“I don’t think there is an Oxford/Cambridge divide within Python. I don’t buy this at all. The group, as I see it, breaks down much more easily into those who are from ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’ and those who are not, because we were together so much longer… The ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’ gang are very affectionate and we go back to being boys in a gang together.” - Eric Idle
Graham Chapman on Terry Gilliam, behind the scenes filming Life of Brian
The pythons (Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman) on John Cleese. Behind the scenes filming Life Of Brian.
Happy Birthday, Terry Gilliam!
Monty Python’s longcat! as per andthedayturnedintonight’s request
In October 2011 I took on the mamouth task of organising my father’s archive - all his work from pre-Python days, as a cartoonist, photojournalist & assistnat editor for Help! magazine, through all his original artwork and cut-outs for Python animation, posters, logos and generally everything Python, to his storyboards, designs and sketches for his feature films and other non-film related projects (including his opera of “Faust” and that infamous Nike commercial). Why!? Because I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by my father’s amazing work all my life and I think it should be seen by everyone so I am organising the archive so it can eventually be put in a book and an exhibition. Along the (dusty) way I have uncovered absolute gems. I have set up this blog to share my journey and some of the “gems” I find along the way… Enjoy.