy, and film, and his philosophical perspectives on contemporary society.
"I like the idea," he says, "of actual demons sucking your brains out--envy and greed, these things being tangible. It's somehow on a common level, a more sensible way of dealing with the world. . . ."
|So, Anyway... -John Cleese - - Three Rivers Press CA |
John Cleese’s huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.
Cleese was just days away from graduating Cambridge and setting off on a law career when he was visited by two BBC executives, who offered him a job writing comedy for radio. That fateful moment—and a near-simultaneous offer to take his university humor revue to London’s famed West End—propelled him down a different path, cutting his teeth writing for stars like David Frost and Peter Sellers, and eventually joining the five other Pythons to pioneer a new kind of comedy that prized invention, silliness, and absurdity. Along the way, he found his first true love with the actress Connie Booth and transformed himself from a reluctant performer to a world class actor and back again.
Twisting and turning through surprising stories and hilarious digressions—with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why—this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.
|Animations of Mortality -ARRAY(0x2865058) - An abrasive and smug narrator--Brian the Badger--exposes the artful dodges and devices and the entrepreneurial ruthlessness essential for an aspiring animator on the path to fame and fortune|
|Les Frères Grimm -collectif - 19x14x2cm. DVD. Traduit de Sénès Florence -Illustrations de Jankovics györgy.|
|Terry Gilliam's Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas: The Untold Story -Gene Gregorits - - Terry Gilliam s Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas The Untold Story In the summer of 2001, cult novelist and rogue journalist Gene Gregorits sat down with Laila Nabulsi, producer of Terry Gilliam's controversial 1998 film "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas". Their conversation lasted six hours, covering the entire history of that film's troubled production, which took nearly a decade to fully be realized, eventually with Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp attached. From Benicio Del Toro's self-inflicted cigarette burns and Alex Cox's anti-social incompetence to midget porn pranks and touching personal anecdotes about the legendary "king of fun" himself, "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas: The Untold Story" is the first time that this raunchy, rowdy, and in-depth long-form interview has been published in its entirety, and it includes an introduction by its creator, Gene Gregorits.|
|Masters of the Grotesque: The Cinema of Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers and David Lynch -Schuy R. Weishaar - - Used Book in Good Condition The concepts and theories surrounding the aesthetic category of the grotesque are explored in this book by pursuing their deployment in the films of American auteurs Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, the Coen Brothers and David Lynch. The author argues that interpreting these directors' films through the lens of the grotesque allows us to situate both the auteurs and the films within a long history of the grotesque in art and aesthetics. This cultural tradition effectively subsumes the contribution of any artist or genre that intersects it but also affords the artist or genre--the auteur and the genre filmmaker--a pantheon and an abundance of images, themes, and motifs, etc. through which he or she can subversively represent the world and our place in it.|
|1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die: The Ultimate Guide to Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga - - - Rizzoli International Publications |
Visually amazing, this critical history of comic books, manga, and graphic novels is a must-have for any comic buff or collector. Over the centuries, comic books and their offshoots, such as graphic novels, manga, and bandes dessinées, have evolved into a phenomenally popular, influential, and unique art form through which we can express our opinions, our fantasies, our nightmares, and our dreams. In short: comics are emphatically no longer just for kids. This volume is the perfect introduction to a dynamic and globally popular medium, embracing every graphic genre worldwide to assess the very best works of sequential art, graphic literature, comics, and comic strips, past and present. Packed with fantastic reproductions of classic front covers and groundbreaking panels, this book is visually stunning as well as a trove of information— perfect for the passionate collector and casual fan alike.
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Monty Python Crap
|Monty Python Fluxx - - - For 2 to 6 players - 10-40 mintues to play - Monty Python theme - Humorous, extremely replayable Card game - Expandable but not Collectable |
|Toy Vault Monty Python Voice Abuse Keychain - - - Can you take the abuse? Inspired by Monty Python's Flying Circus, this keychain is one of a kind! - Press the toes on the keychain foot to hear various phrases from the famous "Abuse Sketch" and other famous routines. - Talking keychain |
|Toy Vault Mini Black Knight Plush - - - Like a hamster, the Black Knight enjoys his solitude and doesn't get along well with others of his kind. - From Monty Python's The Quest for the Holy Grail - not for children under 12 yrs. |
|Monty Python Fluxx with Free Wooden Display Case - - - The humorous, extremely replayable card game with ever-changing rules! - If Fluxx wasn't confusing and strange enough, now the Pythons have gotten involved with the proceedings and made it even more hysterical - Monty Python Fluxx now includes singing, fake accents, reciting Python dialog for extra cards, and pretty much everything else, short of farting in your general direction - For 2 to 6 players ages 8 and up with an average play time of 10-40 minutes - Includes a wooden display and storage case |