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Title Monty Python: Almost The Truth The Lawyer's Cut - Ep 1 of 2 / Director: Jones, Bill
Published Australia : ABC1, 2009
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Summary *Coarse language*Forty years after they were unleased on an unsuspecting world, Monty Python: Almost The Truth The Lawyer's Cut is the definitive history of the Flying Circus.This two-part documentary covers the comedy troupe from their birth to the present day, highlighting their childhood, schooling and university life, as well as their pre-Python work.The documentary features a wealth of sketches from the 45 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus TV series as well as their hilarious live performances and footage from their classic films Holy Grail,Life of Brian and Meaning of Life.From their fateful start in October 1969, the Monty Python clan - John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, American Terry Gilliam, and Graham Chapman, (who died in 1989 from cancer, aged 48) - ignited a comedic revolution and set the bar for satire, slapstick and outright silliness.New and exclusive interviews with the comedy troupe members and archival footage of interviews with the late Graham Chapman unveil the deeper truths behind their expertly crafted buffoonery.Commentary from modern day comedians and performers - including Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard and Russell Brand - cite Monty Python's Flying Circus as a core influence on their own work.Monty Python is credited with a sardonic, even cynical edge that took shots at everything proper; pompous barristers, perverted accountants, daffy psychologists, inept military commanders, supercilious news anchors and all others who represented the ruling class.Monty Python: Almost The Truth The Lawyer's Cut celebrates the legacy of this dynamic comedic force
Event Broadcast 2010-02-14 at 20:35:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Artists -- Interviews.
Comedians -- Psychology.
Comedy sketches.
English wit and humor.
Monty Python (Comedy troupe)
Television comedies.
England.
Form Streaming video
Author Jones, Bill, director
Parker, Alan, director
Timlett, Ben, director